Russian University of Theatre Arts.
Pelageya"s mother, Svetlana Gennadiyevna Khanova (Russian: Светлана Геннадиевна Ханова), formerly a jazz-singer, theatre director and performing arts instructor, is now a producer and art director of her daughter"s band. Pelageya"s father is unknown. At the age of eight Pelageya entered the musical school attached to Novosibirsk Conservatoire.
At nine she was awarded the title "Best folk-singer of Russia in 1996" at a television contest.
And at ten she signed a contract with FeeLee Records label and the family moved to Moscow. At the age of 14 she completed her school education through correspondence and entered Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, from which she graduated with honours in 2005.
In July 1999 she was invited by Mstislav Rostropovich to a musical festival in France alongside Evgeny Kissin, Ravi Shankar, B.B. King. In an interview to a French newspaper Galina Vishnevskaya - Rostropovich"s wife - called her then "a future of the world"s opera".
In 2000 Pelageya assembled a band under her name.
In 2009 Pelageya was awarded the title "Best female soloist of the year" according to Nashe Radio. In January 2010 she took part in Bobby McFerrin"s project Bobble. Since 2012, for three seasons, Pelageya has been one of the four coaches on Golos, and also is a coach on Golos Deti, the junior version.
Pelageya Khanova — vocals
Pavel Deshura — guitar, back vocals, arrangement
Svetlana Khanova — producer, lyrics, arrangement, audio mixing
Dmitry Zelensky — drums
Alexander Savinykh — bass guitar, back vocals
Anton Tsypkin — bayan (accordion), keyboards
Sergey Poluboyarinov — sound director
She sings folk-songs from different nations in different languages, romances and compositions written by the members of her group, mostly in rock arrangements. In 1997 she sang at Moscow"s 850th Anniversary Pageant concert, was the sole performer at the Heads of Government of Three States Summit (Jacques Chirac, Helmut Kohl, Boris Yeltsin) and participated in KVN television show as a member of Novosibirsk State University team