Yana Kovalskaya - keyboardsName, surname: Yana Kovalskaya

Band role: keyboard player

Date of birth: November 5

Place of birth: Kiev, Ukraine

Marital status: single

Height: don’t remember in centimeters, but a bit higher than my first synthesizer 🙂

Hair color: depends on the mood 🙂

Music education and experience before Scarleth:

Finished R.M.Glier music academy (piano classes), N.V.Lysenko conservatory in Lviv and master’s degree programme in Dragomanov Pedagogic University.
Worked with many bands before Scarleth, the most significant are: Stella Vespera (2009–2012), Luna Dream (2012-2014), Dante (2013-2015)

In the band since: February 2015

Equipment: Korg Kross synthesizer

Favorite bands/composers: J.S.Bach, Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Ravel, Grieg, Schumann, Puccini; Diary Of Dreams, Dark Moor, Deep Purple, Draconian, Fair Warning, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Hammerfall, Lacrimosa, Nightwish, Rainbow, Richie Sambora, Scorpions, Rhapsody of Fire, Axel Rudi Pell, Depeche Mode, Dragonland, Tin Sontsya, Ariya, Kipelov, Mavrin

Musicians which impress/inspire me the most: Jon Lord, Tuomas Holopainen, Alessandro «Alex» Staropoli, Ritchie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Ronnie James Dio, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Boris Berezovsky, Svyatoslav Riсhtеr, Emil Gilels, Stevie Wonder

The song that got me deep into music: Kipelov «Ya svoboden» – this song changed my musical taste to rock music completely. At that moment I understood what kind of music I’d like to play

First album I’ve ever listened to: something of Aria

My most listened to albums nowadays:

Diary Of Dreams «If», «Freak Perfume»
Scorpions «Humanity Hour I»
Dark Moor «Between Light And Darkness»
Deep Purple «Perfect Strangers»
Rainbow «Rising»

First rock show I’ve ever visited: Ariya band, Lviv, 2008

Concerts which impressed me most of all:

Diary Of Dreams, Kiev (Children of the Night festival) 2011
Carpathian Alliance Metal Festival, Kiev, 31.07.2016

Things about working with Scarleth which inspire me the most: approach to work 🙂

Your fear during Scarleth performance: to drop the synth 🙂

Interests/hobbies concerning music and everything about it: I like to open musical scores which I haven’t played before – and to study music which is new to me; I like to play chamber music with good string players and talented vocalists; I like to sit at the piano for hours and work on new play or sonata; sometimes I just like to play scales and exercises by Brahms 🙂

Interests/hobbies except music and everything concerning it: poems, parks with fountains, waterfalls; I like to take photos of nature, to find interesting frames; sometimes something happens to me – and I start knitting scarfs and lacy napkins or bake cakes 🙂

Favorite movies/cartoons: Calikusu, Jane Air, Pride & Prejudice, Anne of Green Gables, Just Like Heaven, Enchanted… I like comedies and japanese/korean dramas too; cartoons by Walt Disney: Beauty And The Beast, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella; and I like The Swan Princess too

Favorite authors/books: Paulo Coelho, Dan Brown, «Calikusu» (don’t remember the author, sorry), George Sand «Consuelo», Charlotte Bronte «Jane Air»

Favorite games: badminton

Favorite sports: swimming, figure-skating, long walks, weight training

Favorite drinks: green tea with milk, viennese coffee

Food which I dislike: unhealthy and greasy – the one from McDonald’s and similar places

Food which I like: healthy – various garden stuff, fruits

Favorite animals: cats, horses, wolves, rabbits

Favorite colors: red, black, emerald, light blue, blue, purple

Favorite seasons: spring (April) and autumn (until all the leaves fall down)

Countries which I’d like to visit: Austria, Italy, Japan, Norway, Hungary, Australia, India, China, Greece, England

My motto: «Wonders happen with those who believe in them»

My weak points/drawbacks: can’t go to bed early, don’t like alarm clocks, take everything close to my heart

What I dislike about people most of all: hypocrisy, jealousy, rudeness, irresponsibleness, lie