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Marta Shpak

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Birth name  Marta Shpak
Name  Marta Shpak
Years active  1999–present

Instruments  piano
Origin  Ukraine
Labels  Unsigned artist
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Genres  Pop Folk pop pop rock world music adult contemporary
Occupation(s)  Singer-songwriter choreographer actress

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Marta Shpak (Марта Шпак) is a Ukrainian folk-pop singer, songwriter, choreographer and actress. Manager of Performing Arts. She writes her own songs, creates choreography for her performances and traveling around the world to represent Ukrainian culture. She has been named The Honoured Artist of Ukraine in 2009 by President of Ukraine, in recognition of her dedication as the main soloist of the State Ensemble of songs and dance of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.


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Early life

Marta Shpak was born in Pereginske of the InIvano-Francivsk region in Boykivshchyna, Ukraine. Music was her main interest and hobby during her childhood. She attended the children's school of arts, tours with the folk ensemble "The Little Boyky". Her mother Nataliya Shpak, played an important part in giving her music lessons and provided inspiration. At the age of 5, Marta and her sister Ann, first started performing and winning competitions at All-Ukrainian and International folk festivals.


In 1999 she entered to the State College of Arts in Chernivtsi, where she studied Choreography and began her career as a solo singer, collaborating with composer and teacher of vocals Oksana Kyrylyuk. Her first studio tracks "Rainbow paradise" and Bukovyna were written by Valeriy Syrotiuk (Ukrainian prist) and became very popular at that region of Ukraine. From 2003 to 2007 Marta Shpak attended the National Academy of the Leading staff of Culture and Arts of Ukraine in Kyiv where she obtained her Magister degrees in Modern choreography and Management of organizations and performing arts and become the soloist of the State Ensemble of songs and dance of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and the actress of the poetic theatre "Muslya" ("The Shell", director – Sergiy Arkhypchuk in 2005).

2009 "The Honoured National Artist of Ukraine"

In 2009 Marta Shpak was awarded the title The Honoured National Artist of Ukraine by the President of Ukraine in recognition of her dedication as main soloist of the State Ensemble of songs and dancing of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, who's performances has inspired and rallied the support of thousands of listeners in Ukraine and around the world.

2009 also marked her first appearance in a music video "The Star in the Sky" which was directed by well known Ukrainian film director Taras Khymych.


Marta Shpak recorded an album with Ukrainian rock-band "S.K.Y" and recorded a music video singing a duet with the band’s front-man Oleg Sobchuk for the song "Story".


Marta recorded an original musical project "Insurgent Tango" with singer and author of this project Orest Cymbala and academic instrumental ensemble "High Castle" (Lviv). All the song are written by a hero of Ukraine and poet – Olga Ilkiv.


Marta Shpak, along with children’s folklore ensemble "Little Boiky" represented Ukraine with their performances at the Vatican, in honor of the Ukrainian Christmas tree at St. Peter's Square for Pope Benedict XVI. Shpak also performed in Moscow celebrating Ukraine’s Day in Russia and Anniversary of the birth of Ukrainian poet and Kobzar Taras Shevchenko.


Shpak toured Canada (Winnipeg, Montreal and Toronto) in support of her new album "The Star in a Heaven". She also supported Ukrainians with her performances at the EuroMaidan in Kyiv in the first days of Euro Revolution.


Marta was a passionate supporter of peace and freedom for Ukrainian Nation and its people in their struggle to obtain true freedom and democracy during the ongoing tragic events and war that is currently happening in Ukraine. She performed at many Ukrainian meetings and concerts in Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg. Her most recent supportive performances were at Toronto’s Independence Day at Centennial Park and Multi-Cultural Pavilions during the Folkloramma Festival in Winnipeg, Monitoba. Shpak also performed for The League of Ukrainian Canadians in honor of their 65th Anniversary, in memory of the "Heavenly Hundred" and all the Heroes who died in war!


Marta Shpak is a student in Canada, she is continuing her Master's degree in Management and studying Career exploration and Management courses at Sheridan College and Business English for International professionals at University of Toronto.

Shpak is also currently collaborating with Canadian musician songwriter and producer Denny DeMarchi. Soon they will release their first official music video.

Marta also performing at Ukrainian festivals and fundraising music events in Canada.


Marta Shpak supporting Ukrainian soldiers with her concerts at the front line during the hard time of war at East of Ukraine. Traveling also around Ukraine with her performances, recording new songs and shooting new videos that will be released at the Independence Day of Ukraine this year.


  • "The Song Premiere" 2008, Grand-Prix
  • "Golden barn", 2007, Grand-Prix
  • "Autumn Randewua", 2006, Grand-Prix
  • "The West of 21 century", Grand-Prix
  • "Volodymyr", 2004, Grand-Prix
  • "On Svityaz waves", 2004, 2nd prize
  • "Wesprem 2002", Hungary, 3rd prize
  • "Kyiv Student Spring", 2006, 1st prize
  • "The Song of Heart", 2001, 3rd prize
  • "The Vernisage of Songs", 2001, 1st prize
  • "The Ukrainian Family", 2004, 1st prize
  • "The Ancient custle", 2000, 1st prize
  • "The Morning sunrise" , 1995, 3rd prize
  • "The Fortune’s Nightingale",
  • "Chernivtsi" 1995, 2nd prize in genres "author song" and "folk song"
  • "The Singing Family", Kyiv 1995, 2nd prize
  • Discography

  • 2006 – "Enlighted’, Molotov 20, Marta Shpak & Sergiy Gera & RC "Athlantic"
  • 2008 – "A daybreak" , Marta Shpak
  • 2009 – "Songs of Boykivschyna", Marta Shpak & "Little boyky"
  • 2011 – "Insurgent Tango" – Marta Shpak, Orest Cymbala, Olga Ilkiv and "High Castle".
  • 2013 – "The Star in a Heaven" – Marta Shpak and Igor Balan "Aqua Vita".
  • References

    Marta Shpak Wikipedia

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