SINGER FEDOR BORKOVSKY was born on July 10, 1956. He
graduated from Leningrad Polytechnical Institute in 1979. In 1988 he
finished People’s University of Music Art, the classical guitar class
under the instruction of Kniazev A.N.
He began writing music for his songs and sang them
accompaning by the guitar at the age of 13. Most of his best songs are
on the lyrics of the “Silver Age” Russian poets.
In 1986 he met Larisa
Nedielyaeva while performing in the Club of Modern Song’s
“Vstrecha” at the Palace of Culture “Mir”. Their first concert was at
the Scientist’s Club in Lesnoy, Leningrad, in 1988. Larisa sang Fedor’s
songs, while Fedor played the guitar accompaning her to sing her own
songs. Until 1993 they used to perform at plants, factories and
institutes of the city and the Leningrad Region. During this period
once a month they sang in a cosy small cafe at Sarvoushkina ul, 72
Since 1993 Fedor included the saxophone in the music of his
songs, with Vsevolod Pokrovsky playing the sax part at concerts and in
In 1993 -1994 the group performed in big concert halls : The
Variety Art Theatre, The Palace of Culture named after M.Gorky in
St.Petersburg, and in the Novgorod Concert Hall. It is during these two
years that most of their concerts were broadcast by radio and TV. After
1994 Fedor never again performed together with Larisa.
The next two years (1995-1996) Fedor gave few concerts: some
recitals in the Yusupov Palace, the Anna Akhmatova Museum, the Fedor
Dostoevsky Museum and the cafe “Cat”. But then this period was devoted
to tape-recording. In 1995 he released his first tape-album “Pineapples
in Champagne”. In 1997 his second tape-album “ Love’s Old-time Fogs”
came out. Since then Fedor more often performed in public: at the
Cinema Worker’s Club, the Journalist’s Club, and more often in the cafe
“Admiral” (Pochtumsky pereulok 8/53), where he presented the songs of
his new tape-albums. In 1998 Fedor released his first CD “ I remember,
my Love, I remember ...”.
the late 1999 another album called “Farewell to Igor Severianin"
appeared. Fedor is planning to record an album called “The Songs of the
POETS ON WHOSE LYRICS HE WROTE HIS SONGS
In addition to the lyrics by the poets famous all over the
world, Fedor Borkovsky sometimes writes songs on his own lyrics, as
well as those of some less famous poets of our time: Natasha
Kirilova, Galina Souslova, Alina
Mal’tseva ( the author of six books, a member of the Writers’
Dachie ( a member of the Journalists’ Union, more famous for
his verses for chidren) and Olga
Vendik. Alas, Max Dakhie and Olga Vendik are dead. Olga
Vendik died in 1993 without seeing her 30th birthday. She left behind
only one book of wonderful poems “
The White Queen” ( listen to the song under the same title).