I am able for everything with you, if you are with me

...Monologue about life. Before you, without you. About you, for you. A heart for two. The world for two. No obstacles, if you are next to me….

Kharkiv. Start...

A big family from a noisy city. Parents tired from hard work. Three children are busy with themselves. The youngest is Yuliana. Sincere, naïve, but stubborn and goal-oriented. It is me, a girl, who became independent too early. Brought up by the eldest sister. Calm and ordinary. From the first view point. But in my world of dreams everything was different. There was a storm in my soul, but reality pushed me hurtfully down on the earth. Television competitions are watched to tatters and ocean of tears wept away - “I can also do like this, even better! But why am I not there?!” And school chorus...Nobody noticed me among other vocally strong children, the queue to live audition was endless. But I knew that I could “change the chorus life”. And I have sung. To the biggest surprise of my teacher, school director and mayor. From now, the school chorus was a heritage of the city. New life. I started to represent Kharkiv at various festivals. Bare-foot, long-haired girl with the strongest voice. My love to Ukrainian folklore contributed greately to my victories at numerous competitions. For example, my own interpretation of the song “Zozulenka”, which I sang at the age 16, brought me good reputation. And at Isaak Dunayevskiy annual international singing competition due to this folk composition I have won the prize – a chance to shoot the video. Unfortunately, this song was considered a commercial one. The video has not been made. I have work in folk style for more than 6 years. Musical critics always compared my voice with Nina Matviyenko’s voice and predicted similar creative career. But my comprehensive voice let me work in different styles. I took private lessons from Yevgeniy Miroshnichenko, and I am very grateful to this uncommonly creative person. I was happy to play in Moscow Musical “Romeo and Juliette”. I graduated from the academy of music specializing in “jazz”. I experimented with such bright styles like jazz, operetta, fusion, pop-modern. Moreover, my own song won in Kharkiv Iunyie Zvezdy Competition. And then 16 more victories: “Variety Performers Contest”, “World Music”, “Chervona Ruta”, “Bengio Festival”. I am very thankful to my fortune for acquaintance with Iegenii Rybchinskii at the International Festival of Pop Songs named after K.I. Shulzchenko where he was one of judging panel. And then work in Italy.

Kyiv. Changes…

And then it was too narrow. A favourite and native city turned out to be small. It bulged at the seams from unrealized potential. I would like to grow, to amaze, to conquer and to win. To run from grey reality, uniformity and standards. Hunger for the other life. Need in something new. And without thinking. Packed things and ticket to Kyiv. There were not any doubts as to the choice of life. Having graduated from Kharkiv Academy of Music, wish to continue education in higher educational establishment got share of the cake. It might not be said even one word about creative work and carrier without higher education. So, I found myself in Kyiv University of Culture. Studying was combined with competitions, festivals and performances. Future seemed light and promising. But then my mother died...

Reality. Time before you...

Life got grey, tasteless, uninteresting and indifferent. Two years in fog. Neglected songs, elusive words. Mother’s gone away, I lost any hope, dream, wish, myself… Disappeared.

Life presented new chances. But it was not time for it. Choice was made. I went off. I forgot. I was forgotten. Left the stage. Concentrated on study. After graduating from the University of Culture I continued my educational upgrade – postgraduate education of the above mentioned higher educational establishment was in time. Now I am preparing for Master’s Thesis protection. I had a new goal, it was scientific work about Nina Matvienko. Now I am Master of Sciences and my Master’s Thesis is dedicated to unique Nina Matvienko. I always admired this charismatic, comprehensive and creative person. We know each other for a long time. My creative work was close to hers. Not once the artist gave positive comments on my works. One of her commentaries decorates my web-site. Nina Matvienko’s contribution to Ukrainian culture is priceless.

Rebirth...

Time didn’t stand on its place. The world has changed. Values deserve nothing. Creative work became ordinary goods. It is fashionable and modern to drive expensive cars, to inject silicon in breasts and to sing under someone’s phonogram. What is reserved for me? Talent which lost its chance. But it is impossible to buy frankness and listeners’ recognition for money! Glare in eyes and gratefulness are not sold! Money is power, yes, to some extent. But soul must be felt everywhere! And that is! I know the glitter in smitten eyes. I know that I can. I am able. I will. I will amaze. I will pulverize. I will make me love.

Golden Cage...

One day I was in love... Sincerely. Naïve. It was he. Special. Important. “He could allure, and after that – to leave for death in a golden cage. I was a devoted wife. He had a very calculating mind. Millions of banknotes decided his position in society. My talent was estimated by a calculator and then changed for currency. Business is business. But to live in captivity is not my fortune. Affected pathos is not my life. Yes, I left. It was not easy step in my life, but what is done makes us stronger. I appreciate that period in my life and am glad that I chose feelings and stage. Heart music never tells a lie. I started a new life. The next step. Difficult, but in favourite activity. All losses left their mark, and now new Yuliana Prado has appeared.

You...

And now I have you. Hope. The man who can understand, inspire and encourage. Now I am a happy mother and a person of peace speaking some foreign languages. But life is not without obstacles, it is very important to put new goal. But it is not frightening already. As I AM ABLE FOR EVERYTHING WITH YOU, IF YOU ARE WITH ME...