Born on January 14, 1997, in Kursk, Russia, Anastasiya and Maria showed a passion for music from an early age. Their parents nurtured their interest, enrolling them in music schools to hone their talent.
Their big break came in 2006 when they won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest at just nine years old. Their winning song, “Vesenniy Jazz” (Spring Jazz), made them instantly popular in their home country and across Europe.
In 2007, the Tolmachevy Sisters appeared in the Children’s New Wave competition, where they took the second spot. The following year, they appeared as Snow Maidens in the Russian New Year’s Eve television show “Yolki Plyuschi” and participated in various music festivals, both domestically and internationally.
As they grew older, the Tolmachevy Sisters expanded their repertoire and style, moving from childlike songs to more mature pop ballads. This evolution was reflected in their 2014 Eurovision Song Contest entry. They represented Russia with the song “Shine” and finished 7th overall. Despite some political controversy surrounding Russia at the time, the Tolmachevy Sisters received strong support from the audience and viewers, solidifying their reputation as talented and charismatic performers.
Since 2016, they teach children in singing at the Studio Sisters Maria Anastasiya.
On October 14, 2017, the twins performed as interpreters on the opening day of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi. A year later, they received certificates and medals for their contribution, signed by Russian president Vladimir Putin. On New Years Eve of that year, they presented a new song, “S Toboy”.
In 2018, they performed at the Moscow Eurovision Party. They also performed at the Fifa Fan Fest in Rostov-on-Don.
On January 15, 2020, the Tolmachevy Sisters gave their very first solo concert, called “Otrazhenie”. On May 18, 2021, they gave a concert celebrating five years of their vocal studio. Later that year, a one hour interview with the sisters appeared online on YouTube.
The girls are not only singers but also models and brand ambassadors.
Anna Strandberg Andersson
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