Lydia Salnikova

Singer/pianist, GRAMMY nominee

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I've been a professional vocalist/musician/songwriter for 15+ years, I am a GRAMMY nominee, and I have recorded with the likes of Kenny Rogers, Bering Strait, Sir Christopher Lee and John Ford Coley. Throughout my professional career, my work has been heard on ABC, CBS, NBC, CMT, Animal Planet – and even in outer space!

I work in multiple genres: pop, rock, folk, country, alternative, dance and others. I specialize in vocals (lead and/or BGV), piano/keyboards, unplugged piano/vocal based recordings, string arranging.

Samples of some of my lead vocal work are posted on this page. For samples of other services I provide, please visit my session website, http://www.VocalsKeysEtc.com/.

Full artist bio: http://www.LydiaSalnikova.com/.

Feature in M Music & Musicians magazine: http://mmusicmag.com/m/2013/04/lydia-salnikova/.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

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  1. Review by Alexander K.
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    Each time working with Lydia you receive the perfect result. She is the real great singer I can only recommend. Thanks a lot for another one song, Lydia!

  2. Review by Alexander K.
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    Another one song has been perfectly done by Lydia. I am happy again! Thank you very much!
    Лида, ты большой молодец! Песня получается просто красавица!

  3. Review by Alexander K.
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    Another one song has been perfectly been done by Lydia. She is a great singer understanding what to do. Thanks a lot!

  4. Review by Mike C.
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    Once again Lydia delivers a perfect track on the first pass. A true professional and an amazing artist. You can't go wrong by choosing to work with Lydia.

  5. Review by Mike C.
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    I worked with Lydia on my last project and as I begin my new project I can't imagine not having Lydia be a part of it. She's the ultimate professional and delivers great performances, right the first time. Whether you need vocals, piano or strings, Lydia should be your first and only choice.

  6. Review by Andre Galiano
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    My collaboration with Lydia is in its 5th song now - and she never ceases to amaze me. Such a talented singer! I can not recommend her enough. Thank you, Lydia!! You are one of my favorite singers in the whole world.

  7. Review by Andre Galiano
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    One more song for which Lydia recorded backing vocals for me.
    Super fast turnaround, extremely professional and zero instructions from my side needed, since she understands my work perfectly! Do work with her, you will end up always returning for she is nothing short of amazing. Thank you Lydia!

  8. Review by Andre Galiano
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    Lydia recorded BGV and piano for another song of mine. She is amazing! I want her in my band hahaha! The song had very busy arrangements and still she managed to fit the piano perfectly, helping create a "wall of sound".
    Super quick turnaround, professional as always and beautiful, beautiful BGVs. Thank you Lydia!!

  9. Review by Fabrice P.
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    It's always a pleasure to work with Lydia. She's a pleasant personn and an excellent profesional, she understood what i wanted very fast and provided me a excellent result.
    Don't hesitate to work with Lydia ... I'll do it again soon, for sure !

    -Fab (France)

  10. Review by Alexander K.
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    Lydia is a wonderful vocalist, precise, creative and executive. Moreover she is just a good person, very communicative.
    Another one song has been done perfectly!

  11. Review by Alexander K.
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    Another two songs perfectly have been done by Lydia! Thank you Sunny, very much!

  12. Review by Boris Z.
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    Lydia is extremely professional and easy to work with!! Thank you!

  13. Review by Eve G.
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    Everything Lydia does is to perfection! This is my second time working with her & I could not recommend her more highly!

  14. Review by Andre Galiano
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    This is the 2nd time Lydia recorded backing vocals and piano for a song of mine. She is fantastic! She understands projects very easily and is able to add a lot of creativity and magic of her own, taking my music to a whole other level. We're getting to a point where we don't even need instructions - I trust her completely!

  15. Review by Alexander K.
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    Another one song in ethno style has done. Lydia is a versatile singer! Awsome job! Thank you very much Lydia!

  16. Review by Alexander K.
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    Once again, I am convinced of the correctness of my choice in favor of Lydia. Recorded backing vocals for the seventh song with her participation. Thank you very much Lydia!

  17. Review by Alexander K.
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    Lydia does not just sing a song, she lives in a song. And this is independent of the theme and genre - she is the accomplished artist. See you soon.

  18. Review by Alexander K.
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    Lydia just has finished another one song in celtic genre for me. She knows how to paint the pictures I can see. Perfect performing, true feelings!
    Thanks a lot, Lydia!

  19. Review by Alexander K.
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    I like that Lydia can perform in any style I am writing. So I think she doesn't expect which song's style will be the next, but I know exactly that Lydia will be organic again. Thank you so much! She is really great!

  20. Review by Alexander K.
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    Lydia is a great singer I have ever worked! I was happy following my intuition and chose her for my projects. Thanks a lot!

  21. Review by Alexander K.
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    This is the second song, in which Lydia recorded the background-vocal. I'm happy that another one of my songs has become brighter and more beautiful. It always happens when you work with professionals. This time I gave complete freedom to the parties of the background-vocal and it works.

  22. Review by Alexander K.
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    I got the best result I've ever heard. Lydia is a professional in the world of music. The performance of backing vocals is intuitively felt. I had goosebumps during I listened to the result.
    Лидия, благодарю за сотрудничество!

  23. Review by Eve G.
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    Lydia is extremely professional and an absolute pleasure to work with! She delivered the first demo to me in under 24 hours! Her voice is so beautiful and she sings in such an honest and heartfelt way that really captures the emotion of the lyric. You can tell she is really feeling the song. I give Lydia the very highest recommendation!!

  24. Review by Johan S.
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    Exceeded all expectations. Immediate turnaround. Couldn't be happier.

  25. Review by Andre Galiano
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    Lydia recorded lead vocals and piano for a song of mine. Fantastic experience! She was super professional, easy to work with and communicate. Project was delivered quickly, with no revisions needed. Lydia, I am amazed and humbled by your talent. Thank so much and we will definitely work together again. :)

  26. Review by Ray C.
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    It always feels like a treat when I have a song for Lydia to do the vocals on, knowing that the project will be a pleasurable experience, but more importantly that the result will be excellent. Always a pleasure to be mixing such polished vocals.

  27. Review by Patrick L.
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    Working with Lydia was the best decision i could make. She has an amazing voice and clearly understood what i had in mind from my descriptions. Professional musicial skill, clear communication, great work attitude and quick delivery. Amazing experience!

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    Lydia is a gifted vocalist with a great work ethic. It's always a pleasure to have her perform on my material

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    Lydia is one of the most musically knowledgable and gifted vocalists that I have the pleasure of working with. Always professional and always delivers a top quality performance

  30. Review by Thanh H.
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    Lydia is very professional, talented and creative! I am very happy with the final product. Would strongly recommend her! Will work with her again for future projects!!!

  31. Review by Rick W.
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    Amazing voice and style that enhanced our song beyond expectations.
    Experience and energy got this project completed quickly. A great pleasure to work with. Lydia, hope to work together on another song in the future.

  32. Review by Johan S.
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    Lydia is awesome. She has great instincts. She's extremely efficient and professional. A pleasure to work with.

  33. Review by Mattia R.
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    Beautiful voice,so much talent and flawless precision. Great Lydia!
    Thank you very much

  34. Review by Ray C.
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    Lydia is not only an incredibly talented vocalist, but also really understands the music she's presented with and translates ideas into reality seemingly effortlessly. A rare and unexpected talent that I hope to have the pleasure of working with again in the future.

  35. Review by Mike C.
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    I really love working with Lydia. She always delivers high quality professional work. For this particular piece of music, I specifically asked for her opinion on what else it needed and her response and the tracks that she delivered were perfect! I never thought for a second that it would not be great, that's why I asked her!

  36. Review by Mike C.
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    I love working with Lydia. Responsive, professional and extremely talented. I always look forward to the next time we can work together. It's always a great experience and the work she does is perfect and beautiful every time.

  37. Review by Mike C.
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    I can't say enough great things about Lydia. I truly love working with her. Whether it's for vocals, piano or strings, she consistently delivers amazing work. I trust Lydia 100% with my music. I'll be forever grateful that I had these opportunities to have her be a part of the creation of these songs. I can't imagine them without her on them.

  38. Review by Mike C.
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    I really love working with Lydia. She's professional, really nice and has an amazing voice. The lead and harmony vocal tracks she did for this song were perfect on the first pass. You can hear the emotion in her voice. She perfectly went from soft to intense as the song required and nailed it. I could listen to her sing all day. Thanks Lydia!

  39. Review by Mike C.
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    I love working with Lydia. She delivers amazing work. This time she performed piano, bass, B3 organ and vocals. I gave her the basic song structure and melody and gave her the freedom to do what she does best. What she delivered was so perfect. She's an amazing musician and her voice is so beautiful! I can't wait for the next song. Thank you Lydia!

  40. Review by Mike C.
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    I really love working with Lydia. She is a total professional, extremely talented and really nice person. She consistently delivers amazing work. I can't wait to work with her again. Thanks Lydia!

  41. Review by Mike C.
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    Lydia once again delivered a perfect track that enhances the entire feeling of my song. I'm always impressed and very happy with Lydia's work. I can't wait to send Lydia another song for her to work her magic. Thanks Lydia!

  42. Review by Mike C.
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    I had the pleasure to work with Lydia again on an instrumental song and the experience was again great! Lydia is a total professional and a great musician. I'm very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her twice now and will absolutely reach out to her again for all of my future projects. Thanks Lydia!

  43. Review by Mike C.
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    Lydia provided a string arrangement for my song and it was perfect on the first take. Beautiful arrangement and fit perfectly with the song. I couldn't ask for a better experience. A true professional and perfect Soundbetter artist. Thanks Lydia!

  44. Review by blake h.
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    Lydia has fantastic pitch, timing, and emotional interpretation of material. She follows instructions and has immense creativity, as well. Prepare to have your expectations exceeded if you employ her talents.

  45. Review by Steve S.
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    With Lydia's incredible resume, why would anyone use another vocalist? Lydia took on my difficult project when others wouldn't, and I could not be more happy with how my song turned out. Lydia finished the project in a few days, and our back and forth communication was wonderful.
    Working with a Grammy nominee was special for me.

  46. Review by Jim Hopps
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    Lydia is a game-changer. She is a professional - courteous, prompt, versatile, attentive, and intuitive. She completed the work flawlessly the first time and it was gorgeous.

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Terms Of Service

Clients may request one round of minor revisions after hearing my work. Typical turnaround is 6-7 business days. Singer rate includes 1 lead vocal and 2-3 background vocal tracks, and commercial use.

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  • iMac
  • Mackie HR824s
  • Logic Pro X
  • Apogee Duet audio interface / mic pre
  • Baby Bottle mic by BLUE
  • Yamaha S90-ES
  • Ivory by Synthogy
  • Miroslav Philharmonik by IK Multimedia
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