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/.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Lydia Salnikova:

  • Christopher Lee
  • Natasha Borzilova
  • Paula Hernandez
  • Tom Astor
  • Tom Astor
  • Tom Astor
  • Bering Strait
  • Bering Strait
  • Bering Strait
  • Bering Strait
  • Bering Strait
  • Bering Strait
  • Bering Strait
  • Bering Strait
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Bering Strait
  • Bering Strait
  • Bering Strait
  • Shelley Laine
  • Arianna
  • Arianna Reiter
  • Lydia Salnikova
  • Lydia Salnikova
  • Lydia Salnikova
  • Lydia Salnikova
  • Lydia Salnikova
  • Lydia Salnikova
  • Lydia Salnikova
  • Lydia Salnikova
  • Lydia Salnikova
  • Natasha Borzilova
  • Lydia Salnikova
  • Lydia Salnikova

Gear highlights

  • iMac
  • Mackie HR824s
  • Logic Pro 9
  • Apogee Duet audio interface / mic pre
  • Baby Bottle mic by BLUE
  • Yamaha S90-ES
  • Ivory by Synthogy
  • Reason by Propellerhead with Refills (including Abbey Road)
  • Miroslav Philharmonik by IK Multimedia

Genres I specialize in

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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Reviews of Lydia Salnikova

  • Listing_thumb_screen_shot_2016-07-15_at_21.17.044 months agoby Verified Review

    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. :)

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    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.

  • Listing_thumb_lomogram_2015-08-24_06-50-49-6 months agoby Verified Review

    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!

  • Default-avatar7 months agoby Verified Review

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

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby Verified Review

    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

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby Verified Review

    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!!!

  • Listing_thumb_c81ac10427_logo9 months agoby Verified Review

    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.

  • Listing_thumb_12523046_10103336074621653_4465564331767176066_n9 months agoby Verified Review

    Lydia is awesome. She has great instincts. She's extremely efficient and professional. A pleasure to work with.

  • Default-avatar9 months agoby Verified Review

    Beautiful voice,so much talent and flawless precision. Great Lydia!
    Thank you very much

  • Default-avatar10 months agoby Verified Review

    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.

  • Default-avatar10 months agoby Verified Review

    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!

  • Default-avatar10 months agoby Verified Review

    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.

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby Verified Review

    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.

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby Verified Review

    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!

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby Verified Review

    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!

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby Verified Review

    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!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    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!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    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!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    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!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    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.

  • Default-avataralmost 2 years agoby

    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.

  • Default-avatarover 3 years agoby

    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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