Marie Smirnova is a 16-year-old neo-generation singer, an ambitious project of a socialite, author, screenwriter, director, and producer Katherina Makedonskaya-Borodina.
Marie is 16 years old, 8 of which, she devoted to disclosing her vocal gift and creative development. Despite her young age, singer Marie Smirnova is a prize-winner of numerous vocal competitions both at her homeland and abroad. Recently, together with producer Katherina Makedonskaya-Borodina, singer Marie Smirnova presented her first video for the “Believe” song, which has already collected a huge number of views. Marie’s tracks rotate on the radio, and the singer is often invited to social events.
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We got interested in Masha’s creativity and success story and talked to her producer, video director, and songwriter Katherina Makedonskaya-Borodina to get all the information firsthand.
Marie Smirnova: biography and creative development
Marie Smirnova has been attending vocal lessons since the age of 8. Marie’s parents, noticing their daughter’s outstanding vocal abilities, decided to support the little singer and sent her to study with one of the best mentors of South Palmyra – Mariya Zeybel-Spivak. Thanks to Mariya Zeybel, Masha revealed her vocal potential, learned artistry, and behavior in front of the audience.
In addition to singing, Marie Smirnova has been attending a dance class, horseback riding, boxing, and other sports since childhood; she also reads a lot and studies English.
After meeting her producer Katherina Makedonskaya-Borodina, Marie Smirnova’s career took off rapidly. Now the young singer has 4 recorded compositions, a video for the “Believe” track, and is working on the first “Zhar-ptytsia” album.
The first clip, first album, and first cover
2020 was a turning point in the young singer’s career. Mostly, due to her producer’s wise guidance and the integrated approach to personal brand.
The producer Katherina Makedonskaya-Borodina is working on Marie Smirnova’s repertoire, as well as on her image, style, and video scripts. Marie Smirnova’s sounding is handled by Katherina’s colleague, sound producer Dmitriy Nikolov.
The presentation of the Marie Smirnova project, as well as the singer’s first video, took place in Odessa. Soon, it will be held in Kyiv. The “Believe” video was filmed at the “Eskadron” equestrian club with the support of ZARINA jewelry house, as well as the Ukrainian-Georgian brand MariGe by Mari Gegeshidze. Masha is ZARINA’s brand face, as well as of the London Faberge, the official distributor of which in Ukraine is the jewelry house. The general partner of the presentation was the DreamWay event holding and its founder Vlada Barina.
Just recently, Marie Smirnova became the cover face of the Fostylen gloss, formerly Financoff. Elvira Gavrilova, Fostylen’s co-owner and chief editor, has also believed in Marie’s success and is contributing to the rising star’s promotion.
Our editors sincerely wish Marie Smirnova creative success and are looking forward to the release of the “Zhar-ptytsia” album.