Galina Vale

Real Name:
Galina Vale
A child prodigy raised in a family of musicians, Galina’s performing career began at the age of eight with an appearance on Ukrainian State Television and she became soloist of Kharkov State Philharmonic at 15.Galina Vale born Galina Vernigora in Kharkov, Ukraine, is a classically trained virtuoso guitarist. Her individualistic solo performances combine a charismatic stage presence and dynamic powerful playing style with an unusually wide ranging and technically demanding repertoire; including classical music, flamenco, arrangements of Latin American and East European folk music.
Never afraid of controversy Galina has become a unique personality of the international guitar world: very few female guitarists have even attempted both classical and flamenco genres, while her most recent recording also included electric guitar. She continues to experiment in crossing of boundaries and musical styles.
Gendai Guitar Foundation of Japan under Masaru Kohno sponsored her first CD "The Legend" This recording was heard on US FM radio for the first time in the network program edition of "Great Women Guitarists" produced by "Classical Guitar Alive" and later on Maltese National Radio with the programme Cantabile.
By 1997 Galina was domiciled in the United Kingdom.
In 2007 and in recognition of her work, she became an Ambassador of the EuroWirral Inernational Guitar Festival - alongside W Mann and J Williams.
Galina’s early influences included the female guitarists Maria Luisa Anido and Ida Presti. She has developed a dramatic guitar technique that owes more to contemporary flamenco and earlier styles rather than current fashions of classical guitar playing.

1. The Legend
2. Hungarian Rhapsody
3. The Great Gates of Kiev
4. Guitar Magic
5. Cruzando la Frontera

Films (Ukrainian State TV)

1. Portrait with Guitar
2. Strings and Sails
3. Spirit of Spain

Artist Press Items

“'Beautiful like Venus, plays like Paco de Lucia...'”
Goniez Pomorsky, Poland
“A breath of fresh air, she is a musical actress…’”
Classica Guitar Magazine
“The Guitar Artistry of Galina Vale is totally unique and original, colourful as all colours of the rainbow and entertaining as a special show ones you saw it- you will never forget.."”
East African Standard, Kenya, Africa
“'Her playing is almost indescribable with a lot of volume, and repertoire that few would choose to attempt”
Classica Guitar Magazine, UK
"Galina Vale is a true original"
Musical Opinion, U.K.
“'Hard to believe that there was just one woman and her guitar on stage because Galina had the whole orchestra at her fingertips'”
Chesterfield Advertiser, U.K
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GVBCD1 Galina Vale - The Legend album art Galina Vale The Legend(CD, Album) NovaGuitarra GVBCD1 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
NG99-01 Galina Vale - Hungarian Rhapsody album art Galina Vale Hungarian Rhapsody(CD, Album) NovaGuitarra NG99-01 UK, Europe & US 1999 Sell This Version
NG02-03 Galina Vale - The Great Gates Of Kiev album art Galina Vale The Great Gates Of Kiev(CD, Album) NovaGuitarra NG02-03 UK & Europe 2002 Sell This Version
NG09-04 Galina Vale - Guitar Magic album art Galina Vale Guitar Magic(CD, Album) NovaGuitarra NG09-04 UK, Europe & US 2008 Sell This Version
NG11-05 Galina Vale - Cruzando La Frontera album art Galina Vale Cruzando La Frontera(CD, Album) NovaGuitarra NG11-05 UK & Ireland 2011 Sell This Version