Valentina Ponomareva (Russian: Валентина Пономарёва; born 10 July 1939, Moscow) is a Russian singer, performer of romances and a jazz vocalist.
Valentina's father was the Gypsy violinist Dmitriy Ponomaryov, her mother is the Russian pianist Irina Lukashova. Valentina was born when her parents were students of the Moscow Conservatory and lived in a student dormitory. Valentina grew up among classical European and Gypsy music.
Her parents travelled a lot so Valentina studied at many schools. After she finished her…
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