Biography

Dasha Skorokhodova (1986) is a fresh young voice in the world of music.
She was surrounded with classical and jazz music since her early childhood.
Her mother, as a vocal teacher, was the driving force behind her musical development and her technical skills. Her father, who now is active as a priest, had a flourishing career as a jazz trumpet player.

After eight years of studying classical piano in Ukraine, she graduated from the Moscow Conservatory as a jazz singer (class of Irina Tomaeva) in 2007.
Subsequently she was invited by the Royal Conservatory in the Hague to polish her talents to a higher professional level. In the Hague she studied with Rachel Gould, Hein van de Geyn, Manon Heine, Yvonne Smeets, Sanna van Vliet and Fay Claassen as an external coach for Dasha's new project "Baroque, Poetry and Jazz". In the coming year (2013) she finishes her "master” degree at the same conservatory.

Dasha has a flourishing teaching practice, being a regular teacher at the Dordrecht music school. She herself takes lessons from Rita Reys.
Dasha Skorokhodova shared the stage with such world known musicians as Ack van Rooyen, Peter Beets, Rita Reys, Ruud Jacobs, Joe Cohn and Sheila Jordan.
Aside from singing the repertoire of the Great American songbook, she is using her talents as a composer of original music.

In her performances in Holland she has been lauded for her natural swing and her capability to move the audience by her profound treatment of the lyrics. Also her improvisations and her interaction with the musicians on the bandstand are regularly praised by music lovers from all categories.