HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Svetlana Bakushina – Musician, artist and a filmmaker. Born in Siberia, graduated from Novosibirsk College of Arts with Masters of Music Education in Piano Pedagogy in 2001, and Novosibirsk State Technical University in 2006 with a BA of Cinematography. Svetlana is also a member of Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation and Union of Photographers of Russia. She is an award winning photographer with hundreds of exhibitions in different countries, her digital works are owned by Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Omsk Museum of Fine Arts named after M.A. Vrubel and by private collectors worldwide.
Film “Her picture” with soundtrack composed by Svetlana was in the official selection of Cannes Film Festival, other films: documentaries and fiction short films produced by Svetlana received multiple awards on prestigious international film festivals. Also Svetlana, in a collaboration with her husband Carlos Martins, directed and acted in about 300 funny TV commercials, produced for international clients.
Svetlana Bakushina was featured on national TV stations around the world, including National Geographic Channel (USA), Russia 1 Network (Russia), Sigma TV (Cyprus), Correio da Manha TV (Portugal), ABC Networks (USA), Trans7 Network (Indonesia), Seven West Media (Australia), among many others.
Svetlana is a collaborative artist, performing duos and trios with pianists Doris Gameiro (USA) and José Antonio Cubela (USA) as well as collaborates with musicians and artists from different parts of the world. She also collaborated with theatres: Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Russian State Academic Drama Theatre Named After Fyodor Volkov, Theatre Festival Baltic-House in Saint Petersburg. She worked in collaboration with Alla Sigalova, Russian choreographer, actress, professor of the Moscow Art Theater School on ballets: Russian seasons, The Fairy’s Kiss.
Svetlana collaborated with Henryk Baranowski, Polish theatre, opera and film director since 1993 until his death in 2013. They collaborated on operas: Life with an Idiot by A. Schnittke, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by D. Shostakovich, dramas: The Tempest by W. Shakespeare, Loneliness on the Net by J. L. Wiśniewski, where she worked on stage video art installations and theatre film production.