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Aleksandr BALABANOV
   Ukraine

Aleksandr was born on 5 July 2006.

Aged five, he became a soloist of "The Cossack Yard" Folk Song Theatre (Donetsk).

When he was eight years old, his family moved to Kiev.

Aleksandr studies pop singing, specializes in classical guitar at music school, learns to play the electric guitar and composes music.

The young singer is the winner of All-Ukrainian and international singing festivals and contests, namely Music Olympiad "Voice of the Country", "Sunflower", "Diamond Art Festival", "Zirkafest", "Euromusic Dance", "Voice of the Planet", "Young Europe", and a participant of TV projects (1+1 media).

In 2016, Aleksandr represented Ukraine at the XIV International Festival of Languages and Cultures in Brazil (Sгo Paulo). He won the first place in the national talent show, the project for children-immigrants "War will not take away your dream".

In 2017, he won the first place at the charity festival "Towards the Dream" (Bulgaria), visited China (Beijing) to perform Ukrainian songs within the cultural exchange between the countries.

In 2018, Aleksandr was awarded the Grand Prix of the children creativity contest "Bright children of Ukraine".

In may 2018, he performed at the XVI International Festival of Languages and Cultures in Sydney (Australia) .

He believes family, travel and music to be the main things in life.