Viktoriya Yermolyeva (Vika) playing with Elton John’s piano

Viktoriya Yermolyeva was born in Kiev in 1978. When her parents were told that Vika– at kindergarten age – had perfect pitch and a talent for music, there was no going back: “My parents took it seriously, and the natural consequence seemed to be continued studies at a special music school. That included competitions, exams, and concert performances requiring utmost commitment and all the other expectations that go along with that.

Viktoriya becomes VKgoeswild…

Vika reacted to these tensions by listening to “the other music,” rock music in particular, and her choices became heavier and more aggressive as she continued to broaden her palette. Rock became the “soundtrack,” as she says, to her “inner reality.” Eventually, she quit her search, and as an escape created a secret channel, “vkgoeswild,” to let it all hang out, dance, sing, and improvise without publicly revealing her identify. Very soon, Vika started making full piano arrangements, and then, with her first Metallica cover, her web presence began to go viral. Now, her YouTube Channel contains several hundred videos with rock and metal covers and counts more than 380.000 subscribers.

More… vkgoeswild.com  and  youtube.com/user/vkgoeswild