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OTTA Orchestra is a Russian female instrumental group. LI Otta, whose name was the basis of the band's name, is the composer and arranger of the band. The band doing her music. Mentioning the word orchestra is also not a coincidence. The music is basically based on the orchestral style of new age, world music.

The group began in 2007. At that time, Li Otta was hired as an orchestrator to work with the Russian guitarist Didula. This is how his album "Music of the Unmade Film" was born in 2007, which began a close cooperation between these two creative people working in the genre of instrumental music.

In the process of work, Li Otta got acquainted with the sound director and music producer Sergey Migachev (c. Moscow) - a talented and experienced person who worked on the Didula project, A. Russo, A. Choralov and more. Her enormous potential as a composer has pushed Sergey to create a new instrumental project. The idea was born to create a group. And then they decided that the team would be all female.

Why is it female band? Music written by a woman should sound performed by a female band - the founders of the band decided, all music is penetrated with femininity and women feel music in their own way. The search for musicians has begun.

The formation of the band did not happen quickly, - work was underway, not everything was clear - the members were changing, the concept was changing, but the music did not stop creating. The founders of the group had unwavering faith in the project's success. In 2009, OTTA-orchestra and DiDula presented their joint track "Grecheskaya" at the State Kremlin Palace in his solo concert. The Otta Orchestra filmed videos, toured Russian cities, participated in television shows.

The most vivid compositions were "Indeana", "Deja Vu", "Husky". The band has released four albums: “Intercontinental” (2010), “Delight” (2015), “Shiny Shape” (2020), “Meeting Place” (2022) and three singles: “The Five Elements” (2013), “Greece” (2016), “Let Me Free” (2017), “Royal Safari” (2019). The composer Li OTTA is an orchestrator, arranger. One of the key works was the recording and performance of the "Hymns of the World" in an orchestral translation in Germany.

Her "scores don't burn" literally. A daring attempt to write music for the iconic "performance of the centuries" by Jakopone "Stabat Mater", ultimately spilled into a whole opera mystery.

Parallel to writing music for Otta Orchestra, Li Otta worked at Abbey Road studios (England, UK), Yash Raj Film (Mumbai, Bollywood).
A real breakthrough for the OTTA-orchestra came in 2018 when the band performed their hit "Royal Safari" in Samara with the Samara Symphony Orchestra.

The video with the track began to gain special popularity on the YouTube platform, it gained more than 40 million views, and also became super-popular on the TikTok network. This year, the group visited China on tour. And in 2021 there were tours in several Italian cities, including Rome. Otta Orchestra's style of music appeals to a variety of musical genres, such as new age, sympho-pop, indie-pop, alternative rock, electronica and folk. The band received recognition in Russia and abroad thanks to its unique sound, energetic live performance and innovative musical arrangements. Their tracks are often created by synthesizing various musical genres in combination with traditional instruments and electronic sound. The band is appreciated for its originality and experimentation with sounds and musical styles.

The band’s albums are featured on major digital platforms. The band was collaborated with the world pop stars F.R. David and Pupo.

The composition of the group for 2023. - Maria Kamysheva (percussion), Oksana Ponomareva (violin), Anna Boehme (keyboards, flutes), Olga Khomich (electric guitar), Katya Menz (bass guitar, buzuki), Alexandra Sakovich (cymbals, gusli), Alla_Seryakova (accordion)