Regina Spektor

Off-kilter pop from a classically-trained pianist

Following last year’s sold out tour, bewitching songstress Regina Spektor is back on the road around the UK, stopping off at the Corn Exchange here in Cambridge on 31 July. 

Born in the Soviet Union, Spektor cut her teeth studying classical piano as a young child. When her family were forced to emigrate to New York following religious persecution, she continued her training, eventually graduating from the esteemed Conservatory of Music at Purchase College. From there, she took her classical knowledge and began creating pristinely crafted, off-kilter pop, filled with captivating storytelling, which quickly earned her a cult fan base through performances at open mic nights and self-released records. 

Now seven albums in, she’s the high priestess of ‘anti-folk’, having performed at the White House and being nominated for a Grammy Award with one of her most famous songs, You’ve Got Time (the theme to Netflix’s Orange is the New Black). Catch her doing her thing at 7pm, tickets are available starting at £30.25. 

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