Svetlana Yakovlevna Surganova (born November 14, 1968) is a Russian rock musician, singer and poet. She was a founding member of the popular Russian rock band Nochnye Snaipery, providing vocals and playing violin. Presently she is a founding member of "Surganova i Orkestr" band.
After leaving "Nochnye Snaipery" in 2002, Svetlana Surganova left the band and started her own, "Surganova i Orkestr" ("Сурганова и оркестр"; "Surganova and orchestra").
In 2003, their first album "Neuzheli ne ja" (“Неужели не я”, “Isn’t it me”) was released and sold more than 100,000 copies.
After the first album, later albums included: “Zhivoj” ("Живой",”Alive”) in 2003, “Vozljublennaja Shopena” (“Возлюбленная Шопена”, “Chopin’s beloved”) in 2005, “Sol” (“Соль”, “Salt”) in 2007. Those repeated the success of the first one: almost all the songs became hits and topped the music charts . The magazine “Russian Reporter” included the album “Sol” into the top 10 of the best rock-albums of Russia. Surganova i Orkestr is one of the most actively touring bands of Russia, performing across the Far East, Western Europe and the United States.
Definition coined by Svetlana Surganova for a music played by a group "Surganova i Orkestr" is "VIP-Punk-Decadence", which stands for: V - aesthetically pleasing scenic image of an elegant man who tends to think, the image of the artist, combining experience and unsophistication; P- energetic and sincere treatment, with swashbuckling charm and a high degree of self-irony; D - a sophisticated and intelligent, but at the same time accessible poetry, that affects the timeless themes and have their analog works of writers of the Silver Age and the poetics of French symbolism, and a Drive that forces public to "stand on their heads" and to barely held themselves in chairs.