We like to bring spotlight young artist in all areas, whether their musicians, singers or actors, from all around the globe. We chatted with a young signer from Romania who is making a name for herself.
- Tell us a little bit about yourself. Your name, where are you from, age?
Hi, my name is Daria, I am 12 years old and I live in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania.
- When did you start singing and what got you into it?
I started singing when I was 6, within a choir, as a hobby, but I seriously had my first vocal music lessons and participated in festivals when I was 9. That was the moment when I realized that I really wanted to study music, to sing and to share the joy of singing with everybody.
- Can you remember the first time you wrote a song? Describe it to me. What about the first time you sang? What song was it?
I have not composed a complete song yet. I wrote lyrics, I composed short refrains that I sang for my family only. Very soon I hope to gather them all and bring into life my first creation.
The first song that I sang was Hallelujah, when I was 9. It was such a great feeling !!
- What do you feel like when you play one of your songs and people applaud?
Every time I find myself on the stage I am so excited, but I think my emotion is constructive and the applause I get from the audience is the proof that I succeeded to share a bit of my soul with the people who listen to me, to my message.
- Who gave you the support to keep writing in the beginning? Who did you play the early songs for?
Although, as I have already mentioned, I have not composed a complete song yet, for the moment I am working with wonderful people and I try to learn as much as possible from them so that in the near future I can write my own songs.
- What is better about a song sung by the writer?
I think that a song sung by its writer gets closer to the audience, the message is deeper and the emotion carries the feelings straight to the soul of the listeners.
- What inspires you to write your songs?
So far I discovered sources of inspiration around me. I am at the age when I dream, I let my imagination fly and I have hopes and aspirations. I can sing about all that, I want to sing about that, but the first attempt is always difficult. Still I am sure very soon I will amaze my family and my fans with my first song.
- What is your main goal and where do you see yourself in 10, 20 years from now?
I know that I am at the beginning of my career, I know that I have to work a lot but I feel music represents me and helps me express my feelings and myself.
At the moment my main goal is to participate in the next year show in New York.
10 or 20 years from now I see myself doing what I like most – singing on the great stages of the world and getting applause from my fans. Music is my life now and it will be my life then because I love music.
- What is it like being a young girl in the music industry?
Being a young girl in the music industry is not easy at all. I have just stepped into this world, I still have to learn a lot, it is a world that I hardly know, but I am aware there are ups and downs too. For me it is important to perform with all my heart and to enjoy singing, being on the stage but most of all to make people happy with my music.
- What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you while working on a song?
The weirdest thing that happened to me was when I was working at 9 yo for the fantastic song Hallelujah.
It is a special song, the lyrics, the message are so profound. I was singing it for the first time and it seemed I was so close to God that I almost felt the soft touch of the angels’ wings on my face, caressing me and telling me that I must go on with music, because God had given me a special gift – my voice. I was so grateful for that !
- Do you also play any instruments? If yes, which ones?
I only play the guitar a little but I want to start studying the piano in the near future. It will not be easy but I am confident.
- Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?
Generally, just like most of my generation, I use modern techniques, I prefer to use internet when I want to listen to some music, to old music and to discover new or old techniques.
- Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?
Wow ! I like many artists and different types of music. I like old music, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera are some of my favorite stars. My key element in my preference is “the voice”.
14) Which famous musicians have you learned from?
I have always been a great fan of Christina Aguilera and Celine Dion and I tried to learn from their vocal technique.
15) How do you balance your music with other obligations – school, friends, etc?
As much as possible I try to balance all my activities, to do the best of them.
School is my priority but music is my passion. One should not exclude the other. I think I am a good pupil, I have good grades at school, I am expecting good grades in music too.
My friends are still present in my life and I will never isolate myself and give up good old friends. Friendship bonds are very important for me.
16) Any advice for our readers?
My advice for your readers is to love music, to sing every day (even if their voice is not perfect !), to sing for themselves, for the joy of singing and to remember that music is a universal language that creates special bonds between souls, between people, no matter how far they are, no matter what language they speak or what color of skin they have.