From my official bio:
Toronto based singer, songwriter, and poet, noted for unique vocals and music.
Contemporary pop classical singer with a captivating beautiful voice, Aria's singles are now playing on radio in 24 countries. Her latest release, The Key reached #5 on the US radio Hot 100 Singles Chart on New Music Weekly for Top 40 & AC, #8 in AC, and #9 in Top 40.
Nominated for Best New Artist of the Year in Top 40, Top 40 Breakthrough Artist of the Year, AC Breakthrough Artist of the Year for the 2014 New Music Awards. Have the distinction of being the only pop classical singer playing on Top 40 radio.
Now an artist with a rising international performance career, Aria began singing opera at a young age and was once named the Youngest Opera Singer in the world. She recently released her sophomore album "Ascension," featuring her own original compositions and lyrics. Her transcendent genre-defying style and deeply poetic lyrics appeal to listeners of all ages. New album "Ascension" was released on April 9th, 2013 & is now available on itunes.
Words alone cannot describe the experience of Aria Tesolin and her music. Aria began singing as a toddler, learning only the most beautiful songs she liked on Disney and other children's movie videos. Debuting her talent for a private group, they were awed beyond words when this 3 year old began to sing in a beautiful soprano voice. By 5 she learned to sing the entire score from the movie musical for Evita starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas.
At 7, inspired by Andrea Bocelli's rich soulful voice, Aria began to learn opera songs and then appeared in Toronto public concerts with Canada's 3 Tenors for amazed crowds of thousands, who could be seen with astonished mouths visibly agape or tears streaming down their face. Here was this endearingly cute reed thin little girl of 8 years old with a big booming opera voice and the passion of a young Callas. "Where does this big voice come from?" everybody wondered.
After this Aria began to appear on Canadian news and television stations and several TV shows. Her talent was well known. Aria became known as the amazing child opera singing sensation and youngest opera singer in the world. By the age of 12 Aria released her debut CD, a 14 track opera album called Baby Soprano. To date 9 tracks from this album have charted digitally in 11 countries.
Through her early performance videos Aria became known around the world thanks to Google, as an early YouTube star, attracting an international digital viewing audience of nearly 7 million people.
Yet, in the midst of all of this she continued to enjoy a normal life, with friends, school and family, and happily continued to pursue the vocal discipline and development that allowed the fruits of her voice and her artistic craft to ripen. At 17 Aria released two digital singles, her original composition, the jazz crossover crooner pop song "Now That I Know" on Sept. 2, 2011 and on Feb. 2, 2011 the beautiful pop-classical love song Dolce with music composed by Italian singer and composer Popi Fabrizio and lyrics by Aria.
Today the operatic pop singer is known worldwide for her captivatingly beautiful voice. With a signature soprano timbre that lights up the room, Aria brings a tasty new breed of original classics, pop and crossover songs with modern attitude and a retro feel. Together with her enchanting presence, Aria's vocal charms confect a magical elixir that is purely intoxicating.
Now also a songwriter and rising live poet in the Toronto arts scene, Aria's writes song with a luminous emotional appeal that she draws from a uniquely evolved perspective. She writes about life in a simpler time and draws the audience into another world. Her music is engagingly innocent and deliciously different - youthful, yet timeless, mellow, yet invigorating, and sophisticated, yet easy on the ears – like a breath of fresh air.
But beyond Aria's voice, it is her calm and soothing presence that audiences find most appealing.
“Every once in a while you find an artist who has that special something; an artist who has a voice that makes the hairs on your arms stand up; an artist whose music just makes you feel really good - that artist is Aria Tesolin. Aria has a true sense of musicality and originality that is hard to come by now-a-days. Aria's true songwriting talent is to take something universal and turn it into something truly majestic and magical. Aria Tesolin will take your breath away.... Underlying Aria's gorgeous voice are perfectly detailed arrangements and an artistic delivery that hasn't been seen since Norah Jones first hit the scene. Aria is both a musician's musician and a people's musician; she appeals to the concert hall trained ear and to general audiences who know they are hearing something extraordinary, but at the same time feel as though every song Aria sings was written just for them.” Silvia Harris, Aug. 2011 Record Label Door, A& R Tip Sheet Review, featured in USA Today
Selected by a music industry executive panel in Sept.2011 as the Best Vocalist of the Month on SingerUniverse.com.
"Dolce” is a graceful, classical/pop ballad which provides a fine showcase for Tesolin's singing and writing ability. This song starts off with an acoustic piano track, and then builds momentum with a elegant string arrangement and a soaring chorus melody. The most impressive aspect of this recording is Tesolin's wide vocal range--she begins the song singing in a deep, rich voice, and then goes into a higher soprano range in the chorus. Dale Kawashima, Singer Universe.com
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