Soprano Aliki Chrysochou was born in Limassol, Cyprus. Dubbed a child prodigy, and growing up in a family where music played a major role, at the age of three, Aliki started piano lessons and by the time she was 7, her love for classical music grew and joined Cyprus’ most prestigious choir production company where she performed as a soloist for many years, in theatres both in Cyprus and all over Europe.
By the time she reached adulthood, Aliki had amassed a resume of collaborations and performances rich enough as one of an accomplished musician. She graduated from Sheffield University with a Bachelor of Music, majoring in both piano and voice. After completing her musical studies in the UK, Aliki moved to New York City where she studied Musical Theatre and Drama at HB Studio with a scholarship. In addition, Aliki followed further classical studies with renowned teachers and coaches from Juilliard School and the conductors of the Metropolitan Opera.
unexpected life turning events
At the end of her first year of studies and whilst preparing to perform her first Operatic role in Spain she had contracted a rare form of encephalitis. After months of medical care and an exhausting feat through mental and physical disability which had impaired central communicational interaction, Aliki didn’t find herself on the road to recovery until she had started articulating extracts of musicals plays and opera that her mother would sing to her. At this point in time, Aliki had been taken back to a place where singing became perhaps the only remedy to a dire situation where her ambition and thirst for life had considerably diminished. As romantic as it may sound, classical music had proved for Aliki as the main healing source for her symptoms and psychological state. As one of the lucky few to have recovered fully from this terrible virus, she is reaching out to support the amazing work The Encephalitis Society does.
“you just have a natural talent Aliki… your time has come!”
The internationally acclaimed young soprano exploded onto the global music scene in 2013 after her success in the 7th season of Britain’s Got Talent. Her inspirational story combined with her angelic voice, Aliki, not only captivated the 4 judges, who praised her performance but following on from that the whole world. Even the strict music mogul, Simon Cowell was stunned and said: “You just have a natural talent Aliki…your time has come!”
“you look like an angel, sing like an angel and you are such an inspiration”
Following her huge success on Britain’s Got Talent, Aliki was honoured with the title Global Honorary Ambassador of the World Encephalitis Society with a very active and primary role into the society’s global charity projects and in 2014 she was nominated for “Woman of the year” in the artist category for Madame Figaro magazine Awards. The British-Greek Soprano has performed in sold-out concerts around the world, including the USA, Canada, Mexico, Canary Islands, Malta, Greece, France and the U.K. She has also performed many concerts with the National String Quartet, the Military Housewives for the British Troops and the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra in her homeland, Cyprus.
Year 2015 found Aliki extremely busy with plenty of concerts and touring with Awakenings project in the UK, United States and Greece which is dedicated to raising awareness for the Encephalitis Society. But more importantly, the moment we have all been waiting for, the recording of her debut album Reflections. Aliki has recorded her album with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, and it is a blend of passionate classics. You can download the album or order a physical copy of the album on Aliki’s online store!
the best is yet to come
After a three-year hiatus, during which she became a mummy of two beautiful boys, Kristian and Sebastian, 2019 finds Aliki as happy as ever, focused both on her family and her career. Aliki is looking forward to future projects, planning a year full of exciting announcements and surprising collaborations. Follow Aliki along her musical journey on her news page and be the first to know what the accomplished soprano is up to.