Aliki Chrysochou is a Greek/ British Classical Crossover artist and Soprano . Growing up in a family where music played a major role, her mother loving Pavarotti and Callas , her father Theodorakis and Hadjidakis, Aliki started piano lessons at the age of 3 and by the time she was 7, her love for classical music grew. Aliki studied Bachelor of music at Sheffield University and on completion of her musical studies in the UK, she moved to New York City where she studied the Uta Hagen Method Musical Theatre and Drama at HB Studio with a scholarship. In addition, Aliki followed further classical voice studies with renowned teachers and coaches from Juilliard School and the conductors of the Metropolitan Opera. She studied closely with Tenor Armando Mora, and took master classes with PierGiorgio Del Nunzio, Marco Balteri, Steven Crawford, Rob Johnston.
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 . The British Greek Soprano is able to perform in over 5 languages combining classical and contemporary, and loves to mix various styles together. Aliki 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 and Youth Cyprus Symphony Orchestra in her homeland, Cyprus. Aliki has also been invited to perform at the Cyprus Presidential Palace for the President of Cyprus and her annual Christmas Concerts fill the house.
In 2015 Aliki began recording her debut album reflections at the Smecky Studios with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and was released in 2016, which is a blend of passionate classics from musicals, opera, contemporary and movie. Reflections release date was April 2016. You can download the album or order a physical copy of the album on Aliki’s online store! Following on her album recording Aliki pioneered a concert tour , Awakenings, in the UK ,United States and Canada which was dedicated to raise awareness for the Encephalitis Society
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. In spring 2019 Aliki was chosen as the host for a video prepared by Hermes Airports to showcase the experience of Cyprus in 72 hours , performed with singer George Perris, opened for classical crossover group, Il Divo, concert in July and has gone for a summer tour and performed as a guest artist with world renown tenor Mario Frangoulis. She is now looking forward to future projects, planning a year full of exciting announcements and surprising collaborations.
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