Anastasia Charakidou is a Greek singer and songwriter. She is the third of a six-member-family, born in the province of Drama (June 5th 1997) and grew up in the Mediterranean on the island of Rhodes where her family moved for professional reasons when she was 5 years old. In 2008 she started her musical education including vocal as well as guitar and piano lessons at “Melantheio Conservatory” in Rhodes. In 2012 she attended, after receiving a scholarship, private and team courses in art performing for 2 years at Vocal Studio in Athens. In 2014 she continued her studies at “Philippos Nakas Conservatory”.
She studied next to outstanding musicians. She was taught musicianship with Annino Yianni, Arzimanoglou Yianni, Konstantinou Kosta; all of them have been graduates of Berklee College of Music. She was given vocal lessons by the popular Greek pop singer Mando, with the soprano Anna Alexopoulou and with the Vocal coach Areti Topouzides. Mr Katsanos Nikos and Christoforos Karalis taught her the guitar; Mr Christodoulou Yiannis and Mpenetatos Pantelis taught her the piano.
It was when she was 16 that she opened her wings for the first time and flew to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean to reach the state of Massachusetts in order to broaden her musical horizons. This year she is completing her Degree in Voice Performance / Songwriting at Berklee College of Music. Having studied with master teachers of songwriting and voice such as Paula Cole, Jimmy Kachulis, Susan Cattaneo, Donna McElroy, Larry Watson, Sharon Brown, Jeannie Gagne, Nichelle Mungo and many more exceptional Professors, she has collected some original songs and with her distinctive performance, she strikes out on her own style in the music scenes showing the gratitude towards all the people who contributed in order to pursue and accomplish her dream.
She is a contemporary trained singer, who performs spirited yet heartfelt original songs with a pop improvisation flair. She loves, performs and inspired by Electropop, dance-pop, Soul, R&B, Funk music. With a keen sensitivity as an artist, the freshness of her youth, and a gentle nature, she creates original songs inspired by her Mediterranean cultural roots.
Anastasia has some unreleased projects as well as various ideas for the creation of new ones. Today she prepares her five-song EP including the title track, “AnastasiA”, through which she shares and expresses her feelings, praises love and the power of passion.