Anastasia Charakidou is a 21 year old singer, songwriter, based in Boston, MA for the past three years. She was born in the city of Drama, Greece and raised on the island of Rhodes. Anastasia is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a dual degree in Voice Performance / Songwriting. With a keen sensitivity as an artist, the freshness of her youth, and her gentle nature, she creates original songs inspired by her Mediterranean culture. The genres of music that express her are Pop, Electropop, Indie pop, R&B and Soul.
Since 2008 she has been educating herself in the art of music. She started her classical musical education including vocal, as well as guitar and piano lessons at the “Melantheio Conservatory” in Rhodes. In 2012, after receiving a scholarship, she attended private and team courses in art performing for two years at the Vocal Studio in Athens. In 2014 she continued her studies at the “Philippos Nakas Conservatory”, Athens. She obtained a degree in Harmony, Counterpoint and Contemporary Singing. In 2016 she moved to the state of Massachusetts in order to broaden her musical horizons. She studied at Berklee College of Music and she graduated from her class as a “summa cum laude”.
In 2018 she was selected to perform at Berklee’s Commencement Concert, as a Backing Vocalist with guests Nile Rodgers, Esperanza Spalding, Rosanne Cash. She was also selected to participate in the Kara DioGuardi Songwriting Camp, held at the Power Station at Berklee, NYC. She sang the soundtrack ‘’Pied Piper‘’ and she performed backing vocals on the soundtrack ‘’Exorcist’‘, of the video game ‘’Tree of Savior’’, by IMC Company of South Korea. Recently she participated in co-writing sessions with the famous DJ Nick Martin.
Anastasia has some unreleased projects as well as various ideas for the creation of new ones. Today she prepares her EP, through which she reveals her perspective about the complicated bonds between people and their social evolution. Her lyrics sprout from her heart and reflect the power of feelings through the human experience. Her compositions and melodies are deeply emotional and atmospheric, showcasing her inner world at its fullest.
Throughout her musical journey, Anastasia has been equipped with diligence and discipline, virtues she holds necessary for success. She is methodical and also believes that consistency and hard work are vital tools in gaining knowledge and reaching evolution. She came to realize the importance of collaboration and teamwork spirit. She finds satisfaction in selflessness and contribution.
“Let’s discover the key to our hearts and walk hand in hand, in a world that we are in need of each other.” -Anastasia
Influences: Ariana Grande, Jessie J, Sia, Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Celine Dion, Leona Lewis & Amy Lee.