Cynthia is 16 years old. She was born and raised in Cyprus, but has Polish nationality. Currently she lives in Norway, and has a Norwegian ID residency. She studies music in the high school, in Oslo.
She was granted a scholarship for the Young Talents Program by the Norwegian Music Institute Barrett Due.
Cynthia has participated in many international singing festivals where she received several awards. She is a Grand Prix laureate at the Muszelki Wigier and Verdinote Festival, and a semi-finalist of the Rising Star music program in Greece. She is a finalist of the prestigious World Championship of Performing Arts contest held annually in Los Angeles, where she represented Great Britain, and won the world vice-championship in the pop and variety categories and industry award from Hollywood music producers.
Cynthia composes music, writes texts, plays the piano, designs clothes, studies fashion and psychology. She speaks fluently English, Polish, Norwegian and Greek, and has been learning French and Spanish for years. Her music idols are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy, Alexandre Desplat and Freddie Mercury.
The Golden Stag trivia…
1. How and when did you discover your passion for music?
When I was little, I wanted to be an astrophysicist. I adored the star studded sky, which gave me humility and brought many dreams and ideas to my little head. One day, looking through my telescope when I was around six, music started playing in my head, and it has been so ever since. My parents enrolled me in a music school at the age of 6 and I started singing a month later. I can't exactly recall how I started singing, I just know that I can't imagine my life without it.
2. Define your musical style in one phrase.
Refusing to be defined.
3. Favorite musicians.
The first music I encountered in my life was with Enya, a Celtic singer my parents used to play in my crib on speakers, then Queen and Freddie Mercury were my only Idols in my tween years, and into my teens I rediscovered my love for Chopin and most notably Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whom I listened to religiously. Now my tastes in music are open to interpretation, and I love discovering new genres and musicians everyday, such as Alexandre Desplat, Danny Elfman, ELO and Ethiopian Jazz bands.
4. What do you prefer to read / eat/do in your spare time.
I adore books. With all my heart, I truly believe that they can change lives and are the best gift you can give or receive. I like to believe that my book tastes are very diverse, however I've noticed that for some reason, I find myself drifting towards sociology and psychology. With food, anything that reminds me of my home by the Mediterranean Sea works.
5. If not a singer, then you would be a …
That's an interesting question, seeing as I'm still in highschool, however I can't imagine this life without singing. In another dimension I'm probably a lawyer, fashion designer or writer. Seeing as all of these were professions I felt strongly about not that long ago.
6. How do you define happiness?
Exceeding your expectations.
7. Your motto for this Festival.
Share the Passion with Compassion.