"JE SUIS MALADE"
Cynthia Amadea Verazie is a Greek-Cypriot singer and songwriter who gained national recognition at the age of 14 for appearing on the Rising Star TV Series. At age 17, she began studying Opera at the Barratt Due Institute of Music.
Born on November 2nd 2002 in Limassol Cyprus, Cynthia began taking piano lessons at age 5 and started singing with her father, a former rock singer, at age 6.
In 2014, she began performing at various festivals and singing competitions around Europe and in 2016, she represented Great Britain at the Annual WCOPA competition in Los Angeles, where she received an Industry award from Hollywood veterans, and became the teenage ambassador for the Adult Congenital Heart Defects Association in Cyprus.
In 2017, she became the youngest contestant in the history of the Rising Star TV show, at just barely 14 years old, and was praised for her mature voice and acting skills by the likes of Despina Vandi, Antonis Remos, Christos Mastoras, Kostas Makedonas, Anna Vissi and Marinella.
In early 2018, Cynthia moved with her family to Norway to pursue a musical education in the direction of classical music, which was primarily driven by her childhood obsession with the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
In 2019, she began attending the Barratt Due Institute of Music after receiving a Young Talents scholarship for singing the Queen of the Night aria without prior opera training on her audition for the Norwegian Soprano, Torgun Birkeland, who is currently her vocal teacher.
Since moving to Norway, Verazie has appeared on national singing competitions such as UKM and Idol in 2018, won the annual youth's singing and dancing competition "Muszelki Wigier" in Poland, and was the youngest finalist at the Golden Stag, Romania's most popular song contest and awards show in 2019.
In the Summer of 2020, she received a stipend from Spare Bank to purchase a production studio and has been working on producing her own music ever since.