Featured Artist - Daria Stefan (Romania)
This week we would like to introduce you to the amazingly talented Daria Stefan from Bucharest, Romania, and at only 11 years old, this little lady is definitely going to be a massive star one day, so watch out for her in the near future as she is definitely going to make her mark in the music industry. 
Daria Biography 
My name is Daria Stefan and I am 11 years old singer-songwriter from Bucharest, Romania and I am ready to share my music around the world! I am so excited, thankful and grateful that you are here reading this. So, let’s move on, shall we? 
There have always been 3 consistent things within the Stefan household: God, Family and obviously, Music. Growing up in a music loving family I developed a deep appreciation and love for music.  
Since the age of 6, I started studying music singing in the “ Miracle Group “ under the guidance of Mrs. Gabriela Sauciuc Cicone and later at 9 years old I decided to try a solo career participating in a lot of competitions, festivals, shows and TV shows, winning many prizes and awards. 
Also, after a year, I decided to make major changes in my music goals and direction, so I started taking singing lessons from one of Romania’s leading teachers and 
composers – Mr. Marius Teicu, composer of over 500 songs – which has made its mark firmly on my musical training.

Currently, in parallel with school, I take singing classes at the Art School of Bucharest with my singing teacher Mrs. Viorela Filip''. 
In the spring of 2015, Daria had the chance to attend the NEXT STAR SHOW – Antena 1 TV, where she delighted audiences with 2014 Eurovision Winning Song – Rise Like a Phoenix
''Also, this summer, I had the privilege to be rewarded for my musical career with an Award of Excellence from the Romanian Community from Canada. 
My latest achievement was winning the contest of The Dray Kid by Disney Channel which gives me the privilege of being the first Dray Kid from Romania. 
Lately, I have been invited into the live shows in some of the most beautiful and important locations in Bucharest, namely: the Romanian Parliament, the Romanian Government, the National Army Center, Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation and the National Library. 
I am a huge fan of Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Ariana Grande.
In my spare time, I love to do artwork, play with my best friend – “my precious … Frodo“– an amazing Chihuahua, but most of all I love listening to good music", says Daria.

Another important achievement was participation in various international charts such as:
ArtistSignal (https://artistsignal.com/DariaStefan) – where my best position was 11th place out of a total of more than 4,000 artists from around the world 
Reverbnation (www.reverbnation.com/dariastefan) – 1st National 
Global Rockstar (https://www.globalrockstar.com/artists/daria-stefan) – 1st Romania 
BEAT100 – (http://www.beat100.com/dariastefan
Last but not least, my music is currently broadcast in several international radio stations, namely: American Veterans Radio (USA), MOB Radio (Ireland), Riverhead Radio (New – USA), Museboat Radio (Las Vegas – New York), Pirate Radio (Milan – Italy), Radio universal (Dortmund – Germany) and Radio Wellenflug (Germany).
YouTube Video: Daria’s rendition of ‘’I Put a Spell on You’’ - http://youtu.be/3VTOi-2Oe7M
Social Links 
Facebook | SoundCloud | Twitter | YouTube | Website
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Have a ROCKING 2016 and we look forward to seeing you at the shows 

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