Province/Territory: British Columbia
Role(s) in this year's festival:
Participating in the 10-Day Intensive Program.
Since I can remember, I have always been encouraged to be involved in the community. Coming from a musical family, I always gravitated towards musical conventions and singing. A few years ago, my immediate family moved from Vernon, B.C to the Lower Mainland, where I have learned to play the trombone. This year, I became the lead trombone player in my school's Jazz and RnB bands, with many occasions to perform in the community. I later auditioned for my school district's Honour Choirs, where I have sung both soprano and alto. Through my choir director, I got referred to my current voice teacher, who's encouraged me to participate in many local festivals, where I have been ranking gold consistently.
Currently, I am in my first year of vocal performance at the Vancouver Academy of Music. I am part of the Young Artist Collegiate Program, designed for exceptional high school musicians to learn college-level material. As a young artist, I want to gain as many experiences as possible to grow my talent and musicianship. I want to be in NUOVAs 10-day intensive program because, for decades, it has been offering high calibre, sought-after training meant for ambitious young artists like myself. Partaking in this program can begin my journey as a professional singer.
Anastasia Lutsenko (age 17) has been performing since she was young. Originally from Vernon, B.C, she now lives in West Vancouver, actively singing in local concerts and festivals. In her free time, Anastasia sings in her schools and districts Honour choirs, explores the surrounding mountains in the area and plays lead trombone in her schools' Jazz and RnB Bands. She aspires to become a professional musician upon graduating high school.