For Amalia Moerma Pavlidi, success is never giving up and if you judge by her journey, it is also starting early, learning from around the world and using various arts to perfect the voice. She took acting and dancing classes in and around Athens, Greece and at 18, had a professional Diploma in ballet and contemporary dancing. She then went into educational training, focusing on acting, dancing and singing performance. She studied classical singing in Florence, Italy then followed master classes in Italy and gained experience in concerts all around Europe. She has a Professional Diploma in Teaching Contemporary Singing from London, England and completed music theory grade 8 and piano grade 6. She also studied Yoga, Yoga for Singers and Yoga for Kids.
Today, along with her singing work, Pavlidi is the owner of Palvidi Vocal Academy and an official member of AOTOS the Association of Teachers of Singing in the UK. 1inmusic met her to find out more about this multifaceted artist.
1inmusic: When did you realise you were going to make music professionally?
Amalia: I always knew that I wanted to be a performer. When I decided to focus on music, I was 18 years old. I was lucky enough to have people around me that helped me a lot with my first steps.
1inmusic: What would YOU say is unique about you and your music?
Amalia: In what I sing or perform I add my soul…This is what makes every piece unique.
1inmusic: Since you are a vocal expert, everyone would want to know how you prepare for your performances…
Amalia: I work a lot and hard for my performances. I exercise, I eat healthy and I take care of my body and soul.
1inmusic: Wow! What are your others passions?
Amalia: I am passionate about life! I love poetry, yoga, swimming, I love making things or painting together with my daughter. It is also my passion!
1inmusic: So, what music do you listen to?
Amalia: Everything! Every genre has something magical.
1inmusic: Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?
Amalia: I do not have anyone in mind. Plus, I do not believe that an artist can ever be undervalued.
1inmusic: Success to you is…
Amalia: …never give up.
1inmusic: What do you wish you have been told when you started out and that you think would help anyone who starts out?
Amalia: What i say to my students is believe and go for it!
1inmusic: Any upcoming projects?
Amalia: This period I am preparing mostly classes, singing classes, yoga classes and musical for kids classes.
1inmusic: Where do we find you music and music project?
Amalia: You can visit my school’s page www.pavlidivocalacademy.com or my soundcloud page Amalia Moerma Pavlidi.
My website is getting ready to be online at www.amaliamoerman.com!
1inmusic: Dear Amalia, Many thanks for taking the time to answer our questions and best wishes with your projects!