Her songs speak of heartbreak, rejection and trying to find your way. But they are also cautiously optimistic tales of freedom, balance and self expression aimed at a society that was not always fair in its treatment of the individual. In a conformist society sometimes the hardest thing is to simply be yourself.
As a child she had to decide between her two biggest passions, ice hockey and music. Hockey won out, for the moment, leading Virginia through a successful professional sporting career that saw her win world cup honors in North Korea (!) and find club level success in Sweden’s highest league. She was however stopped dead in her tracks by one of the great banes of our modern times; Burnout. Needing a break from the rigours of competition, she moved back to Vienna where she rediscovered her first love, and began writing songs to deal with apparent defeat, all of this by age 20.
However, not all was lost, turns out she had such a knack for songwriting that she won an acclaimed Singer/Songwriter Workshop in London in 2011. As a reward Martin Smith of ELO helped her produce her first demo „Let’s say“. Back in Vienna she continued production on tunes like „Let it Shine“ and „I Wish“. Eventually Thomas Rabitsch took interest in her and helped her produce the first song to garner some attention „I’m over you“.
Currently Virginia is making waves with her song „Rockin“, receiving considerable online attention, tv coverage and radio airplay. Her first full album is in the works and will hit the airwaves in early 2015. Stay tuned!
At her lowest point she made the decision to not give in, not surrender. Thus we were rewarded with a gem of talent that is rare in it’s pure affection for the craft, in this industry the indomitable spirit of sportsmanship can be a boon, a sign that if you rise to the occasion you can indeed succeed just as long as you believe in yourself. Rock on!
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