Maria Lyn is a hugely talented and award winning classically trained cabaret singer with a thrilling mezzo-soprano voice.
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A sensational success on cruise ships around the globe, Maria Lyn is a hugely talented and award winning classically trained cabaret singer with a thrilling mezzo-soprano voice. She is blessed with a rare gift, a beautiful enchanting voice and a terrific personality, so it is no surprise that she was recently awarded 'Cruise Entertainer of the Year'! Maria is infinitely passionate, her unmatched attention to detail along with continuously striving for perfection results in performances that are always fresh, exciting and memorable. Truly a unique talent that is echoed in phenomenal scores consistently awarded year in, year out in cruise ship passenger questionnaires. In fact, some people book cruises specifically to see Maria Lyn perform!
Regularly singing to audiences of up to 2,000 in theatres and with over 50 performances aboard cruise ships as a headline act in the last year alone, Maria has toured or performed alongside many international stars and has performed to many leading statesmen including the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord George Carey the head of the UKs' Anglican Church, and Carwyn Jones the First Minister for Wales. Maria has also regularly been the guest artist for the world famous 'Orpheus' Male Voice Choir, (the largest in Wales) and has performed with the amazing 70-piece Symphonica Tywi Orchestra.
Maria comes from a musical family and began learning the piano from the age of 8. By the time she was 16 she had achieved distinctions in her exams, awarded an ALCM Diploma and was subsequently offered a Scholarship to The Royal College of Music in London to study piano professionally. She declined as her passion for singing was stronger than her love of the piano. Her first stage performance was at the age of 13 when she took the role of 'Brigitta' one of the Von Trapp children in a local production of 'The Sound Of Music'. This gave Maria her love of performing and was the beginning of over 20 years in countless leading roles in beautiful Welsh Theatres. During those years Maria achieved many ambitions. She developed a successful tutoring programme for Piano and Voice, became an accompanist for various Operatic Societies and Choirs and even conducted Orchestras in her role as Musical Director! At the age of 36 Maria took the plunge and become a professional entertainer. This opened many new doors for her and has given her wonderful experiences whether it be performing in intimate venues or famous theatres that seat 1,700! She has judged the Welsh version of 'The X-Factor' talent competition and performed at prestigious award ceremonies such as 'The Variety Club of Great Britain'. Maria loves to write her own music, write her own arrangements for performances on cruise ships and loves to record. Maria has recorded 4 albums, all have been aired on National Radio and 2 were awarded 'BBC Radio Wales Album of the Week.' Now in her 9th year, Maria takes enormous pride in everything she does and takes great delight in entertaining her audience.
Yet for all of the glitz and glamour that her big productions deliver, with professional orchestras backing her and her big dresses from Las Vegas, when back in her native Wales Maria gives her time performing for the elderly. Maria is a Patron of a Welsh cancer charity; she gives her time to various charity events including major BBC Radio Wales charity shows.
Now living in sunny Spain this lady truly is a born entertainer. A "World Class", extremely versatile cabaret singer, who sings in 4 different languages and amazes her audiences with her sweet, pure and yet powerful voice. Influenced by Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and musical theatre, she has a wide repertoire that has something to suit all tastes combining Classical, Jazz, Show and Popular music and her very engaging, delightful personality that is cherished by an international audience.