Anastasia “Anya” Lee is a gracious friend and classical-crossover vocalist, that I first discovered on YouTube. I was immediately taken with her remarkable voice. The timbre of her voice belies her youth. As with many of the extremely-skilled artists I have gotten to know over the years, I have made every effort to provide comments on her YouTube channel, along with shares to other social media, predominantly Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
Anya is also an athlete as well as a vocalist. She and her family are energetic members of their Chicago-area community, to say the least.
During the summer of 2013, Anya and her family traveled to Romania, where she won an international competition as a vocalist. Although I cannot now recall the exact travel schedule, she returns to Romania in 2014 as a featured performer and event judge.
This plucky young woman attended a Josh Groban concert near her home about three years ago. Groban was accepting questions from the audience, on hand-written 3 X 5 cards. One of the cards was from Anya, who asked Groban if she could perform a duet with him. To the shock of Groban, the audience–and likely most of all to Anya–the two did a superb impromptu duet. That ‘commemorative’ YouTube video has received nearly 1.2 million views.
Rather than spending a great deal of time writing about her skills–I could easily spend days writing–it is much simpler for me to provide the link to her channel It is: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAnastasiaLee
In addition to her ‘expected’ repertoire as a classical-crossover artist, Anya often branches out into everything from movie themes, country-hit covers, to The King of Rock & Roll – Elvis.
Enjoy your exploration of The Anastasia Lee’s music channel You will not be disappointed.