From: NY, United States
Nastassiya grew up in the historic town of Orsha, Belarus. In her adolescence, Nastassiya embarked on a remarkable musical journey, drawing on diverse genres of music including classical rock, folk, pop and metal. Inspired by the music of Picknic, Pink Floyd, U2,Yanka Dyagileva, Notiliys Pompiliys, and Aria, Nastassiya began performing with rock bands at the age 12.
After cutting her teeth with rock outfits Ono and Tityl, Nastassiya began composing for the pagan black metal outfit Apraxia.
A complicated collaboration diminished Nastassiya's enthusiasm for music, and she took time away to focus her energies on exploring world philosophies. After attending university in Minsk, she emigrated to the United States, where she graduated with a double major in Philosophy and Psychology from Hunter College in New York City. Currently Nastassiya studies Music Psychotherapy at New York University.
In the United States, Nastassiya has rediscovered her love for songwriting and performing. In 2010 she released debut album, Red Balloon, which received warm reviews from the audience. At that time Nastassiya also wrote her first novel «Men With Red Ties, Diary of an Émigré» which unlocked her literary talents and established Nastassiya not only as a singer but as a promising author too.
Nastassiya’s second album, Porcelain Doll, is released on July 7, 2011. She is also working on her second novel that is to be published by the end of the year.