The Bucharest-born singer Diana Rasina inherits her musical talent from her mother, who was also a singer. In her homeland, she initially dedicates herself to opera singing and starts to study classical singing with the famous Romanian opera singer and teacher Eleonora Enachescu. Soon, her musical career leads her to Vienna, where she studies jazz singing with the American singer Leila Thigpen and she also participates in various workshops and classes held among others by the Canadian singer and saxophonist Sheila Cooper or by the versatile Bosnian singer, Natasa Mirkovic.
Fascinated by the diversity and the musical bridging that she finds in the Viennese music scene, her path leads her to where it all began, to the traditional music of her native Romania. The young singer finds in the archaic and inartificial chant of her ancestors the authentic freedom of expression, the direct and pure articulation of the soul.
In Vienna she starts a project with Romanian traditional music together with three renowned musicians from three of Romania’s neighbouring countries: Dimitar Karamitv from Bulgaria, on kaval, the shepherd’s flute, Laszlo Racz from Hungary on cimbalom and Jovan Torbica from Serbia on double bass. However, Diana Rasina’s love for traditional music crosses far over the borders of her home country for she is also interested in the traditional music of other countries and she is already active in various world music projects, particularly with oriental music, about which the Romanian singer is very passionate.