Koryna Ray

As a child, I was taught that nothing is impossible if you put your heart into it. Blessed with a relentless spirit, I have learned to never give up, never surrender, and to constantly challenge myself and those around me to give our very best efforts. Piano influenced my early years. At age 6, I began formal piano training. Piano was the creative outlet in my early childhood and I would often write original songs and play them for my friends. I grew up with a love and appreciation for music that has never dimmed. At my mom's insistence, I studied medicine at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy/Romania, receiving my medical degree and beginning practice as a medical doctor. Even while working as a M.D., music remained at the center of my life, occupying most of my free time. Fascinated with the voice, in 2007 I began studying Canto with Crina Mardare. My work in medicine was important to me, but my passion for music seemed to grow stronger and stronger each day. Realizing that I needed to follow my heart, I joined the Artist Development Program at Boston's Bristol Studios in 2008, joining a roster that included Jada, Dropkick Murphy, Niia Bertino Yclef and many others. In 2010 I began working with renowned LA vocal coach Billy Purnel. With a desire to express myself and connect with people, I have recently found my own voice as a songwriter and composer. I am currently writing and producing original material with the Grammy Award Winner producers, the Berman Brothers, who's credits include Cher, U2, Coldplay, Baha Men, Real McCoy, Amber, Squeeze, etc... I have always believed that music is the international language of mankind. It transcends all barriers and links us all together. I consider music to be a gift from God and what one chooses to do with it, is a gift to God.