Anna Aliena has loved making music since her childhood. Her grandma used to teach her lots of old folk songs. Before her second birthday she asked her parents to buy her the first records for her collection. In those days Anna had a crush on a German crooner.
A bit later she first started to learn the electronic organ and then switched to the church organ at the age of 13.
While delving into the Barcelona album by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé, Anna discovered her love for opera. Although she had dreamed of becoming a rock star, her first singing teacher gave her a chance to train her classical voice.
Anna’s attempts to form a serious rock band in the Lower-Saxon countryside failed. In Berlin she met Oliver Höhne with whom she formed ShirayasDream. The duo existed from 2008 to 2010. After their separation Anna became a solo artist in 2011.
Since her first EP Silly Little Boys the singer and composer has enjoyed the freedom of playing with extravagant ideas without being restricted by anyone else. Nevertheless, she is still looking forward to starting new creative collaborations as long as they are serious and ambitious.