“Lauren the Enchantress”
Capable of launching a thousand ships. Destination? No matter. So long as she greets their arrival–a platinum mic in her hand. And the wandering seafarer is moored–for good.
A come-along-with-me lyrical affair akin to a magic carpet ride to a land of enchantment. Just listen. And be still the beating heart.
One may gather that I write about some fictional enchantress better left to princess books of kingdom lore. One, however, would be wrong. For I write about Lauren Jelencovich, a living, breathing songstress in our midst. May the carpet ride never end.
The featured soloist on New Age/Contemporary Instrumental impresario and multi-Grammy nominee Yanni’s world tours, Lauren has been immersed in music and song since the tender age of two, when humming would soon give way to singing at the age of four while her grandmother played the piano. A dream for a life in song had taken root and, by all accounts, dreams indeed come true.
“As I got older, my love for singing deepened and my father heard about Ed McMahon’s Star Search and said he wanted to drive me to the audition,” reminisces Lauren. “I went and ended up going through all the rounds and won the grand prize! It was then that I realized I wanted to become a singer.”
Other highlights include Lauren’s being featured in People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” and Teen magazine, and she is a recipient of Andrea Bocelli’s National Italian American Foundation World Scholarship. The naturally gifted soprano is equally at home in Broadway, pop, and classical music–and in enhancing life through heartfelt works.
Shares Lauren: “While I’m on break from tour, I enjoy being active in different communities. One of my favorite pastimes is visiting nursing homes, singing and spending time with everyone. I often perform at churches and have worked with an organization called Sing for Hope, which is mobilizing over 1,000 artists in volunteer programs throughout underserved communities in the greater New York City area.
“Also, while attending The Manhattan School of Music, I was part of an inner city outreach program where I performed for children and shared my story through song on how I became a professional singer. It was truly a great experience sharing my gift of song in that way and I’m so lucky now to continue sharing it with so many people while on tour.”
It’s that humble, generous spirit, Lauren, that makes you so worthy of this Pamper-Her-Friday’s Pamperee honor. May the carpet ride never end.
Connect with Lauren at: http://www.facebook.com/LaurenDariana. Her website: http://www.laurenjelencovich.com. Her new critically acclaimed album is available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1elRJLX. And check out her socials: Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LaurenDariana; Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/LaurenDariana; and Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/laurenjelencovich.
“I hope I can continue to inspire people to follow their dreams!” -Lauren Jelencovich
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