Smaragda Tsairi is a Greek singer and songwriter, based in Edinburgh, UK.
Her musical career began at an early age when, after winning a local radio competition, she joined local rock band, The Final Frontier. She received a diploma from the Conservatory of Thessaloniki (Greece). Her performance – in eight different languages! – was judged as excellent.
Smaragda has been a member of several well-known choirs, and was the lead vocalist in opera and operetta performances across Greece, singing Greek and international composers including M. Chatzidakis, T. Sakellaridis, in The Godson, and in Menotti’s opera the Old Maid and the Thief.
In 2011, she moved to Edinburgh where she joined the Greek folk music band, Niavent, as the lead singer. Smaragda performs at major music events across Scotland, including the Fringe festival and fundraising charity events.
In Edinburgh Smaragda continues her studies in classical singing, musical theatre and guitar at the Morningside School of Music.
She has been recording classical and modern repertoire, and writing songs of her own lyrics and music, in Greek, French and English. She recently discovered our piano accompanimentsand we are very pleased that she chose to show off her skills in this way.
Follow Smaragda’s music making:
reviens, ô nuit mystérieuse!
The text of the poem is an anonymous Italian poem adapted into French by Romain Bussine (1830–1899), poet, baritone, and voice teacher.