DIONI AND A TALE OF THREE CITIES
Once upon a time, a twin named Dioni Vertzayas was born in Sydney with starry eyes. Her mother was a concert pianist and her grandmother a coloratura soprano. After obtaining her Mass Communications degree from Macquarie University and being admitted as an Associate of the Trinity College of London, (in Speech and Drama, A.T.C.L) she studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music before setting off for Athens. After further study at the Conservatorium of Pireaus she embarked on an eclectic journey throughout the world and the world of music.
Three cities define Astyplaz’s musical journey thus far. Astyplaz is a neologism. It is composed of the word “asty” which in Ancient Greek means city and the French word “plage” meaning beach. With this neologism, a poetical metaphor of beach culture to the city is achieved (city beach). Astyplaz is an Athens based 4 piece electronica/ synth pop outfit. Astyplaz is formed of Dioni (whose remarkable voice is heard in English, French and Greek), P. Dreamweaver, Stathis and George.