Aris (Larisa Mirabela Ciortan) is a Romanian singer and songwritter who was born in a small town called Resita (Caras-Severin County).
She loved music since she was a child and grew up listening to Queen, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and many others. At the age of 7 she started studying piano at “Sabin Pautza” High School of Art Resita and 2 years later she began taking vocal lessons, first classical music at Popular School of Arts Reșița (where she graduated after 3 years and became the youngest student ever who finished opera classes) and also pop music with her mother – Gina Tanase who was also a singer and she is her vocal coach even till now).
At 10 years old, little Larisa tried her luck for the first time at the most known TV show at that time called “The rain of stars” hosted by TVR 1 (Romanian national television) where she impersonated Sinead O'connor and sang “Nothing Compares 2U”. After a great experience, Aris continued to go to many musical contests and won a lot of awards during her childhood and teenage hood. At 17 years old, Aris decided to participate in another TV show called “Megastar”, this time hosted by Prima TV and she succeeded to reach the finals (6th gala).
She graduated National College of Arts “Queen Mary” Constanta in jazz section and continued her university studies at “Ovidius University” Constanta where she obtained her Bachelor degree in Music Pedagogy and Master degree as well.
She became known by the Romanian audience at X-Factor Romania ( 1st Season – 2011) where she reached Top 4 under the group name T&L.
In 2015, Aris (at that time having her stage name Lara Lee) went again at Eurovision Song Contest and got qualified in the National Selection with the song “Superman”, that was composed by the Swedish producer Robin Mortensen Lynch (founder of Macho Records who worked and composed for Pink, Cher and many other known artists).
In the fall of 2015 she decided to participate at The Voice of Romania where she turned all four chairs with her unique version of “Smells like teen spirit” (Nirvana). Her audition is one of the most appreciated and viewed auditions from Romania , but at the same time is listed as one of the best rock cover performances in all the world's Voice shows, being in many international top charts made by The Voice Global and many others. Aris ended her journey in the quarter-finals, leaving behind memorable performances of "Nothing else matters" - Metallica and "What's up" - 4 Non Blondes.
In 2017 Aris started new collaborations with known Romanian artists which gave her more popularity in Romania.
February 2018, Aris released her first official single – S.O.S. (signed by Effective Records – Russia). The remix version of the song S.O.S. (Dj Antonio Remix) reached 3rd place in Shazam Top 100 Russia and 6th place in Shazam Top 100 Ukraine, but was also part of Top 100 Shazam Bulgaria and Kazakhstan. The song S.O.S, became a major hit being played on heavy rotation on the biggest radio stations and TV stations fromRussia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, United Emirates, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Cyprus, etc. On 3rd of May 2018, Aris was invited to perform her hit in Russia (Sochi) at Hit Non Stop, an event organised by Europa Plus Tv. At this concert she sang on the same stage with famous international artists like Eva Simons, Oceana, Haddaway, Betta Lemme and many others.