Violeta Bozanic-Grima might not be a household name in Malta yet, but she might just become one of the biggest stars to watch in the coming years. Earlier this summer, the 14-year-old absolutely annihilated all competition at the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, taking home five gold medals and three silver medals. But things have only started kicking off for the teenage prodigy.
A Maltese-Australian who made it to the semi-finals of Australia’s Got Talent when she was only 11 years old, Violeta’s latest accomplishment has seen her secure both the Junior Vocalist Champion of the World title, along with a $20,000 recording contract. And if that wasn’t enough, the people who have chosen to work with her will definitely make this achievement even more amazing.
Taking to her Facebook page last week, young Violeta had some awesome news to share with her friends and fans.
It turns out that the teenager has already been scouted, and by Grammy-winning producer Jeffrey Weber no less!
Nominated for seven Grammys (two of which he actually won), Weber was a judge at last June’s WCOPA 2018 that Violeta did so well at.
“I had the opportunity to witness the talent of Violeta, a young singer/songwriter/musician,” Weber said of that fateful night. “The maturity of her voice and her songwriting skills made an indelible impression on me and I truly look forward to joining her as we develop her many skills as a performer and recording artist.”
For his next recording project, Weber is assembling an all-star team in Hollywood… and Violeta is at the heart of it all
Backing up Violeta’s immense talent, the star producer is building a team straight out of every recording artist’s dreams, and they’re all assembling in Hollywood early next year.
The first two artists to sign on to his project are Troy Laureta, the former musical director for Ariana Grande, and Dapo Tormiro, who’s worked with everyone from John Legend and Stevie Wonder to Justin Bieber. Emmy and Grammy winner Clark Germain will also be joining the team, as Weber’s recording engineer.