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I was raised in a musical family, my late father a philharmonic conductor, and my mother a poet and publisher. Growing up, I attended symphony concerts weekly and was privileged to travel to Europe four months out of the year, performing in Opera's and shows my father was conducting. I was exposed to a huge palette of music, theatre, language and culturally diverse environments while working with regional professionals. I studied classical piano and by the age of eleven, I fell in love with pop music. I started composing and writing my own original songs, eventually recording, performing and touring. Off stage, I continue to produce and develop artists and projects, often focusing on socially conscious messages, using music, theatre, and film as a tool. My musical taste and styles have crosses multiple genres, but as I have navigated my way through my career, I find I always end up right back where I started, at the piano with a lyric, a melody and a dream. And now, I savor the moments doing what I love. Each day bringing a new opportunity to explore and create new works with only twelve notes, twelve hours and twelve months a year. The old adage, "The Show Must Go On,keeps tap tapping at my muses door. 

 

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Credits: Anika is a CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association) platinum award-winning songwriter, recipient of ASCAP’s Abe Oleman Scholarship, and HOLA Award Winner for outstanding music in the musical Temple of the Souls. Her songs can be heard in major motion pictures and on television. She composes for Warner Bros Telepictures, Multistages Theatre Company and for the League of Professional Theatre Women and is a voting member for NARAS (Grammy's). 

Her debut album On Gardner Street, was with indie label EDEL/Sony Red followed by her self-titled album Anika Paris with Carlin/Warner Bros and Already Coming Back, on her own label Abbeylane Records. 

 

She toured the world performing for the Princess of Thailand and shared the stage with luminaries Stevie Wonder, John Legend, and John Mayer.

 

Her latest projects are with her duo Landon/Paris recording two EP's, Make the World More Beautiful and The Other Side of Love (2018) written and recorded with her songwriting producing partner Dean Landon, with Sonoton/APM and another one coming 2019.

With over twenty-five years of experience “on and off” the stage, Anika is an advocate and educator in music. She is a classically trained pianist with a BA in Film/Music from KU, and adjunct professor at Musician’s Institute and UCLA Creative Arts Extension. She's a performance coach, guest speaker and author of two educational books Making Your Mark in Music; Stage Performance Secrets, and Five Star Music Makeover with Hal Leonard. As a poet, her works are published in numerous anthologies and her book Woven Voices (Scapegoat Press) was nominated for the International Latin Poetry Award. 

 

Currently, Anika is co-composing her first documentary Light Years for 2019 release alongside another Landon Paris EP.

 

She splits her time between New York and California and resides in Los Angeles.

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