Lia Hide was born, lives and works in Athens. She is a singer/songwriter, and plays the piano. She studied music at the American College of Greece (B. A.) with a specialization in the musical theater and a Minor in English literature, and also Business Administration (A.B.A.). She holds the Licentiate in Piano Performance, from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and the Greek StateDiploma, both in piano and classical singing, with Highest Distinction.
She has been performing all across Greece, since the age of 17, and has collaborated with some of Greece’s most important alternative, electronica, and jazz artists. She has and excessive list of singles and albums in the Electronica genre (soulful, chill out, acid jazz, electro pop), and has been invited in major festivals, as well as the Greek television, several times. Songs from these collaborations are featured in worldwide famous compilations, as well as Greek ones. (artists: Influence, DjMCD, A dog Named Rodriguez, Robin Skouteris, Neverland - labels: Planetworks, The Sound of Everything, Global Underground, Local Underground). She also writes music for the theatre, and provides lyrics, both in English and Greek, for various artists.
Her first solo album «Home" (released Fall 2013 by EMI Greece), features music, lyrics, orchestration and production by Lia Hide. “Home” is a dark concept album about lost our lost soul and our new found identities, about lost girls and murdered boys, childhood fears, and adult nightmares. She identifies her sound as “progressive pop”: a mixture of electronic and psychedelic soundscapes with unexpected melodic structures, and peculiar grooves; songs of unusual lengths, with multilayered vocals and excessive orchestrations, bitter and sweet, dreamy and aggressive, angry and ethereal.
She is a voice and piano teacher. She teaches since 2001 theory and piano, modern and classical singing and musical, songwriting, and history of modern music. Her students excel in exams and in their individual careers. An associate of the London College of music, she has had more than 300 students enter the LCM exams, in all levels as well as performing and teaching diplomas, with 100% success. The main emphasis of her educational profile however, is helping vocal students find their own voice; a method she formulated over the years, which focuses on personalizing the teaching and training and technique build up, on each specific individual. She currently is the director and founder of the vocal ensemble PRAXIS, and the performing group Noizarte.