University of Impact
Opening Academic Year 2016 - 2017

"My music has soul" Her dark voice and her passion are what makes her music different from all the rest. Her radical emotionalism and the abyss-deep soul that she brings to her songs seems to turn her innermost sef inside out. She is 24-years-old, but you perceive that she has already lived a whole life: KOVACS! 

Sharon Kovacs was already singing when she could hardly speak, but this Dutch singer first seriously discovered the magic of music when she entered her turbulent years as a teenager.Then she began to play in school-kid bands and participate in talent shows, but didn't make any progress because she just didn't find the right people to nurture her talent. That finally changed when she left high school and took part in open microphone evenings in the bars she worked at as a waitress. The audiences were instantly enthusiastic and one day someone advised her to take part in an audition at the Rock City Institute, a music school in Kovacs' hometown Eindhoven. There she sang two songs so convincingly that she was immediately accepted. 

Kovacs' dark, soulful voice made a deep impression, but her training turned out to be a challenge for all involved. "Some of my vocal teachers simply didn't know what to do with me," she laughs. "Once they even advised me to leave and look for something else to do. According to their standards I applied my voice in a very wrong way. But that's how I am: I can't sing any other way." 

After completing her studies, KOVACS concentrated fully on her music, which was soon to prove the correct decision. She performed successfully at an aftershow party for One Republic in Amsterdam. 

With the release of her album KOVACS stands at the beginning of her great adventure and she can hardly wait for it to begin. “I want to be in a position to always make music,”she describes her ambitions. “I have a very complex personality, but as long as my environment is as dynamic as it is now, I’ll stay stable. I need a goal and I have found it. I want to travel the whole world. It looks like she is getting close – and that is more than justified.  

Sharon Kovacs
Sharon Kovacs
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