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BIOGRAPHY

Jillian Aversa is an award-winning soundtrack vocalist, concert soloist, composer, and YouTube artist. Her shimmering voice has been featured in blockbuster video game franchises Halo, Destiny, God of War, Civilization, Soulcalibur, Killer Instinct, Katamari Damacy, Assassin's Creed/Brawlhalla, Crimson Dragon, Honor of Kings, and more. In addition to her soundtrack performances, she is widely known as a soloist with various symphonic game concerts across the globe – including the international concert tour Video Games Live. Her popular YouTube channel features music videos that have received millions of views, as well as coverage in Polygon, Wired, Game Informer, and Nerdist.

 

Jillian has performed as a soloist with the Boston Symphony, National Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Shanghai Orchestra, City of Prague Philharmonic, and National Symphony in Dubai, among many others. As the touring vocal soloist for Video Games Live, an immersive symphonic concert series, she has performed in 14 countries across 5 continents, becoming an international sensation in her own right.

 

Notable concert events where Jillian has been a featured vocalist include the San Diego Comic Con, E3 Expo, Tokyo Game Show, at several official Blizzard Entertainment concerts held in arenas across China, with the Video Game Orchestra in Boston, at the Beacon Theatre on Broadway, A Night in Fantasia with the Macau Symphony, and Video Games Unplugged with the Melbourne Symphony, hosted by actor Wil Wheaton.

 

As a performer on major video game soundtracks, Jillian is often regarded as “the voice of Halo,” singing on four games in the popular franchise as well as on the TV mini series Halo: Fall of Reach. Her versatile range spans distinctive solos to intricate harmonies, improvisation, and lush one-woman choirs. Jillian’s recorded languages include English, Latin, Italian, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Polish, and even fictional languages such as in the lyrics featured in the Soulcalibur V ending theme, a piece she co-wrote with composer Cris Velasco.

 

Though she is a classically trained soprano with a degree in vocal performance from Peabody Conservatory of Music, Jillian is also accomplished in non-Western singing styles. She is the featured vocalist of the sample library “Allura” by virtual instrument developer Impact Soundworks, used by hundreds of composers around the world. There, her distinctive range is on display as both a soprano and in several World music vocal traditions. 

 

Jillian also composes and performs original New Age music. Her solo albums Atlantis Awakening, Origins, and Through Sand and Snow have been streamed hundreds of thousands of times worldwide, landing international radio airplay and awards such as the $5,000 OurStage Music Grand Prize and JPF Best New Age Album. 

 

Outside her soundtrack and solo work, Jillian also enjoys collaborating on original music with other artists – including her husband Andrew "zircon" Aversa, with whom she has co-written and performed on numerous popular EDM tracks. Her vocals can be heard on the two time Grammy-winning album Calling All Dawns by Christopher Tin, and the two musicians wrote an original song together for One Big Album, a charity release featuring a star roster of video game composers. Her voice can be heard on 5-time Grammy nominee David Arkenstone's album Music Inspired by Middle Earth vol​.​ll, and she has also collaborated with Grammy-nominated cellist and composer Tina Guo on numerous occasions.

 

With her silken voice and passionate vision, Jillian Aversa has become both a critical and popular favorite – commanding the stage, the studio, and redefining what we think of New Age music along the way.

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Albums

  • Atlantis Awakening | Jillian Aversa | Vocals, Lyrics, Music
     

  • One Big Album | Various Artists (collaboration with Christopher Tin) | Vocals, Lyrics
     

  • Video Games Live : Level 4 | Video Games Live | Vocals, Arranger
     

  • Video Games Live: Level 3 | Video Games Live | Vocals
     

  • Calling All Dawns | Christopher Tin | Vocals
     

  • Music Inspired by Middle Earth vol. II | David Arkenstone | Vocals
     

  • Touhou Zerokyo Kitan ~ Sophisticated Insanity | Hiroki Kikuta | Vocals, Lyrics
     

  • Just Fun | Alexander Brandon | Vocals, Music
     

  • Identity Sequence | zircon | Vocals, Music, Lyrics
     

  • The Answer – Armored Core Tribute Album | Mattias Häggström Gerdt | Vocals
     

  • The Lullaby Album | Jennifer Thomas, Carolyn Southworth | Vocals
     

  • Awakening | Marc Enfroy | Vocals
     

  • Synergy | Various Artists | Vocals, Lyrics, Music
     

  • Through Sand and Snow | Jillian Aversa | Vocals, Lyrics, Music
     

  • Origins | Jillian Aversa | Vocals, Lyrics, Music, Production
     

  • Antigravity | zircon | Vocals, Lyrics, Music

Video Game Soundtracks

  • HALO: Combat Evolved Anniversary | 343 Industries | Xbox One, Xbox 360
     

  • HALO 2 Anniversary | 343 Industries | Xbox One
     

  • HALO: Spartan Assault | 343 Industries | Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows, Windows Phone
     

  • HALO: Spartan Strike | 343 Industries | Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows, Windows Phone
     

  • DESTINY 2: Forsaken | Bungie | Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows
     

  • GOD OF WAR: Ghost of Sparta | Ready at Dawn / SCE | PlayStation 3, PSP
     

  • SOULCALIBUR V | Project Soul / Bandai Namco | Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
     

  • CIVILIZATION V: Gods & Kings | Firaxis Games | PC
     

  • CIVILIZATION IV: Beyond the Sword | Firaxis Games | PC
     

  • KATAMARI DAMACY: Tap My Katamari | Bandai Namco | iOS, Android
     

  • KILLER INSTINCT (2013) | Double Helix Games | Xbox One
     

  • ASSASSIN'S CREED/BRAWLHALLA  | Ubisoft | PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Android, iOS
     

  • HONOR OF KINGS | Tencent Games | Android, iOS 
     

  • CRIMSON DRAGON | Grounding Inc. | Xbox One
     

  • SHADOWGATE (2014) | Zojoi | Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS
     

  • WHERE THE WATER TASTES LIKE WINE | Dim Bulb Games | Windows, Mac, Linux
     

  • GALACTIC REIGN | Slant Six Games | Windows, Windows Phone
     

  • PUMP IT UP PRO 2 | Andamiro | Arcade
     

  • EON ALTAR | Flying Helmet | Windows, Mac

Awards & Nominations

  • Best Game Music Cover/Remix (Nominated) | Jillian Aversa - Ori and the Will of the Wisps "Main Theme" | Game Audio Network Guild 2021
     

  • Best Game Music Cover/Remix (Winner) | Jillian Aversa - The Witcher 3 "Sword of Destiny" | Game Audio Network Guild 2018
     

  • Best Handheld Audio | HALO: Spartan Strike | Game Audio Network Guild 2016
     

  • Best Game Music Cover/Remix (Nominated) | Jillian Aversa - Destiny "Hope for the Future" | Game Audio Network Guild 2015
     

  • Music of the Year (Nominated) | HALO 2 Anniversary | Game Audio Network Guild 2015
     

  • Best Vocal Song (Nominated) | HALO: Spartan Assault - "Legacy" | Game Audio Network Guild 2013
     

  • Best Soundtrack Album | HALO: Spartan Assault | Game Audio Network Guild 2013
     

  • Outstanding Achievement - Vocal Theme | SOULCALIBUR V - "The Breeze at Dawn" | Square Enix Music Online 2012
     

  • Best Soundtrack Album (Nominated) | HALO CE: Anniversary | Game Audio Network Guild 2012
     

  • Assassin's Creed Contest - 1st Place | Solo Submission | UJam 2011
     

  • Best Handheld Audio (Nominated) | GOD OF WAR: Ghost of Sparta | Game Audio Network Guild 2011
     

  • Best New Age Album (2nd Place) | Origins | Just Plain Folks 2009
     

  • Music Finals $5,000 Grand Prize | Origins - "Hajime" | OurStage 2008
     

  • Best New Artist (Nominated) | Jillian Aversa | New Age Reporter 2008
     

  • #1 New Age Album | Origins | NewAgeMusic.nu 2008
     

  • Best World Music Song (3rd Place) | Origins - "Hajime" | Indie International Songwriting Contest 2008

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Latest Solo Album - Atlantis Awakening

Awakening to visions of a civilization long buried beneath the sea, a woman begins to wonder if they are mere dreams or memories from a past life.  Aletheia: in search of truth, her timeless journey begins... 

(Music by Jillian & Andrew Aversa, Lyrics by Jillian Aversa)

Discography Continued

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FROM THE PRESS

"Jillian Aversa's music video tribute to Hyrule is outstanding."

 
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ALLURA - VOCAL SAMPLE LIBRARY

Have you always wanted to use my voice on your project? With ALLURA Volume 1 -- a new vocal sample library I recorded with Impact Soundworks -- now you can!

Volume 1 features a wide variety of wordless vocal phrases in different keys, tempos, and modes, best suited for cinematic music (film, TV, games, and trailers). We built a Kontakt instrument that lets you edit and shape the phrases further, and even play with some atmospheric pads and textures based on my voice.  Available now for only $59!