Born and raised in Heraklion, Greece, Eirini Tornesaki is a vocalist of jazz, Greek traditional music, and contemporary styles who performs as Erini. She blurs the lines between genres and explores intercultural dialogue through music, and she's currently an assistant professor at Berklee College of Music. In 2014, Erini became the singer for the Cirque du Soleil show Kurios, touring Canada and the U.S. for three years. Between 2014 and 2017, she performed 1,074 shows. She was the original singer of Kurios and performed the vocals on the show's soundtrack album, appeared on the DVD, and appeared at the Daytime Emmy Awards, winning the virtual reality short film award for Inside the Box of Kurios.
Erini has performed in multiple countries including Cuba, Colombia, the United Arab Emirates, Greece, and the U.S., and has collaborated with artists such as Danilo Pérez, George Garzone, Luciana Souza, Daniel Hope, and Saw Doctors, among many others. She had her Carnegie Hall debut in June 2017, opening for the Gabby Awards. She has also performed at TD Garden, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, the Panama Jazz Festival, Abbey Road Studios, and Harvard University, among other prestigious venues.
Erini is currently based in Boston and performs around the world as a soloist and collaborative vocalist, or with her Greek traditional music group, Pharos Ensemble.
- Performances with Cirque du Soleil's Kurios, Daniel Hope, Danilo Pérez, Mario Frangoulis, and Barry Manilow, among others
- Performance venues include Carnegie Hall, the Panama Jazz Festival, the London Jazz Festival, and Abbey Road Studios
- M.M., Berklee College of Music, contemporary performance, global jazz concentration, 2018
- Songwriting Specialist Certificate, Berklee Online, 2016
- B.A., honors, British and Irish Institute of Modern Music, professional musicianship, 2012
"I would like to encourage my students to use the power of music to impact the world positively."