Born and raised in Mississauga, Ontario, Adina’s love of music was evident from a very young age. A childhood full of weekly piano lessons, school choirs, musical theatre camps, guitar clubs, and plenty of self-guided musical exploration led to her attending Cawthra Park Secondary School for their Regional Arts Program, followed by Humber College. There she majored in Vocal Performance, graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Music in 2022.

Adina’s time at Humber was spent honing her craft, diving into the theoretical and practical pursuit of various genres including jazz, folk, pop, R&B, rock, country, and Latin American repertoire. She remains a mesmerizingly versatile vocalist, marrying a pure, inviting tone with agility and technical prowess. Alongside being a professional singer, Adina is a multi-instrumentalist, earning her RCM 9 Piano, playing both acoustic and electric guitar, and even dabbling on the mandolin! She is also an accomplished songwriter - her recent single “Admit It” won her the Mississauga Arts Council’s “Song of the Summer” contest, as well as the 2022 MARTY Award for “Best Emerging Solo Vocalist”.

The past few years have seen Adina hard at work writing, performing, recording, and releasing music in the GTA and beyond, with collaborations in Toronto, Nashville, Montreal, and Vancouver Island, to name a few. This passion and dedication led to nominations for both Musician of the Year and a Fan’s Choice Award at the 2023 Mississauga Music Awards.

Adina divides her time amongst three artistic ventures: her solo project (Adina V), 4 piece indie-rock group (Heartrunner), and an acoustic duo project with partner Jack Gaughan (A Soft Place to Land). While her original music lives under the alternative folk/rock umbrella, she has years of experience performing jazz for private parties, cocktail hours, and event receptions, as well as pop/funk hits for weddings and corporate functions.

For those interested in studying piano, voice, songwriting, and/or general musicianship, Adina has 9+ years of teaching experience and offers lessons virtually and in-person (Toronto).