Lexy (Alexandra) is 22 and Stephany 20. They began singing in early childhood, taught by their father. When Lexy was 13 and Stephany 11, they sent a videotape of their singing to the late world famous singing teacher and opera judge, Shirlee Emmons, in New York to get an independent opinion of their progress. She wrote:
“I have just finished listening to the girls’ recording. I am frankly totally amazed. They are both completely outstanding in every way…. These are brilliant vocal talents. A native gift of high excellence and a level of musical ability that is startling. Clearly, they love performing and are not overawed by the presence of the camera, nor of an audience I am guessing. Their use of the foreign language is nothing less than stunning. If you consider that the four skills a singer must possess are vocal, musical, linguistic and dramatic, they have surpassed any guidelines one could name”.
Subsequently they were accepted into the VOICExperience program in Tampa under legendary Metropolitan Opera baritone Sherrill Milnes for 15-18 year classical singers although they were only 13 and 11 at the time. They are fluent in Spanish and Greek, and also sing in Italian, French, German, Latin and Czech.
TV AND RADIO
They have been featured on NBC, WGN and FOX television in Chicago, and on WGN and WIND radio.
Lexy won the Chicago area Junior Opera Idol competition as well as the Regional competition for Illinois for the prestigious Classical Singer Magazine national high school vocal competition. Stephany was the youngest finalist for the 2011 Junior Opera Idol competition. Lexy was admitted to college as a top vocal recruit on an opera scholarship before ultimately changing her major to political science.
In 2016 they released a CD entitled “Lexy and Stephany” with 15 of their best popular songs including several original songs. Their version of Eye of the Tiger written by the song’s composer Jim Peterik played to great reviews in the UK. In 2016 their original song “September Rain” is currently featured on radio stations to excellent reviews in the US as well as abroad.
They have sung the national anthem at US Cellular Field for the Chicago White Sox, for Northwestern University basketball and elsewhere. They formerly had their own show on weekends at the well known Monastero’s restaurant singing opera, showtunes, and pop. They were the featured entertainment for the grand opening of the National Hellenic Museum in Millennium Park before 1100 people. They have entertained at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel California, The Phoenician in Phoenix, the Chicago Hilton and Towers and elsewhere. In 2015 they sang at the graduation student award ceremony at the American College of Greece. They have been featured singers at numerous other events both together and as soloists, such as the Driehaus Architecture award ceremony in Chicago.
They conceived, organized and carried out large, annual fundraising concerts for 6 years for Misericordia, a Chicago charitable organization that provides vital services for 600 resident children with developmental disabilities: raising over $50,000.00. They sing at a number of other charity events as well. And all of the proceeds from their live performances go to Misericordia.
TENNIS AND HOBBIES
They were both nationally ranked tennis players while in high school. Lexy was number one singles player and team captain for three years of her USTA club tennis team, leading them to a national tournament appearance, while also serving as a hitting professional at the Malibu Racquet Club. She is currently pursuing a master of science degree in Information Systems. Stephany, a rising sophomore, plays for her college tennis team where she was voted most improved player last year while studying computer science. Lexy and Stephany also play piano and guitar, respectively.