Tarja Turunen Bio - Biography

Name Tarja Turunen
Height 5' 4½"
Naionality Finland
Date of Birth 17 August 1977,
Place of Birth Kitee, Finland
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She started with piano lessons in age of 6 and later, with 15 years old, Tarja had the very first singing lesson. Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin weren't influences to Tarja but they were very important in her life when she started to sing more. The classical singing lessons only started when she was 17. With 18 years old, Tarja got in the Music Academy in Finland, and at the same time, Nightwish was born. With Tarja, Nightwish release the following albums: "Angel Fall First" - April 1997, "Oceanborn" - November 1998, "Wishmaster" - May 2000, DVD and VHS "From Wishes To Eternity" - April 2001, "Over The Hills And Far Away" - 2001, "Century Child" - May 2002, DVD "End Of Innocence" - October 2003, "Once" - 2004 and "Highest Hopes" - 2005. In 2002 she finished her educations in Germany. In may 2003 Tarja announced that she had secretly gotten married a few months earlier.

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