Vell Baria

Career Timeline as a Singer

As a Singer (2002-present)

Apart from her theater acting career, She has been singing from a very early age and performed in several Non profit shows since 2001. Vell took singing lessons at age 11 to become a pop singer before merging in to classical and opera at the age of 17 and performed secretly in a plenty of singing troupes.

Vell has also far received countless unanimous standing ovations for her competitive performances from her solo performances. In her career she has sung in multiple languages, including Spanish, French, Bahasa Malaysia, Russian, Filipino, English, German, Italian, Latin, Korean, Macedonian, Ukrainian and Japanese.

Vell remains active in public concert and recital performances.

Singer for public concerts (2001-present)

As a mainstream performer (pop, RnB)

  • In 2002, Vell performed for the very first time at the Fil-Indian Convention Center for a seminar about autism with the song “Only Hope” by Mandy Moore.
  • In 2003, Vell performed again at the Fil-Indian Convention with the song “Heaven” by DJ Sammy.
  • In 2004, Vell performed and became the opening act for the Autism Seminar “Embrace” at the Ateneo De Manila
  • In 2005, she won the “Phenomenal Singer” before the BMAC Management had the Bankruptcy.
  • In November of 2007 Before 2008, Vell received a call from the ASP president to perform at the National Conference held last November 10, 2007 were she sang her rendition of “Why God” in which was composed by Gina Bermudo made her audiences brought to tears. As a result, comments viewed thru feedbacks such success is expected to result to more song offerings for Vell. Vell intends to spend her year-long reign traveling the world to gain invitations as guest performer in which Vell is Philippine’s first autistic person to win a significant invites and honors and has been touted as the world’s PWD popstar.
  • In April of 2009, Vell performed for the 2nd World Autism Awareness Day and was known to the media and has been described as “Birit Queen”. She can also be seen in the Reuter articles relating to this event.
  • In July of 2009, Vell was also known for performing at the Autism Conciousness Week
  • In November of 2009, Vell performed for the concert for a cause “Echoes of Dreams”.
  • In January 17, 2010, Vell performed at the Autism Conciousness Week with her rendition of Beyonce’s “Listen” (in which she performed the song for her high school’s contest)
  • In January 22, 2010, Vell performed for the first time at Angels Walk 2010 with “That’s The Way It Is” by Celine Dion.
  • In April 2010, Vell performed for the 3rd World Autism Awareness Day with the song “And I Am Telling You” by Jennifer Hudson. Also she performed as an Opening Prayer with Denice Williams’ “Healing” and as a soloist with Mariah Carey’s “Through The Rain”
  • In July 2010, Vell performed as a soloist for National Disability Week with her song “I Believe” by Fantasia Barrino and “You Raise Me Up” by Charice Pempengco, Vell also performed for a one-hour concert, Echoes of Hope and for the very first time at the “Batang May K” quiz contest at the National Library.
  • In December 2010, Vell performed at Don Bosco School at Makati with her own version of “Note to God” by Charice Pempengco, she also performed for Cardinal Rosales with her song “You Raise Me Up” and Vell made her first radio interview for InQ DZIQ Radyo Clinic Ko and performed “All I Want For Christmas (Is You)” by Mariah Carey and “My Heart Is Yours” by Didrik Tangen
  • In January 2011, Vell performed as a soloist with “MJ Medley” and danced “Club Can’t Handle Me” at the Angel’s Walk 2011.
  • In April 2011, Vell performed as a soloist at the 4th World Autism Awareness Day with her rendition of “Memory” by Barbra Streisand and “I Surrender” by Celine Dion in which she peaked in popularity within the organization and to the event and has been referred to as the Centerpiece of the organization since her debut.
  • In September 2011, Vell made her second interview with DZIQ Inq Radio Clinic Ko and performed opera publicly for the very first time with Giuseppe Verdi’s “Sempre Libera” and “Addio Del Pasato” along with “If We Hold On Together” by Diana Ross.
  • In 2011, Baria took her break from the stage to concentrate on her studies. In the first quarter of 2012, Baria remained active on the concert stage particularly performing classical crossover songs. In January 2012, Vell made her comeback performance and final appearance with ASP at the Angel’s Walk 2012 with her song “It’s My Time” by Jade Ewen.
  • In October 2012, Vell performed during the Night Of Music in which she first performed a very tricky song “Lovin’ You” by Minnie Ripperton, was one of her signatured songs in which she delivered it with a sudden whistle register and at the same time she is one of the most well known students in her school with her honest and outgoing personality with her non stop confidence

Verging to classical-operatic career

  • In January 2013, Vell made her first public appearance as both classical and pop singer with her version of Laarni Lozada’s “Light Of A Million Mornings” in which was popularized by The Madrigal Singers (Originally sung by Sandy Patty) at the Angels Walk for Autism where Vell received a surprising compliments from both fellow performers and audiences alike for her major improvement on her voice and stage presence.
  • On March 2, 2013 a Saturday before her birthday on the next Saturday (March 9), She appeared in German Moreno’s Musical Variety Show, Master Showman where she showcased her soprano vocals to “Think of Me”
  • On January 19, 2014, Vell made an ultimate comeback in which Vell made a collaborative performance with the GS Option House students and with ASP Divas performing the song “The Power Of The Dream” at the Angel’s Walk For Autism. (Considers this as her last Angels Walk appearance)
  • On April 2, 2014, Vell made a comeback performance for Autism Society of the Philippines performing at the 7th World Autism Awareness Day where TJ Manotoc was the host in the celebration.
  • In January of 2015, Vell is considered one of the performers for Angel’s Walk for Autism but turned down the role due to her commitments to her scholarship and school activities. Under the recommendation of then ASP president Mona Veluz, Vell performed instead for the closing ceremonies of the National Autism Consciousness Week, with Artismo — featuring the art of persons with autism JA Tan, Thomas Diaz and the kids of ASP Baguio as she performed her winning piece – Mutya Ng Pasig by Nicanor Abelardo. She also sings the remaining Kundiman pieces during the exhibit – Ang Maya, Ano Kaya Ang Kapalaran and Sa Kabukiran where Vell received a honorable recognition and a 2 minute standing ovation from the audiences for her clean, dramatic and touching performance.
  • In April 2015, Vell performed for the 2015 ALSWDOPI (Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines) Convention at SMX Convention Center, Pasay City where Vice President of the Philippines Jejomar Binay is one of the attendees of the assembly.
  • In May 2015, Vell performed for the OBRA art exhibit were art works of each differently abled persons are shown in the exhibit. On the same month, Vell left her audience members surprised from her AVP to her electrifying performance for the benefit concert Reverb: Echoing Awareness through the Arts where Vell showcased her multi-genre attitude by singing in Musical (Let It Go), Kundiman (Mutya Ng Pasig) along with a triple genre combination of Operatic-Pop rock-Classical crossover to the song entitled “Queen of the Night” in the style of Lani Misalucha and was considered to be one of the event’s highlights that brought everyone to the edge of their seats that also gave her a 2 minute standing ovation from the audiences.
  • In May 11, 2015 on her mother’s birthday, Vell also performed 2 Kundiman songs for the Golden Age films Exhibit “Alitaptap Kikilapkilap”.

 

Singer for Corporate Events

Vell started performing for corporate events ranging from all-autism oriented to government oriented invites.

  • On March 9, 2014 in which she celebrated her 19th birthday, Vell was given an opportunity to perform her chosen repertoires, her chosen repertoires includes “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel (the audience members choice and her encore performance), “Somewhere In The Dark” by Michael Jackson and “Wishing You Where Somehow Here Again” from the musical “The Phantom of the Opera” on her 19th birthday. The songs were recorded live in Eurotel, Pedro Gil during the ASP Chapter Leaders’ Conference in which she gained a long time of applause and greeted her a happy birthday along with her birthday speech and expresses to be the best example for other PWAs. Were other performers are Clarence Cruz (specializing in Ballad), Frederick Segui (specializing in Classical-crossover) and harpist Christian Caragayan.