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Virgo Rouge is a musical artist and amongst artists in a world where aethetics are the essense
of their life and longings. Virgo Rouge, also known as Marissa Elienne (Pronouncation: Maresa or Marissa Eleean)
is primilary a progressive artist, but her music is not bound by a particular genre. As a serious music
student, she studied Bel Canto singing from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia for ten years and
four years from other teachers. Marissa had the priviledge of studying music at a very young age, as her mother
was a piano instructor by profession. Marissa went on to study guitar, voice and piano but she was mostly
a self-taught composer and arranger. She also plays congas, bamboo flutes and various keyboard instruments.
Though her studies were mostly in the area of voice and Opera, she wanted to pursue her original musical
aspirations. She studied classical guitar for a few years, composition for three years from West Minster
Choir College in Princeton New Jersey, and found herself trying to teach herself how to write music. Being
an innovator and creative person has driven Virgo Rouge to become an extremely diligent in her efforts with music.
Marissa has performed in many concert settings. Her first paying performance was at age thirteen, where her
guitar teacher hired her to sing at her sister's wedding. Virgo Rouge aka Marissa has always been interested
in visual art. As a child and teenager was thinking of becoming an illustrator or an environmental scientist,
but music seemed to be at the forefront of her mind. At the moment, she is concentrating on becoming an engineer
where she can produce her own music in her home studio in New York City. Marissa was born in Princeton New Jersey and
grew up in New Jersey and Bucks County Pennsylvania, right outside of New Hope in the Philadelphia area. Both
of her parents are natives of New York City, taking her to many cultural events from a very early age. She now
resides in Staten Island New York, New York City in the United States. Her love for art
and beauty goes on and on.