“Heidi Parviainen (born 8 March 1979) is a Finnish lyric soprano, and best known as the former lead singer of Finnish power metal band Amberian Dawn. Before working with Amberian Dawn, she played keyboards and provided background vocals for a band called Iconofear. Shortly after leaving Amberian Dawn, Heidi launched her own musical project called “Dark Sarah”.
Heidi’s musical history started quite early in a children’s music playschool. Later on, at a primary school, she went to a music-oriented class. She started taking piano lessons at the age of 11, but soon she said it became very clear that she wanted more than just classical piano playing. After various teachers, she quit taking piano lessons and has played by herself until recent years. At the age of 14, she started classical singing studies in a music institute with the diploma singer Raisa Lahtiranta whom she’s still working with after these 14 years. During more than ten years she had also sung in various choirs and ensembles.”