Zaritza was born in a small village in Russia at the end of the Soviet era. As an only child, music was her constant companion and foil against the struggles of daily life. From a young age Zaritza excelled at music both as a dancer and classical pianist. Her talents were quickly identified and she fast tracked under an intense curriculum for gifted musical students. She won numerous regional piano competitions and received awards and a stipend from the Russian government.
As a teenager, she began to write and record her own original pop songs. After graduating from high school, and ten years of musical training, Zaritza emigrated to the U.S. in pursuit of greater creative freedom, and the chance to pursue her musical career.
Zaritza’s music reflects a life between two worlds, exploring themes of love, identity, alienation, dreams and disappointment. Her music echoes her own personal journey from her Russian roots to life as an American. In 2016 she was invited to share the story of her journey on the TEDx Conference stage.
In 2017, Zaritza released her self-titled debut album, featuring 9 original tracks including the single ‘Diseased’ alongside two distinctive cover versions from Nirvana and Radiohead.