Still in her early 20s, Canarian singer Valeria Castro possesses a beguiling voice and an innate ability to get to the heart of a song and evoke an emotional response in the listener. Born in La Palma, she started playing piano aged four. Age 17 she began posting cover versions of her favourite songs on Instagram, one of which caught the attention of the composer, Alejandro Sanz, who shared it with his millions of followers. She signed with Warner Music for a series of covers and moved to Madrid to study Biotechnology. In 2021 she put out an EP of her own compositions, Chiquita, revealing a mature song writing talent and chalking up millions of plays. Her 2023 debut, ‘con cariño y con cuidado’, sees the Canarian folk songbird adapting new Latin sounds to international success.