Amabile Alumni Andrew Haji, now living in Toronto as a member of the Canadian Opera Company ensemble studio scored big in the Netherlands.
Over the weekend, he was named the recipient of the Grand Prix, the Press Prize, and the Junior Jury Prize at the 50th edition of the International Vocal Competition ’s-Hertogenbosch (IVC). It has been the sole international competition for classical singing in the Netherlands since 1954, with more than 200 candidates from over 40 countries competing this year.
Andrew has also been studying with another London-native: Darryl Edwards at the University of Toronto and at Edwards’ COSI program in Italy.
Interestingly, Haji created the original Amabile webpage while he was a student at Banting, and was on his way to Waterloo to study Computer Science when, as Free Press Arts star James Reaney put it, “his inner tenor won out.”
Read the London Free Press story here http://bit.ly/1yhcyqt
…with more on the competitions Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/InternationalVocalCompetition