France based Nigerian soprano soloist, Omo Bello has been nominated for an award that’s reportedly the Grammy equivalence of France, “Victoires de la Musique 2014”
The nominee in the “Lyrical
Revelation of the Year” category studied Cell Biology and genetics in her home country before eventually moving entirely into music where she studied Singing at the Conservatoire de Paris – CNSMDP, in the class of Peggy Bouveret, and enriched her repertoire with Jeff Cohen, Susan Manoff and Olivier Reboul.
She holds a diploma in singing performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London (ABRSM) and has gained enormously from the musical and technical counsels of Jorge Chaminé, Teresa Berganza, Thomas Quasthoff and Grace Bumbry.
She was the 1st Prize in the Luciano Pavarotti Giovani 2010 competition (thus lauded by the Italian press critic Gianni Gori as “a talent of Gold!”), and also won the 1st prize in the 2011 Anselmo Colzani international singing competition.
She became a laureate of the Cziffra Foundation in 2011 and she will be awarded with Italy’s prestigious international Arca d’Oro prize for young artists in 2013.
The final selection of the winner in her category of nomination will be done between January 6th to 26 2014.
We congratulate Omo Bello for making Africa very proud in French. Her story inspires us.
To vote for Omo Bello kindly visit her Website