ANDREW EGBUCHIEM

Countertenor

Countertenor ANDREW EGBUCHIEM made his debut in Judas Maccabeus and was under the tutelage of Oladele Nelson-Cole in Lagos, Nigeria.

A prizewinner of many competitions and awards, Mr. Egbuchiem participated the International Opera Competition in Karlovo, Bulgaria, singing in master classes with Yossi Guerdjikov (Baroque music) and Dragmor Nenov (drama and Interpretation) in Bulgaria which, in his opinion, set his singing down the right path.  He also received a diploma of participation at the Euterpe of Rose Karlovo International Opera Singing Competition.  Honorarily performing at the Finale of the same competition, Mr. Egbuchiem was invited to a performance for the German community in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

This outstanding countertenor came into the limelight as an Artist-in-Residence for the Singers of United Land Project, touring through the eastern half of the United States, Kenya, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland, and Latvia.  Mr. Egbuchiem sang the role of Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas at the Summer Vocal Arts Program in Brooklyn (under the tutelage of Lina Tetriani); Orimeno in Cavalli’s Erismena at the Amherst Early Music Festival; Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus at the Minuetto Music Festival; and the Huntsman in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis.  He made his Carnegie Hall debut singing in the Winner’s Recital Concerts of American Protégé International and Golden Classical Music International, and has been a regular soloist with the Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus, in Bernstein’s The Lark and Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb.  Mr. Egbuchiem performed with the Vertical Players Repertory as a soloist in The Constitution (a secular oratorio by Benjamin Yarmonlinsky), and as alto soloist in Pergolesi's Magnificat and Charpentier's Missa de minuet pour noel with the Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus.