Rising Singing Star Fernando Varela To Appear on America’s Got Talent Season 8

20130603-202201.jpgPicture Courtesy Of NBC’s America’s Got Talent
It is always exciting when someone close to home has gained a spot on any major television show.

And, this year, the exquisitely talented Fernando Varela, who is managed by my cousin, Paul Mascioli of Mascioli Entertainment based in Orlando Florida, has snagged an opportunity to hopefully share his talent with the world on America’s Got Talent.

This is what Paul Mascioli had to say about Fernando’s involvement with the show:

“Fernando is part of an exciting new tenor trio called Forte who have auditioned for America’s Got Talent. We’ll all have to watch over the next few weeks to see how they made out”.

And, that is all I can tell you. You will have to tune in to see how this story unfolds when Season 8 premiers Tuesday, June 4th at 9:00 P.M.

20130603-204622.jpgI have featured Fernando a few times on this blog and have met him as well. He is one of the kindest and most humble artists on the planet.

And, his voice is magnificent – one of the most technically secure and musical voices I have ever heard. But, what sets Fernando apart from the rest of the pack is his seamless ability to crossover to many genres of music with stylistic ease, including opera.

If you wish to further connect with him, please visit his website, FernandoVarela.Com, join his Facebook Page or follow him on Twitter.

Bravo Fernando! We are very proud here!

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici


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