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Parsi Dastur wins Top Audience choice award and 2nd prize in Voices of India’s first national singing competition

Ervad Frazan Adil Kotwal has recently participated in the first ever national competition for Western classical singers, ‘Voices of India’ and secured second place and the top audience choice award. The competition was exceptionally tough as there was no age limit and different Indian singers at different technical levels from all over India and abroad came together to compete and make music with one another. The competition took place over three days at the NCPA. For the finale he chose to sing Ibert’s Chanson de la Mort, Handel’s Why do the nations from the Messiah and Mozart’s Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen which he sang with full passion and charmed the audience with his theatrical and singing prowess.

After being accepted into prestigious music universities in New York, Vienna and Germany, Frazan chose to study at the renowned State Music university in Stuttgart under Ulrike Sonntag.  Even though it’s only been a year since he’s moved to Stuttgart, he has already achieved a lot like receiving many Solo concerts, Scholarships, the baritone solo in Puccini’s Messa di Gloria,  a prize winner from the Fritz Wunderlich foundation and also being featured and interviewed on German Radio, magazine, newspapers and television. Frazan is being supported by the Christel Guthörle endowment and the Holtzbirnk group in Germany.