Company: Music for Peace
Location: Paris, France
A virtuoso since birth, Jorge Chamine’s veins are filled with blood that runs thick with music. With one his latest endeavors being the Music for Peace organization, Mr. Chamine is internationally-known, having performed at with symphonies and operas at Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony, London Symphony, Czech Philharmonic among other of the world’s grandest stages. In his current role, he continues to sing and teach music while working as a music ambassador in such places like the Middle East. In addition, he is the president and artistic director of the CIMA Festival in Tuscany, Italy, and pedagogical director of Ateliers “Sons Croises” in Paris, France. Mr. Chamine is the artistic director of the Bougival Festival in France as well.
Mr. Chamine began singing at the age of four and playing piano by five. At 12 years old, he seized a lead soprano role for a Portuguese opera. Several years later at 15, Mr. Chamine won the Prix National de la Jeunesse. His career has also been politically motivated, and since the age of 14, he has made decisions to fight for liberty. While he may have a law degree from the University of Coimbra, he finds his voice is his liberator for justice. He has studied with prominent musicians such as Lola Rodríguez de Aragon, Hans Hotter, Daniel Ferro and Teresa Berganza. In his more than three decades in the spotlight, he has refined his skills in opera, operetta, zarzuela, oratorio, new music and art-song repertory. Read the rest of this entry »
Company: GEL Music Group
Location: Ontario, Canada
Shelley Buffitt got her first taste of the music industry standing up in church as a toddler and singing, much to the delight of the congregation. From that point on, she knew that she wanted her career to involve music. Ms. Buffitt is an accomplished singer/songwriter and performer who serves as the CEO of GEL Music Group, which provides artist management and coordination services. Aside from her responsibilities at GEL, which include keeping in contact with artists and their producers, photographers and crew, and working with two clients, Ms. Buffitt focuses on growing her musical career. She has penned hundreds of songs, produced two albums, and has received ample recognition for her country pop song Daddy’s Little Girl. Ms. Buffitt has also earned numerous accolades for her work, including being nominated for the OCMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for her My First Love album as well as further nominations for Rising Star and Duet of the Year for Bad Side Of Town. Looking toward the future, Ms. Buffitt hopes to become a record label contender for the northern part of Ontario. Read the rest of this entry »