Associazione Giovani Di Edmonton


Italian Youth Association of Edmonton

Dante Fecteau

Per‍‍‍former

Dante is 11 years old.  He has enjoyed singing and performing since he was a toddler!   His musical journey has enabled him to perform and compete at many events including:
Futures Fest, St. Albert Kids Idol, St. Albert's Got Talent, Relay for Life, the ATB Homegrown Talent Stage at Big Valley Jamboree, the International Children's Festival, the Edmonton Heritage Festival, the St. Albert Rotary Music Festival, Diva Day for a Difference, the Edmonton Youth Talent Show, VIVE - Viva Italia, Viva Edmonton, Blue Quill Party In The Park, Riverbend Art In Our Park, the Needle Vinyl Tavern, Encore, and Santa Maria Goretti Feast Day!  

Along with vocal lessons, Dante is also learning to play the piano.  He also enjoys bowling, math, and video games.

Camille Holland

Perform‍‍‍er

Performer‍‍‍

Soprano Camille Holland, described as having a “pure, unaffected approach” in Opera Canada mag‍‍‍azine, has been singing professionally since the age of nine. She has received numerous scholarships and awards since, including the Phyllis and Bernard Shapiro Scholarship in Opera (McGill University), and the first place award in the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society’s 2016 Scholarship Competition.     Camille has performed extensively in both operatic and concert settings. Her roles include Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Poussette in Manon, Esmeralda in The Bartered Bride, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Oberto in Alcina, and Virtù in L’incoronazione di Poppea. In concert she has performed excerpts from Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang (Vancouver Oratorio Society’s Silver Jubilee Concert), Frank Ticheli’s “Angels in the Architecture” (2016 Whistler Cantando Music Festival with UBC Bands), and numerous solos with McGill’s Cappella Antica chorus and Early Music Ensemble.

Maria Manna is a vocalist, producer, actor, humanitarian, philanthropist, business owner, author and Ordained Minister. She has helped raise over $750 million for charities with her performances and fundraising.

Maria has created, produced and performed in Ladies of Blues, Jazz and Gospel, Victoria Gospel Music Festival, Vancouver Island’s Got Talent and “It’s Amore”, a tribute to Italian American Music and Comedy and Most recently, Unforgettable- A tribute to the late Natalie Cole.                                                                  

Maria is the recipient of the 2013 Governor General Caring Canadian Award, an inductee in the Music Archives of Alberta, recipient of the 2013 Unlimited Woman of Style Award, and of the 2016 Governor General Sovereign Medal Award.

Maria has a bursary at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for children who are in socio-economic difficulties and want to study music.She is on the board for the Soroptimist Society and is a cofounder and President of U-JAMS (universal jazz advocates and mentors society).

Dolceamare is a Montreal based Italian-Canadian duo who initially came together as a six-member girl group integrating passion for music with song and dance to create sentimental and uplifting performances. Their name, Dolceamare (DA), was created on the spur of the moment at their first performance together and is Italian for sweet and sour, which described their various personalities. While, some of the girls chose to pursue other paths, Alessandra and Nadia continued to share their love for music and performance representing their Italian roots and women empowerment in the community. Although the girls are renowned for their performances in Italian, their mother tongue, they sing in English, French, and Spanish catering to diverse audiences through a variety of musical styles and genre.

Following a collaboration for a local Montreal fundraiser towards a natural disaster in Abruzzo, Italy, in April of 2008, these driven ladies discovered their compatibility and ability to cultivate musical delight. They stepped up to the challenge by opening the fundraiser which featured several local celebrities such as Bruno Pelletier, Ginette Reno and Claude Dubois, just to name a few. Performing aclassic Italian 1940’s cabaret piece, Ma le gambe, the group exceeded not only the public’sexpectations but even their own. A very memorable experience for the girls was participating in numerous musicals with Pier 21 Productions, and travelling to Toronto to participate in the Johnny Lombardi Song Festival in 2008.

Since then, they have performed during Montreal’s famous Semaine Italienne in the Old Port, Little Italy, and surrounding community events. Over the years, they have contributed to various charities close to their hearts, such as, the Light The Night Walk (LLSC) and the PKD foundation performing atthe prestigious Rialto Theater to name a few. They’ve also opened up for Angelike Falbo, top 4thfinalist of the 3rd season of La Voix.

In 2014, the girls joined forces with Carlashes Canada as they became brand ambassadors for the company and released their first EP Ain’t No Stopping Us Girls. Shortly after, Radio Lasalle 100.1FM CKVL offered DA their own radio show called, Jeudi Martini with Dolceamare & Friends. In 2015,Dolceamare auditioned on the 3rd season of TVA's La Voix as the vibrant duo on the show. Not long after, DA released their first Italian single, Senti Questa Voce and released their second EP on iTunes called Dolceamare.

Amongst their most prized accomplishments, the duo was recently selected in June as an opening act for Italian legend Claudio Baglioni at la Festa Della Repubblica at Montreal’s Bell stadium where theyperformed before an audience of over 10 000 people. Discover their latest music and news on Facebook, Instagram & YouTube!

www.camilleholland.ca

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Tenor Opera Singer

Andrea Pinna nasce a Cagliari il 17/08/1969Tenore lirico, dalla Sardegna  si trasferisce in Canada . Voce UNICA con timbrica  raffinata,  realizza il cd Promozionale «DOLCE CANTO» e dopo l’esordio in Sardegna nei principali teatri , in tournée a Roma e Milano,  fa  SOLD OUT a EDMONTON nel Teatro Lirico.

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2017 Perform‍‍‍ers

Download: Viva Italia Stage 2018.pdf

Download: VEdmonton Stage 2018.pdf

Maria M‍‍‍anna

GirlGroup Perfor‍‍‍mers

Dolceamare is a Montreal based Italian-Canadian duo who initially came together as a six-member girl group integrating passion for music with song and dance to create sentimental and uplifting performances.

Their name, Dolceamare (DA), was created on the spur of the moment at their first performance together and is Italian for sweet and sour, which described their various personalities.

While, some of the girls chose to pursue other paths, Alessandra and Nadia continued to share their love for music and performance representing their Italian roots and women empowerment in the community.

Although the girls are renowned for their performances in Italian, their mother tongue, they sing in English, French, and Spanish catering to diverse audiences through a variety of musical styles and genre.

Dolceamare