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In March 2022, mezzo-soprano Aviyah Abrams won second place in the London Music Competition (UK), and the Certified Artist Award from CS Music (USA). She also received the Grand Prize of the Musical South Palmyra Competition (Ukraine) and a First Prize of the International Music Competition Amigdala (Italy) in April 2021. She holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in performance from Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada.


She made her debut with the Drummondville Symphony Orchestra in 2009 at their Christmas concert. Distinguishing herself with her powerful interpretation and her warm and moving voice, she was asked to sing in the films Astro 12, The Collection. She was a semi-finalist in the opera division of the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition (NY), and at the Bay View Music Festival (MI), where she sang the role of Zita in Gianni Schicchi (Puccini) and Buoso's Ghost (Ching). She was invited to become a member of OperaOggiNY(NY)'s Lyric Workshop during the 2011-2012 season and was cast in the opera "Suor Angelica" (Puccini). Specializing in character roles, she performed the Countess in Tchaikovsky's "The Queen of Spades" with the Russian Opera Workshop (PA) and Ottavia and Nutrice in L'Incoronazione di Poppea at the Orford Festival. She then performed Third Moabite Woman in Ron Beckett's opera "Ruth" with the Arcady Ensemble (ON), which earned her entry into the ensemble's Young Artists program. She was part of the 2014-2015 season. She performed Ježibaba in "Rusalka" (Dvořák) with Czech Opera Projects (NY), Adalgisa in "Norma" (Bellini) with Sing Through Central (NY), Zerlina in "Don Giovanni" (Mozart) and Charlotte in "Werther" (Massenet), both in Montreal with Opéra Qu'on Sert, Madame de Croissy in "Le dialogue des Carmélites" (Poulenc) with Opera by Request (ON), and Suzuki in "Madama Butterfly" (Puccini) with Snob'Opéra (QC).


She has performed numerous recitals with Venite Adoremus (QC), Les musiciens de l'Ogive (QC), Ensemble Énigme (QC), Les Rendez-Vous Classiques de la Librairie St-Jean-Baptiste (QC), L'Oasis Musicale (QC), Les Maîtres Chanteurs de Montréal (QC) and Classical for All (NY). Over the years, she has been invited to sing solo by various orchestras: Orchestre à vents de Montréal-Nord (QC), Orchestre à vents Péri-Phonique (QC), Arcady Ensemble (ON). Recently, she has given solo recitals at the Maison Girardin (QC), the Leonardo Da Vinci Center (QC) and La Relève Musicale (QC). She recently gave solo recitals at the Maison Girardin (QC), at the Centre Léonardo Da Vinci (QC) and at La Relève Musicale (QC).

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