Each year this site is honored to recommend a young artist to participate in Prodigy Camp held in Washington State, USA, under the direction of Film Director/Producer Rick Stevenson. This past summer the amazing young singer, performer/ musician Thilo Berndt was awarded a full scholarship to attend Prodigy Camp 2012. Thilo exclaimed;
“This camp was one of the best things that ever happened to me!”
Through the camp experience Thilo was introduced to the amazing singer, musician, and producer David Ryan Harris who helped Thilo become a creative songwriter and storyteller. When the camp concluded Thilo traveled to Los Angeles, California to meet with David and work on some original songs. Thilo is currently working on a number of originals that can be used as demos. Of course his fans all hope that this compilation of music will soon turn into a CD that Thilo can share with all of us!
While I can’t yet share what I was privileged to privately hear, I can tell you that Thilo ‘s new sound is beyond amazing! His creativity and distinct musical sound is about to turn the heads of many professionals in the industry.
I caught up with Thilo this past week and asked him to tell us a little about his summer adventure. The following is Thilo’s story, in his own words, about his amazing life changing summer experience at Prodigy Camp.
While this blog mainly consist of young treble singers, we also feature young men in their late teens who’s voice has already broken and has developed a clear sounding mature sound. Ash Graham, 16, from New Zealand is one young man who fills this description to a tee. Not only are his vocal abilities astoundingly pleasant, but his musical prowess is enhanced by his song writing capabilities and composing genius.
I first was introduced to Ash on Tommy’s site, Stars2come.com in November of last year! Following an exchange of letters with Ash’s parents I’m happy to now introduce him here on Rivenmaster’s Place.
Ash’s story begins long before he sang his first note. Being in a hurry to come into this world 6 weeks prematurely, Ash showed that he was going to be special from the start. His mom was told that Ash would be in the neo-natal intensive care unit for about a week and would then move into the neo-natal ward, most likely being in hospital until his due date. However, by morning the doctors were stunned at his progress. He was already in the regular neo-natal ward and was doing so well they thought they may be able to move him to the ward with her. By day 3 and he was in the ward with his Mother and following sounds and people around the room. Continue reading “Ash Graham Musician, Songwriter, Performer”