Even if it's raining outside, Amahl knows how to make a photoshoot fun! Here's a little bit about the accomplished cellist:
With tastes ranging from baroque music to death metal, Toronto-based cellist Amahl is known for his musical versatility and ability to adapt to many different genres. Feeling at home in studios, small clubs and large concert-halls, Amahl hopes to convey that musical expression is beyond genres and labels. Amahl performs with ensembles such as Soundstreams, New Music Concerts, Tapestry Opera, FAWN Chamber Creative, Caution-Tape Sound Collective, Thin-Edge New Music Collective (TENMC), Music in the Barns and Esprit Orchestra, as well as regular appearances at the 21C Music Festival. He has toured the US with Matt Haimovitz’s all-cello ensemble, Uccello and been a featured artist at the Salzburg Chamber Music Festival, Ottawa Chamberfest and Sweetwater Music Festival. He was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Eckhardt-Gramatte National Music Competition, and performed Barber’s Cello Concerto with the McGill Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2014. Mr. Arulanandam is a co-founder VC2 Cello Duo alongside friend and colleague, Bryan Holt, which just completed a tour of the Atlantic provinces under the banner of Debut Atlantic.