Praised for his musicality and effortless ability to connect with his audiences, Edward Kuntchef has performed in Italy, Bulgaria, Austria, and the U.S.
After more than 15 years of performing experience, Edward most recently released his first album, "Canzone," which features some of his favorite Italian love songs.
Previously, Edward was selected to attend the exclusive 2007 Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy. In 2005, he created the role of Chang Chung in the world premier of "Genghis Khan" in Austin, Texas. His performance garnered rave reviews, and is available on CD through Salvage Vanguard Theater archives. In 2004, Edward was a Finalist in the "Young Artist Vocal Competition of El Paso, and he also received first place in the Houston NATS Adult Division.
Edward was born in Toronto, Canada to Bulgarian parents who immigrated in the early 60s to escape communist corruption. He started singing at age 5, with his father providing his earliest training. After graduating with a B.A. in Music in 2002, Edward joined the International Opera Studio of Dallas, where he studied under Sheila Jones Harms. His other teachers include Ron Montgomery, Dr. Walter Foster, and Miriam Arman, acclaimed author of "The Voice."
He currently resides in Dallas, TX where he teaches students of all ages the "Bel Canto" method of singing, which frees the natural voice and encompasses all genres of music.