Dr Derek Anthony
Asia’s leading operatic bass and vocal coach for the past 25 years, has performed over 60 major roles on stage in Europe, America, and Asia. He has also appeared on Canadian French, Norwegian and Chinese and American television programs, including CNN, both as a soloist and as an expert on vocal performance issues.
During his career, he was the first prize winner of 5 vocal competitions, including The Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions, The Carmel Grand Prize, and Finalist in Concurso Internacional de Canto in Rio de Janeiro.
He has performed with a number of performers from film, television, and the world’s major opera houses, such as Maria Ewing, Giacomo Aragall, Helga Dernesch, Dame Josephine Barstow, Victor Borge, Doc Severinsen, and John Raitt.
A distinguished graduate of the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, he also holds a Doctorate Degree from The Peabody Institute.
Since 2000 Dr. Anthony is the Director of The Music & Drama Institute. Previously senior lecturer of The HK Academy for Performing Arts, Vocal Instructor at The Peabody Institute, Director of Vocal Studies & Professor of Music at Wayne State University, Stage Director at Michigan Opera Theatre and in Santa Barbara, and as Soloist at Theater Oberhausen, Germany. In addition to his performance career, he has taught over 1000 individuals from over 40 countries around the world.