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Graduates from the Wales International Academy of Voice Release New Zealand’s Official Rugby World Cup Song

04.09.2015

Classical singing sensation, Sol3 Mio, who are graduates from The Wales International Academy of Voice (WIAV), part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, yesterday released the All Blacks’ Official Rugby World Cup Song. 

Classical singing sensation, Sol3 Mio, who are graduates from The Wales International Academy of Voice (WIAV), part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, yesterday released the All Blacks’ Official Rugby World Cup Song.

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The trio have transformed Ed Sheeran’s ‘I See Fire’ into an epic anthem for the Rugby Wold Cup that begins this month.

The group, made up of brothers Pene and Amitai Pati, who are operatic tenors, and their baritone cousin Moses Mackay, studied at WIAV after being hand-picked by Welsh Opera Star Dennis O’Neill CBE, Director of the Academy.

Their numerous awards and accolades include Pene winning the 2010 NZ Performer Of The Year; Amitai winning the 2012 Lexus Song Quest and Moses being recognized as an Emerging Artist by the Dame Malvina Major Foundation last year. 

Sol3 Mio are becoming firm favourites in the classical world and their self-titled first album went multi-platinum in New Zealand.  They’re also about to release their eagerly awaited second album much to the delight of their adoring fans.

And even though the trio are Samoan and New Zealand based, the three decided to further their training by studying at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s, Wales International Academy of Voice (WIAV).

WIAV works with a select number of singers from around the world, under the directorship of the renowned Welsh tenor Dennis O’Neill CBE. 

The Academy provides a highly specialised and unique environment for a small number of exceptional singers at the early-professional stage, selected and recruited globally, to develop and polish their talent to the highest professional standards.

The best coaches, language experts and vocal technicians are complemented by visiting eminent conductors and national and international stars from the Operatic world, with Dame Kiri te Kanawa being its honorary president.

For further information on the post-graduate courses offered by WIAV, please visit www.uwtsd.ac.uk/wiav

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