I am so proud of all my students, these are just a few who are out their living their dreams.
Gabriella Cilmi started with Cosimo when she was 12. She had been to another school from an early age but came to me to perfect her technique to be good enough to get a signed contract. In 2008, Cilmi was awarded six ARIA Music Awards, including Single of the Year and Best Female Artist. She is currently living in the UK and has achieved success as a performing artist in Europe.
Steven Rossitto is an incredible Jazz singer. He started with Cosimo when he was 11 and by the age of 16 he was signed to EMI. Cosimo believes it is essential to nurture the voice from boyhood through puberty to manhood and Steven is proof of this.
May Johnston (Mayvis) is an iconic singer. To see her perform her Jazz, R&B, Soul and Funk is inspiring and unforgettable. She is the lead singer of Deep Street Soul, Mayvis and Ricochet Jazz Duo/Quartet. – Songs have been played by Triple J, ABC, Triple K, PBS and BBC.
Nilusha Baeder has been a student for over 15 years. She teaches singing in the Jazz Department at Melbourne University and is a Jazz singer who is always working because she is damn good. Just look her up … in May 2015 she is touring Cuba, performing at the Cubadisco annual festival. she is nominated for a Cubadisco Award in the ‘Premio Internacional’ category. She is also singing at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival as Opening Act for Richard Bona (USA). In June 2015 she will be at Melbourne Recital Centre. Performing ‘Things She said’ Concept, Direction and Music by Nilusha Dassenaike.
Nilusha is the girl that gets the gig to sing Advance Austraia Fair at the Boxing Day test.
Vic Stone (Murdaca) In 2013 Vic went to New York to test his talent and has been working as a performing artist and writing his own material. In May 2015 Vic premiers his debut single “Misery” from his upcoming LP One Eleven. He returns to Melbourne a few times a year and always has lessons when he comes home.
Joseph Naim is currently singing with The Ten Tenors, he is ninth Tenor for 2015. Joe joined TTT at the start of 2014 and is pumped to be heading off on his first European tour in a few weeks. Joe has a cracking voice with a personality to match – his music theatre training is an awesome bonus to their Broadway show! You can follow Joseph here: @josephnaimau #thetentenors #TTT2015 #josephnaim
Shanul Sharma has been spotted by Opera Australia. He has just finished his full time chorus in Verdi’s Aida which starred Daria Massiero as Aida. In 2014 he sang the Titular role in Lyric Opera of Melbourne’s production of Werther by Massenet.