Howard Haskin
biography

Widely acknowledged as one of the finest dramatic tenors of his generation, Howard Haskin launched his career in Europe, where critics have praised his “strong, true tenor voice” as well as his “prodigious flair” as a singer and actor.

A Grammy nominee and the winner of several prestigious international vocal competitions, Howard Haskin, who had already achieved renown in his native Kansas City as a piano prodigy at the age of three and as a church choir director in his adolescence, pursued his formal musical training at Wichita State University and then at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he was a student of Margaret Harshaw. Very soon thereafter, Howard Haskin was selected for a European tour of Porgy and Bess with the Houston Grand Opera, which led to an invitation to join the Zurich Opera Studio as well as a fortuitous encounter with the voice teacher Marie-Henriette Dejean, who quickly became his mentor and has remained the guiding artistic influence throughout the development of his career.

While maintaining his singing career, Howard Haskin has himself become a teacher and mentor for young singers. Having worked sometimes in tandem with Mme Dejean, but most often independently, he is giving his charges the necessary tools towards furthering their careers.

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