Hassan Anami was born in Tabriz ( Iran) in 1967. From his childhood, Hassan Anami felt drawn to music but had no opportunity to get professional musical education.  Aged 14, Hassan learned the Azerbaijani music by means of cassettes, and soon he felt that he was able to sing, so Hassan started, on his own, learning and performing Azerbaijani songs.  Some of Anami’s friends managed to create a small musical group which performed at houses of Azerbaijani music lovers.  In 1988-1989, the government of Iran gave its permission to opening private musical schools.  Anami attended one of these schools where he studied theory of music and solfeggio.

In 1990, Anami happened to hear a concert of the three tenors, and the classical music amazed him so greatly that he decided to sing opera arias as well.  Anami took a decision to go to Baku (Azerbaijan) and get educated there. He arrived in Baku in 1995, and joined a preparatory branch of the Baku Musical Academy, vocal class.

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Hassan Anami is a winner of many vocal competitions; The Republic Vocalists’ Competition ( 1st Prize), The 1st  Bülbül International Vocalists’ Competition (title of Best Tenor and 2nd Prize),Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow (Prize of Perspectivity).  In 2002, Anami was honored with a title “Merited Artist of the Azerbaijan Republic” and became a President’s scholarship holder.

Since 1997, he was a soloist of the Opera and Ballet Theatre in Baku. In Anami’s repertoire  there are such operas as La Traviata, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Carmen, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Aida etc.  Also, Hassan Anami was a participant of many concerts both in Azerbaijan and abroad, including Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Bolivia, Ukraine, France, Japan, Germany, and Dubai.

Other notable highlights:

  • In December 2010, he and his family immigrated to Canada.
  • In March 2011, he participated in a concert organized by Canadian Turkish Friendship Community, Mississauga , Living Art Centre.
  • In May 2011, Hassan was a member of the jury in the Final of  9th  international Turkish Olympiads in Canada.
  • In June 2011, Hassan started a new music ensemble, Breath of the Orient
  • In June 2011, Hassan and his wife (pianist), gave their first solo concert in Toronto, which took place in Trinity- St.Paul’s United Church.
  • In August 2011, Hassan participated in Niagara International Music Festival.
  • In December 2011, he gave the multicultural  concert in Montreal, which took place in Gesu, Place-des-Arts.
  • In December 2011, Hassan gave the same concert in Toronto, Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.
  • In February 2012, he participated in a concert organized by YMCA, An Evening of Music, Fundraising  Event ( volunteer).
  • In March  2012, he participated  in a concert with the Iranian National Orchestra, Toronto, Richmond Hill  Centre for the Performing Arts.

From May 2011, Hassan, in the cooperation with Shevchenko Musical Ensemble, has been participating in several concerts which took places in Columbus Centre, Glenn Gould Studio, Isabel Bader Theatre.