Wathiq Hoosain, Jazz Piano

Wathiq Hoosain was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1991. He began singing at age 12 and thereafter soon developed a penchant for piano playing. He has studied both Jazz vocals and piano at the University of Cape Town under the tutelage of Amanda Tiffin and Jason Reolon respectively. He is currently a student at the Norwegian Academy of Music under the tutelage of Elin Rosseland. Wathiq has sung throughout South Africa and abroad, and performed at festivals including the Cape Town International, Joy of Jazz, National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and even South African Idols, to name a few. He has conducted and arranged music for choirs in South Africa and currently conducts the South African choir in Oslo