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With interests from baroque to metal, Toronto cellist Amahl Arulanandam is known for his musical versatility and ability to adapt to many genres. At home in studios, clubs, and halls, Amahl hopes to convey that musical expression is beyond labels.
Passionate about the music of our time, Amahl has performed with ensembles such as Soundstreams, New Music Concerts, Caution Tape Sound Collective, Thin Edge New Music Collective, Music in the Barns and Esprit Orchestra and with pianist Petya Stavreva, headlined QSCM's Between Friends Series, 2019. He has had the opportunity to work with leading composers such as Salvatore Sciarrino, Ana Sokolovic, Luna Pearl Woolf, and Brian Current. As part of Vc2 Cello Duo ensemble with performance partner, Bryan Holt, Amahl has presented boundary pushing music as well as unknown gems and classical masterworks in venues ranging from intimate cabarets to Roy Thomson Hall.
Amahl has wholly embraced the bizarre sounds the cello has to offer and takes special pleasure in playing on areas of the instrument other than the strings.