Describe Vincenzo Thoma in just a few words? Impossible!
Composer, lyricist, musician, arranger, singer and teacher. Vincenzo was born in Rome, Italy. A self-taught musician, he plays piano and guitar and speaks Italian, French, English and Spanish fluently.
He studied law at the Sapienza Università di Roma and holds an MA in Italian literature from McGill University in Montreal. Vincenzo Thoma began his career in Italy as a backup singer, notably for Richard Cocciante.
He was the lead vocalist on the soundtrack to the film I Misteri Della Giungla Nera, composed by Pino Donaggio. He also sang as part of the Love is the Answer project, a benefit for AIDS victims, alongside Gino Vanelli, Randy Crawford, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Raina Kabaiwanska and Billy Preston.
Vincenzo performs as a solo vocalist on the very popular musical program Fantastico, broadcast on the national RAI network in Italy and watched by 12 million viewers every Saturday evening, where he performs major international and Italian hits.
Walt Disney Productions chose him as the singing voice of Aladin in the Italian version of the film Aladin.
As a solo vocalist in musical Beati Voi, he toured throughout Italy and enjoyed a run of over four months in the famed Teatro Sistina.
Acclaimed by the public at large, his performance at the Sanremo Music Festival was also unanimously hailed by critics.
In 1994, charmed by the multiethnic character of Montreal, Vincenzo decided to move to the city to pursue his career, both as a singer and songwriter. Subsequently, many well-established performers called upon his talents, including Lara Fabian, Roch Voisine, Marie-Élaine Thibert, Mia Martini, Filippa Giordano, with the song "Un giorno in più", which took second place at the Sanremo Music Festival, Gigi Finizio, Roch Voisine, Dan Bigras, Patrick Fiori, Chimène Badi, Ima, Bruno Pelletier and Tocadéo. In 2008, the first single from the Marie-Pier Perrault album J’oublierai, written by Vincenzo Thoma, zoomed to #1 on the Top 25 Francophone Adult Pop chart, and to #5 in the general pop chart.As a singer,
Vincenzo performed as the opening act on Isabelle Boulay’s concert tour in 2000 and 2001.
In June 2015, Vincenzo launched his first French album titled "De Rome à Montréal"