“Some youngsters are born with talent, and just simply destined for greatness!” Rivenmaster
Since Henno William received the first ever ‘Got-Talent’ golden buzzer in South Africa a year ago, his life has been a rollercoaster ride of lights, cameras, and action! The 13-year-old singer, songwriter and pianist, has recently been signed by NYC-based music executive, Kevin Liles, and together with his management and PR teams, Henno has been preparing to launch his music career in the USA and internationally.
“2016 was great, but 2017 is going to be even better!” Henno has two new singles and a music video ready for release early in the year. “One of the songs was produced by Adam Watts and Gannin Arnold from Broken City Studios in LA. They also produced songs for artists like Demi Levato, Miley Cyrus, and Kelly Clarkson. That is pretty major and the song is going to be such a huge hit – I just know it!” Henno also has a number of concerts planned for the year, and will record some more songs for his very first EP album he hopes to release by the end of the year.
“And in between all of this, I still have to do my school work.” Henno currently home-schools on a US-based curriculum as he and his family are preparing to relocate to the USA. “I miss going to a normal school where I have friends, but when we’re in the States I will definitely go back into a normal school. I love to hang with friends, and just to do normal stuff teens do.”
Each year working directly with Producer/Director Rick Stevenson, Rivenmaster recommends up to three young artists to attend “Prodigy Camp” which is held just outside Seattle, WA. It is with great pleasure that we can announce that this July Henno will be one of 10 young musicians from across the world to participate in this very prestigious Camp for young musicians. “It’s such a huge honor. I’m really looking forward to this! Being in Africa, and being a teenager, I don’t always get the opportunity to really workshop with other musicians. This is going to be epic!”
Henno’s success didn’t just fall from the sky – A lot of time and hard work went into honing his talent. He has taken piano lessons from a young age, and started with formal vocal training at the age of 10. Henno participated in various national talent contests in South Africa and in 2014 he was awarded the Junior Vocal Winner of the South African Talent Championships. In 2015 he was the overall junior winner of Talent Africa, and was the National Eisteddfod Academy’s silver medalist in its Performer of the Year 2015 contest. “All of this helped me to grow my talent, and helped me develop my stage and performance skills.”
When Henno is not on stage behind the piano, singing in studio, or doing media interviews, he loves to shoot hoops, or play soccer with his friends. He loves to play X-box games, and just to hang out at the mall. He also loves the outdoors, and when he and his family have a get-away-chance, they love going on Safari in some of the reserves close to their home in Pretoria.
Over the past seven years this site has introduced some of the best young artist from around the world who have ever taken the stage! It does not take much of a prediction regarding Henno William. This young man has everything it takes to become a real star!
All I can say is, “Fasten your seatbelts. 2017 is going to be one awesome ride for Henno William!”
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