Audience favourites, award winners, globetrotters …vocal artists, entertainers or just plain old singers? Somehow all of these are fitting! But how best to describe Vocaldente? The press is unanimous: Vocaldente's singing technique is professional, their verve is phenomenal, and they're sparkling with imagination. Critics say they offer a high level in singing performance, with their funny spoken interludes and imaginative, passionate choreography − and that they're known for the professionalism in their performance: Onstage they're fitting and harmonic, witty and fresh, charming and professional… simply harmonic, funny and good with a refreshing naturalness.
But Vocaldente have also impressed on the international stage, convincing jurors from all areas of vocal and a cappella music, from classical style to voice pop, such as John Potter (former The Hilliard Ensemble member), Ward Swingle (founder of The Swingle Singers) and Anders Jalkéus (The Real Group). The quintet have prevailed at the biggest and most significant national and international vocal and a cappella competitions in Asia, Europe and the United States.
Vocaldente won first prize at the International Contemporary A Cappella Competition 2008 in Taipei (Taiwan), the Tampereen Sävel 2007 in Tampere (Finland) and the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival 2008 in San Francisco (USA).
By winning the world-renowned US contest, vocaldente can call themselves the National Champions of the world's biggest a cappella competition, becoming the first foreign speaking, and only the second ever non-American winners. And they've also been successful at competitions in their home country and the German speaking area, at the 2007 Jugend Kulturell Förderpreis of the HypoVereinsbank in Germany as well as the International A Cappella Competition vokal.total in Graz (Austria). Wherever they competed, they won special awards for best and most popular group; just recently, they were honoured with the First Prize of the Jury and the Special Award for Best Choreography and Stage Presence in Taiwan.
Unlike other a cappella groups, Vocaldente don't rely on technical devices, amplifiers and special effects. Their passion is an art almost lost in the entire vocal scene: performing a cappella without microphones, conveying the feeling and verve of 80 years of musical entertainment in its most authentic way – purely acoustic, taking a cappella back to its proper roots. However, their repertoire is equally contemporary, as well as covering pop and rock music from the past eight decades: Taking their audience on a captivating journey from the Roaring Twenties to the latest pop hits, vocaldente create a completely unique new form of a cappella that's directly connecting with the audience, touching them deeply and delighting them utterly.
This is Vocaldente – this is a cappella art.