VANCOUVER’S SEVENTEEN YEAR OLD RICHARD TICHELMAN WINS SINGER/SONGWRITER COMPETITION, A SCHOLARSHIP TO WATERSOUND ENTERTAINMENT IN NEW YORK & 2ND RUNNER UP IN TV REAL PEOPLE AT THE PRESTIGIOUS IMTA AWARDS IN LOS ANGELES

Vancouver’s 17 year old singer/songwriter Richard Tichelman is well known locally as a “Star in the Making” with an extensive resume of many performances and awards. Richard, under the direction of Dale Harding founder of Pizzazz International Model & Talent, has just returned from the International Model & Talent Association Awards (IMTA) that was held in Los Angeles at the beautiful Bonaventure Hotel from January 3-7, 2017. (www.IMTA.com)

Richard’s week was filled with competitions, workshops, and seminars taught by industry professionals. With passion and hard work, Richard won a Scholarship with Watersound Entertainment/New York to write and produce a new original hit song. Richard received 24 callbacks (Agent interest). Richard won the singing/songwriting competition and was invited to perform at the IMTA Awards Night Banquet & Dinner. He also placed 2nd runner up in TV Real people and Honorable mention in Runway & Fashion Print.

Richard has traveled to Quebec City and Toronto to perform at the Hard Rock Cafe and Hugh’s Room. While in Toronto, Richard recorded original songs while continuing to work on his artistic development. He also attended 10 workshops in LA with several industry producers. Richard had the honour of opening for Aaron Pritchett & Emerson Drive as well as opening the Abbotsford Air Show.

With Richard’s dedication and the wonderful support he has received from his family and community plus now catching the attention of many industry people, no doubt Richard will step into the spotlight with the promise of a very bright future.

About IMTA
The IMTA is the largest and most prestigious model/talent event that showcases models and talent from around the world who are scouted by over 300 top agents, casting directors, producers, and managers from all major markets including New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris and Tokyo. The IMTA has launched the careers of many Hollywood celebrities such as Katie Holmes, Ashton Kutcner, Eva Longoria…to name a few. (www.IMTA.com)

About Pizzazz International School of Personal Development
Established in 1979, Pizzazz International is a School of Personal Development, Modelling & Acting dedicated to the importance of Education. For the last 38 years Dale Harding. Pizzazz International has been travelling with her models and actors to the most prestigious events held in New York, Los Angeles and Paris. Many Pizzazz models have moved from modelling to become actors as well as entertainers on stage and the music industry. Pizzazz makes a strong statement that excellent training does make a difference and all models/actors should be educated about the industry when deciding to pursue it.  As Harding states, “Modeling is much more than a pretty face”

Pizzazz International is always scouting for new faces and talent to prepare for the next major event.

Pizzazz will be holding an Open House information session Sunday January 22, 2:00 -3:30 at The Pacific Inn Hotel located at 1160 King George Blvd.  Those attending can sign up for the upcoming auditions,

To schedule a personal interview with Richard, information and photos please contact:

Dale Harding
Pizzazz International
PizzazzInternational@gmail.com
604-541-3888

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