Sid Chand

Shiddharth (Sid) Chand (tenor) is a New Zealand-born, Fijian-Indian tenor. Having recently completed his Bachelor of Music in Classic Performance at Auckland University under the tutelage of Dr. Te Oti Rakena, Shiddharth is now pursuing a Masters of Music.

Shiddharth has recently been selected as a semi-finalist in the prestigious 2022 Lexus Song Quest. In 2018 and 2019 Shiddharth was the runner-up in the U21 section of the New Zealand Aria competition in Rotorua and awarded third place in the Graham Allen Music Theatre competition at the University of Auckland.

An alumnus of the New Zealand Opera School, Shiddharth is also in high demand as a soloist. Notable performances include Handel’s Messiah with Pakuranga Choral Society and Harbour Voices in 2021, and tenor soloist in Bach by Candlelight for the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts in 2022