Ega O. Azarya’s interest in classical music begun during his early piano lesson under the tutorial of Ms. Romey Mandala. This led him to his passion on classical choral music during his time as a member of world renowned Parahyangan Catholic University Choir in Bandung. With the choir, under the direction of Paulus H. Yoedianto͵ Ivan Yohan͵ and Avip Priatna͵ he had the opportunity to pursue more experience in choral singing through the participation in numerous international choir competitions.
Ega’s most notable personal achievement was in year 2007 when he was selected to sing with the Asian Youth Choir under the direction of Chifuru Matsubara, a choir having the most talented singers from all over Asia as the members. In 2012, he joined forces with ReChords Vocal Ensemble which successfully won the 2nd Overall Prize in one of Asia’s most prestigious choral competition, the Takarazuka International Chamber Chorus Contest in Japan.
As a classical vocalist, Ega learned vocal technique from Ivan Yohan͵ Dody Soetanto͵ Dorcas Soenaryo͵ and currently he is pursuing the lesson from Joseph Kristanto Pantioso. He is also taking choral and orchestral conducting lesson from Budi Utomo Prabowo.
Despite his bachelor degree in architecture, Ega’s extensive involvement in a wide range of choral music activities has made him recognized as one of Indonesian most talented young conductors. He is engaged now as vocal trainer at Musicasa Jakarta͵ choral clinician͵ conductor and choral coach of various choirs in Bandung, besides his commitment to remain actively involved with the Parahyangan Catholic University Choir, where he is now acting as a member of its Artistic Team. In 2013, Ega successfully conducted the Tarumanagara University Choir to win Gold Medal at the 2nd Bali International Choral Championship.
Since 2012, Ega has also been sharing his talent with The Archipelago Singers as its Conductor and Music Director. Under his conductorship, The Archipelago Singers has succeeded to win the 1st Prize of Mixed Choir Category at the International May Choir Competition Prof. Georgi Dimitrov in Varna, Bulgaria (2016), the 1st Prize of Chamber Choir Category at the Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival in Manila, Philippines (2015), the 1st Prize for Mixed Choir Category (awarded with "Generalitat de Catalunya" Award) at the 32nd Cantonigros International Music Festival in Vic, Spain, and 1st Prize for Polyphony Category (earning the "Costa Blanca" Award) and Best Interpretation for Popular Habaneras (earning the "Fransico Vallejos" Special Award) at the 60th International Choir Competition for Habaneras and Polyphony of Torrevieja, Spain (both in 2014).