|Year of Birth:||1967|
After his university studies for literature and psychology in Tirana, Agim Hushi was noted for his tenor voice. He studied at the Albanian Academy of Arts in Tirana from which he graduated in 1991.
From 1991-1992 he was principal tenor with the Albanian State Opera, where he performed in Tosca, Cavalleria Rusticana and Il Trovatore. From 1992-1995 he continued his postgraduate studies at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest where, in parallel with vocal studies, he specialized in pedagogy of singing.
In 1995 he was appointed principal tenor at the Hungarian State Opera where he performed major roles ranging in operas including Manon Lescout, Turandot, Il Tabarro, Il Lombardi and Purgacov.
In 1997, he moved to Australia after having been invited to perform the role of Des Grieux in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, for the South Australian State Opera in Adelaide under the baton of maestro Richard Bonynge who was noted as saying: "In my entire experience working with Agim Hushi has been a wonderful discovery. Agim Hushi and Laura Niculescu are the best cast in the world today".
He then sang in the same opera for Opera Australia. Some critics compared him to the legendary tenor Beniamino Gigli.