…an enigmatic and gifted songwriter and performer. A young Barbara Streisand who writes gorgeous songs.”

— Fred Mollin, Producer


Described as “absolutely brilliant” by BBC Radio, singer-songwriter Annie Bonsignore is a multi award-winning, genuine triple threat.  This singer, songwriter, and pianist recently completed her third studio album, “Durban Girl”,with famed producer Fred Mollin (Billy Joel, BB King) in Nashville, released April 2018. 

The South African native was born to a large musical family of 7 children, and has been composing music since 8 and singing professionally by 10. She’s since had a broad career performing and song-writing both here and internationally. Bonsignore has released two critically praised (BBC and CBC) self-produced albums of original works: Shades of Red (2014),  and Be Careful What You Wish For(2016). 

Bonsignore’s many accolades include: Toronto Independent Music Award(Finalist, 2017), a Newmarket Jazz Festival Fan Choice Award (Winner, 2017), The Hogtown Hang Fan Choice Award (Winner, 2015), Q107’s Vocal Contest Winner, Coca-Cola Pop Stars (Finalist), as well as South African Idol (Finalist). She’s also been featured regularly on BBC Radio, CBC Radio including guest interviews on Fresh Air & Big City Small World, The Drew Marshall Show, Snap’d Magazine, BID Magazine, allnaturalmusic.com, and more. Since moving to Toronto in her 2001, she’s been a regular part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Oakville Jazz Festival, Newmarket Jazz Festival, Royal Botanical Gardens Summer Concert Series, and the International Beaches Jazz Festival. 

Annie has also been teaching singing lessons for over 20 years and continues to maintain a private studio. She’s a member of ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), Socan (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada), NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International), and currently resides in Toronto Canada.  She is also a Godin Guitar artist.

Singing Lessons with Annie

I maintain a private teaching studio in the west end of Toronto, and am currently accepting new students. Find out more about the lessons here.

Annie Bonsignore outside of The Sound Emporium, Nashville TN

Annie's Musicians

I'm blessed to work with some of Canada's finest musicians. Read up on who I work with and why.