Born in Singapore, Mats has been singing since he was a toddler, mostly in the shower. He was part of the choir/school musicals at the Singapore American School until 10th grade. Mats completed summer opera program with Boston University's Tanglewood Institute. He was part of the Youth Choir and performed with John Williams and the Boston Pops during Film Night. Mats will be studying summer opera in Florence Italy with Bel Canto Institute in 2015. He was 1 of 9 high school students selected globally.