Styles Classical / Spanish
Counties Bedfordshire • Cambridgeshire • Greater London • Hertfordshire • Northamptonshire
This act is available for concert bookings only.
This Classical Guitarist is one of Australia's hottest music talents. At the age of 24, she has already toured Australia, Southeast Asia and the UK with such legendary artists as José Carreras and Tommy Emmanuel. Her debut CD "Rouge Guitar" has confirmed her place as an artistic tour de force, with Australian critics hailing her as "a fiery combination of virtuosic skill and originality". Most recently, she was honoured as "West Australian Citizen of the Year 2004".
In 2006 sounds of her stunning debut album Rouge Guitar were aired on UK's Classic FM for the first time and Australia's ABC Classic FM Radio broadcast a full hour's concert and interview with her. Her works have received regular airplay since. As part of her UK tour 2005 she was interviewed on UK's BBC Scotland and BBC Belfast, which included live broadcasts of her works.
She entered the music school aged seven. She covered the first year's work within three months and soon the hard work began to pay off. At age 17, she graduated as the highest ranking guitar student in Western Australia. Four years later she also received her first class honours in Music. In tandem with all the hard academic work she put in, she fuelled her passion for music with continual performances, which took her to exotic, tropical Darwin, the mystifying Angkor Wat and saw her spend a bohemian winter in Prague.
Her mix of stage presence, ability to hold an audience and good looks attracted numerous sponsors willing to align their business with a quality act. Offers of a lucrative modeling career naturally followed, however she's passion for guitar kept her focused on music.
Currently based in London, she is preparing for the release of her second album, Desert Rain. The disc is due for release later this year and features all of her own compositions and a variety of styles.
In Focus and Promotion:
1. Debut CD release, "Rouge Guitar" features her solo, orchestral and duet favourites.
2. Short documentary, "In Conversation and on Stage," available on DVD.
The documentary follows her:
" Turbulent escape from the civil war in Bosnia
" Excerpts from interviews with publicists and supporters
" Demonstrates her musical style
2005 Darwin International Guitar Festival, Ullapool Guitar Festival, Kirkmichael Guitar Festival, Ards Guitar Festival performances.
2005 Special guest of Tommy Emmanuel, Australia's premier guitarist, at his festival in Windsor, UK.
2004 Recipient of WA Citizen of the Year Award 2004, honouring her outstanding contribution to the arts and culture of Australia.
2003 Invited to perform at "An Unforgettable Evening" " José Carreras in Concert, as guest soloist in Perth, WA.
2003 Graduated with First Class Honours (UWA) completing music studies under the renowned guitar teacher John Casey and Czech guitar virtuoso Stepan Rak in Prague.
2002 Accompanied the celebrated tenor, José Carreras in Singapore and Angkor Wat, and was a feature soloist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
2005 Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez, Australia.
2004/3 Giuliani Guitar Concerto in A Major, Australia.
1997/9 Vivaldi Concerto in D Major, Australia.
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