Classical Ensembles

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ARIA-winning brothers, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan have played with orchestras and with Festivals around the world. Baroque, classical – even the Beatles – can be featured! Areas of speciality include Classical Ensembles. Slava and Leonard have been performing professionally as a duo for about twelve years. Although they have performed much of the standard guitar repertoire for two guitars, they are committed to expanding the classical guitar repertoire through new arrangements, collaborations with contemporary composers, and their own compositions. In 2006 they made their debut at the Wigmore Hall in London. They have performed together in many countries, including Russia, Austria, France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Estonia, and the US. They regularly tour Australia as a duo, performing with orchestras and at music festivals.

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Australian tenor and composer David Hobson is one of Australia's best known operatic and classical recording artists. He has sung many roles for Opera Australia and both state and international opera companies, including his award-winning performances of Rodolfo (La Boheme) and the title role in Orphee. Areas of speciality include Classical Ensembles. Other roles include Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte), Count Almaviva (The Barber of Saville), Nadir (Pearl Fishers), Lindoro (L’Italiana in Algeri), Frederic (The Pirates of Penzance), The Architect in the world premiere of The Eighth Wonder, Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), the title role in Candide, Danilo (The Merry Widow) and Aristaeus/ Pluto (Orpheus in the Underworld).
  • The Dame Joan Sutherland Scholarship 1998
  • Mo Awards 1994: Operatic Performer of the Year
  • ARIA Music Awards 1998: Best Music Video - Now Until the Break of Day
  • Musica Viva Australia
  • Opera Australia

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Marina Prior is regarded as Australia's leading lady of musical theatre. She is best known for her lead role in The Phantom of the Opera which she played for over three years. She has also performed with international stars including Richard Harris and José Carreras. Areas of speciality include Classical Ensembles. Marina has played the lead role in productions including The Pirates of Penzance, Cats, Les Miserables, Die Fledermaus, Anything Goes, West Side Story, The Secret Garden, Showboat, The Merry Widow, The Witches of Eastwick, Noises Off, Harp on the Willow, Annie Get Your Gun, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Hypocrite, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Guys & Dolls, Mary Poppins and Promises Promises.
  • Advance Australia Award 1993MO Award 1991
  • MO Award 1995
  • The Phantom of the Opera (Australian Musical Theatre)
  • Samaritan's Purse
  • Mary Poppins (Australian Musical Theatre)
  • Les Misérables (Australian Musical Theatre)
  • West Side Story (Australian Musical Theatre)
  • The Merry Widow (Australian Musical Theatre)
  • Guys and Dolls (Australian Musical Theatre)
  • Annie Get Your Gun (Australian Musical Theatre)
  • Seven Network

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While his music has been described as mesmerising and magical, Patrick truly makes the violin sing. People the world over have compared Patrick to Andre Rieu and established him as Australia’s answer to Andre Rieu. Areas of speciality include Classical Ensembles. Patrick Roberts has been entertaining audiences for over 15 years. As a classically trained violinist he has transformed some of the much-loved classics into contemporary masterpieces. His shows capture and mesmerise audiences far and wide, bringing people to love his lyrical approach to popular music.

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Already a respected and sought-after career musician, Sally Cooper is a shining star in her own right. Areas of speciality include Classical Ensembles. For as long as she can remember, violin has always been part of this Melbournian’s life. Somewhat of a child prodigy, the instrument has seen her develop from the school concert hall to the stage, to orchestras, and to national television.

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Two gorgeous sexy divas, fabulous frocks and one of the most original acts in the corporate market – Yummy Opera is the perfect feature act for your event. Areas of speciality include Classical Ensembles. A wonderful blend of glamour, stunning voices and an hilarious show that is unmatched in the corporate arena. Yummy Opera will entertain and seduce you and your clients from cocktails to the main event… visually and musically stunning, Yummy Opera is the perfect choice for your formal event, conference or corporate gathering. There are a selection of shows from which to choose, all adaptable to suit your requirements.

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This professional quartet provides exquisite music for special events. One of Melbourne’s leading classical ensembles, Strings Unlimited have performed in all major venues in Australia, and South East Asia and many European centres. Areas of speciality include Classical Ensembles. With their wide ranging repertoire of classical, jazz, gypsy and world music, Strings Unlimited can give any wedding or corporate function a touch of class. Also available as a trio and quintet.

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The girls of Ginger & Tonic have been thrilling audiences with their impeccable sound, tight choreography and wicked humour! Areas of speciality include Classical Ensembles. Ginger and Tonic is an all-female a cappella group specialising in fun and original arrangements of well-known pop songs. Emma, Jane, Carena and Sheona give everyone from Beyonce to Dolly Parton the G&T treatment, with percussion, melody and harmonies all delivered with the vocal chords. Their repertoire is varied and has something for everyone, from classic pop hits right through to today’s chart toppers.

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Singaporean born, our Chinese Harpist is a brilliant artiste, starting to learn the gu-zheng when she was only six. Areas of speciality include Classical Ensembles. After the many years of learning, she began teaching the Chinese Harp in 2004, and began improvising and creating music with other musicians from various cultures. She has also been conducting workshops in schools and at Universities, with the latest collaborations with The Confucius Institute at University of Adelaide.

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Star of OperatunityOz and Spicks & Specks, Antoinette Halloran is one of Australia's most accomplished and best-loved sopranos. She performs regularly with all the major Australasian opera companies and symphony orchestras and appears frequently on national television and radio. Areas of speciality include Classical Ensembles. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and recipient of an Honours Degree in Music from the University of Melbourne, Antoinette has appeared in many productions ranging from opera to musical theatre and cabaret.