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1. Information on my background and experience
4. Guest Book
After graduating from Melbourne University, I studied for my Master1s Degree with Professor David Galliver, at the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide. I won numerous competitions in Australia, including the prestigious Quest, run by the A.B.C. and adjudicated by Dame Joan Hammond. I continued my studies in London with Erich Vietheer, Paul Hamburger and Mary Thomas. I also worked with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Lucie ManÚn, Gerhardt Huesch and Geoffrey Parsons.
For over ten years, I sang professionally in Europe, and gave recitals in Switzerland, Spain, France, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. I have participated in the Edinburgh and Adelaide Festivals, and have performed the role of Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw) at the Aldeburgh Festival. During this production, I was fortunate to work with Sir Peter Pears. My professional operatic repertoire includes Miss Jessel, The Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Leonora (Fidelio), Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Magda (The Consul), a role that she I have studied in depth with the composer, Gian Carlo Menotti.
Since returning to Australia in 1992, I have sung many oratorios, including Carmina Burana, (with the Canberra Choral Society), Brahms1 German Requiem, and Rossini1s Petite Messe Solenelle. I have become well known as a recitalist and chamber music performer, and have recently performed with David Pereira, Max McBride, John Luxton, Christopher Lyndon Gee, Virginia Taylor and Ronald Woodcock. I have a great love for German Lieder, and I record regularly for the A.B.C.. I have recently settled in Sydney, and teach singing technique and interpretation. In addition, I adjudicate singing competitions and occasionally teach the Melbourne Male Voice Welsh Choir. I now teach singing and are available for lessons, if you would like to be taught please fill out my guest book below.
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