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ALISHA REDMOND – composer and pianist

Alisha Redmond is a swiftly emerging composer known for producing expressive, ethereal works that are largely influenced by her background in classical piano. Having composed scores for theatre and film, Alisha is passionate about working in close collaboration with directors and writers to help shape their ideas.

 

In 2015, Alisha received the JMC Academy Martini Award for Best Musical Score for Knights of the Old Republic: Rescue Mission, a short film that was selected for the Berlin Sci-Fi Film Festival in 2018. Alisha has also accrued extensive contemporary and jazz vocal training. She provided vocals and wrote the score for the short film So Your Kid’s A Homo in 2016, selected for the Queen City Film Festival in Cumberland, USA. Alisha has managed to achieve this level of professionalism and diversity in her musical practice despite the difficulties she experiences associated with Meniere's disease, particularly tinnitus and partial deafness.

 

Alisha’s music has been used in Melbourne and internationally for various promotional videos of independent theatre productions.  

 

Currently, Alisha is exploring her compositional voice through a body of work inspired by the lush bushland surrounding her home in Seaview, Victoria. Completing a double Bachelor in Music (Classical Piano) and Performing Arts (Drama) at Monash University in 2012, Alisha currently teaches Drama, Composition and Piano both privately and at St. Paul’s Anglican Grammar School of Warragul, Victoria.

Alisha Redmond sitting at a piano
Piera Dennerstein in a green gown

PIERA DENNERSTEIN - soprano

 

As the live-performance scene in Australia reawakens, Piera has joined the roster of Artist Bookings Agency, become a member of the Victorian Opera Chorus and performed in recital for Australia’s premiere Art Song institution, Art Song Canberra. She has also joined the legendary Finucane & Smith in their triumphant return to the stage at Luna Park, Melbourne and formalised her cross-over status with Jazz and Blues solo shows as part of Midsumma Festival and at the prestigious Clocktower Centre.

 

2020 began with Piera securing a place on 3MBS Radio’s The Talent programme. She also performed for the second time at the Melbourne Recital Centre for the 3MBS Marathon. Throughout the lockdown, Piera performed regularly in online salons for Finucane & Smith, including in a lineup featuring Australian living legend Paul Kelly.

 

In 2019 Piera performed her first leading role in a grand opera: Adina in GBD Productions’ tour of L’elisir d’amore by Donizetti. The second half of the year was spent engaged with the legendary Finucane & Smith as a guest artist in international performances of The Rapture and The Rapture Chapter II. She continues to perform regularly at corporate events, particularly for Vavachi Productions and Entertainment International.

 

GRAZIA MARIN – lyricist and artist

Grazia Marin was born in Italy and came to Australia as a post-war refugee. She has had a long career in the arts and creative industries. She is a visual artist, art tutor, creative writer and producer. Her qualifications include visual art, education, workplace training and assessment and psychology. She was a founding committee member of the Western Region Arts Network (WRAN). Currently she is a member of the Contemporary Art Society and the Pyrenees Arts Council. She is the art program co-ordinator at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and previously volunteered at Seventh Gallery, Fitzroy.

 

Grazia’s artistic practice is influenced by her social consciousness. The subject matter she addresses includes anti-war, anti-fascist ideas and the experiences of women.  She uses a variety of mediums and styles. Her creative writing consists of fiction for adults and children, poems and songs. Her technical published works are in the areas of psychology and health and she has had poems published in an online literary magazine. Regermination represents the broadening of Grazia's practice to incorporate verbalisation of the visual in her written portrayal of our beautiful country.

Grazia Marin in her studio with a notebook and pen