Posts tagged Critically acclaimed
A conversation with Karin Schaupp, award-winning classical guitarist and the actor who inspired David Williamson to write a play just for her

Karin Schaupp is an award-winning, highly and widely acclaimed classical guitar player. Winning hearts and awards, inspiring composers to write for her, collaborating with orchestras, ensembles, soloists, and expanding her musical horizons is par for the course for Karin who was trained by her mother since she was a small girl. Born in Germany, Karin moved to Queensland at just eight years old, and went on to study music at the University of Queensland, leaving with First Class Honours, a Masters degree and University Gold Medal. And since then the performances, awards and achievements have kept coming. Karin has performed all over the world for millions taking to the stage and screen to dazzle audiences with her musicianship and touch.  Karin kindly took the time to talk to Music Love about being taught by her mother, collaborating with Katie, and how very special it was to perform in Lottes Gift, the story of her grandmother's life.

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Frances Madden is Australia's rising jazz star and one classy, classy lady

Frances Madden has been blessed beyond measure with talent, elegance, class and her gorgeous voice. Indeed her cup runneth over. Frances was the recipient of the 2016 102.5 Fine Music FM Stefan Kruger award late last year, has opened for Dionne Warwick, regularly sells out jazz clubs around the country and has been compared to Diana Krall and Norah Jones. Praise follows her everywhere she goes. Frances kindly took the time to talk to Music Love all about her music, being compared to the greats, and the time when she was starting out singing in a hotel lobby and encountered the co-owner of Sydney's jazz club The Basement. Which she now sells out. 

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