Posts tagged Iluka
Sydney babes, get thee to Newtown for the Women In Music Empowerment Day. Music, markets, panel discussion and more

Sydney, this weekend, get ready for the Women In Music Empowerment Day.

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Updated: Interview with Vivid Ideas performer ILUKA: The moment I cease to travel is when I have lost my sense of curiosity and wonder for the world

Today, we wanted to re-run our interview with retro singer/songwriter Iluka who will be flying in between her support slot for Killing Heidi just to sing for us at Vivid Ideas! We look forward to hosting you at our first event Pathway to Platform. In the meantime, enjoy this interview from February this year. 

Nikki Thorburn's voice was made to tell stories. The Sydney-based artist - strike that, Sydney-based-"ish" more on that later - is better known under her musical moniker ILUKA whose voice consistently compels you to listen. Now, she has released two new singles from her upcoming EP Blue My Soul which is due out 17 February, and they are bangers. If these two songs, Blue My Soul and Blue Jean Baby, are anything to go by, the rest of the album will continue to cement her place as an Australian artist we should all be proud of. ILUKA took the time to chat with Music Love all about her new album and tour, being a spiritual person and how she will never cease to travel the world.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Pedestrian TV, Buro 24/7, Collective Hub and Vice say Pathway To Platform is a key event at Vivid Ideas this year. Hear from women working in the Australian music industry

At Music Love, we endeavour to place a big bright spotlight on women from all over the music industry in Australia. Actually, over the past six months since our launch on 2 November, we have profiled just over 100 women in music. And it would seem, that our audience and those beyond, cannot get enough. So we decided it was time to hold an event where we can all come together in the same room and hear from women who have incredible careers and stories. It is with this in mind, that we are working with Vivid Sydney 2017 to have an event at Vivid Ideas! on June 10, from 9-11am at the gorgeous Museum of Sydney in the Rocks, Music Love will present a panel discussion called The Pathway to the Platform

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The SSO's Associate Principal Oboist Shefali Pryor says: "Aim to be the broadest musician that you can be." Just a taste of the advice you'll get at our Vivid Ideas event

Shefali is the Assistant Principal Oboist for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Shefali grew up in Sydney where she graduated with first class honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. During her studies she participated in numerous programs with the Australian Youth Orchestra and was a member of the Sydney Sinfonia. Upon graduating she joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as Second Oboe.

In 2004 and 2005 Shefali studied with Stefan Schilli at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Not long after her return to Australia she was appointed Associate Principal Oboe. In 2006 she won the Other Instrumental category of the Symphony Australia Young Performer Awards. She has performed as soloist with the Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmanian symphony orchestras, including performances with violinist Nigel Kennedy in 2006.

Shefali has also performed as guest principal with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia, and as a casual musician with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She is a founding member of the Sydney Omega Ensemble and has performed with the Australia Ensemble, Sydney Soloists, and Southern Cross Soloists as well as with the staff of the Sydney Conservatorium, where she teaches oboe. She is also the Artistic Director of the SSO's Vanguard program for young philanthropists.

Shefali will no doubt offer invaluable advice to everyone when she comes to present as a panellist for Music Love and Vivid Ideas. In the meantime, she took some time to offer Music Love a taster of her wisdom.

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