Posts tagged Katie Noonan
Introducing the Australian Women in Music Awards led by an all star cast of iconic Aussie ladies

Some of the biggest names in the Australian music industry have united to create and support the very first Australian Women in Music Awards & Forum (AWMA) in Brisbane in October this year.

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ARIA Awards 2017: Women fan the flames in this year's ARIA Award nominations as Amy Shark and Jessica Mauboy ride high

It's ARIA Awards time! Last year Music Love was there to cover all the women in music winners and nominees, and here we are! Ready to go again. Fenella Henderson-Zuel was at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney for today's Nomination announcements, as well as the winners for the Artisan and Fine Arts Awards. 

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Katie Noonan, the SSO and Elixir set to perform with Michael Leunig: "We feel honoured to work with a master."

Katie Noonan has once again ascended the heights of artistic endeavour, announcing a brand new show at the Sydney Opera House. On this very special occasion, she will take to the stage with her gorgeous group Elixir - featuring her husband Zac - as well as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and perform works written with cartoonist and poet Michael Leunig. Not only is this a great meeting of minds and hearts, Leunig will be drawing live on stage.

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Jessie Ryan-Allen's new film on gender: I'm excited about shedding a light on Australian music in a way that has previously been overlooked.

Artist and film composer Jessie Ryan-Allen has written a brand new documentary called Breaking The Mould which explores the role of gender in Australian music since the 1950s. 

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AYLA considers herself lucky, but this 21 year old singer/songwriter is one of the most focussed artists in Australia right now and her hard work means she deserves every success

Ayla Scanlan is one focused woman. The 21 year old singer/songwriter from the Sunshine Coast, Queensland has been publishing her original works since she was eighteen and it seems that everything she does just works.

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Queensland Music Festival: Australian icon Deborah Conway says "I am always heartened at how many women there are making successful careers for themselves in the Australian music industry."

If you were to list Australian women in music, there is no doubt Deborah Conway would be top of mind. Deborah is woven into the fabric of the Australian music scene in a glorious way. Deborah took some time to talk about women in music and her time at this year's Queensland Music Festival.

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Queensland Music Festival: The Go-Betweens and special guests will re-create the iconic album 16 Lovers Lane. And drummer and music icon Lindy Morrison OAM says she can't wait.

The Queensland Music Festival, Lindy Morrison will come together with original The Go-Betweens band members Amanda Brown who sang and played violin and oboe, and bass player John Willsteed with other Australian musicians including Dan Kelly, to perform the album 16 Lovers Lane in full. Front man Robert Forster sadly won't be present. Instead, the songs will be performed by a bevvy of Australian talent including Katie and Tyrone Noonan, Steve Kilbey from The Church, Montaigne and Ball Park Music's Jen Boyce and Sam Cromack.

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Queensland Music Festival series: Katie Noonan has one of Australia's most iconic voices, and implores each of us to use our voice for those who have been silenced

s there a more iconic voice in Australia's living memory than that of Katie Noonan? The voice that transcends genres, tells countless stories, honours the art, poetry and music of those who have gone before her, and encourages those who come after her. Katie Noonan has won four ARIA Awards and sold countless albums. She has traversed the Australian music landscape doing everything from performing with esteemed orchestras and ensembles, to gracing the airwaves of independent and commercial radio stations, performing on breakfast TV, in great halls and arenas, regional festivals, and intimate lounges. Beyond music, Katie has been invited to be a panellist on ABC's QandA program, and has also been appointed to be the Artistic Director of the Queensland Music Festival. It is here that she is doing perhaps her most important work: fostering the art and music of Queensland, of which she says is redefining itself in the national arts landscape. In this interview with Music Love, Katie talks about her request for voices and choirs everywhere to come together and sing John Farnham's iconic hit You're The Voice, in order to shine a light on domestic violence. Katie has has no doubt mastered the art of writing original works and interpreting the works of others in the freshest of ways, and now wants to use her voice, and ours, to amplify the voice of those who have been silenced. What a treasure.  

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Jessica O'Donoghue was highly skilled and trained in the art of opera, but chose to unlearn it all to find her true artistic self. Her new album title is fitting.

Ten years ago, the Australian soprano walked away from the world of opera. Despite being well on her way - Jessica once was invited to perform at London's Covent Garden - something just wasn't sitting right. Now, a decade later of unlearning opera and learning about her true artistic self, Jessica has just released a brand new EP called Emerge. And she's more content than ever. 

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Episode 6: Leanne de Souza has managed Thelma Plum, Kate Miller Heidke and more, is head of Artist Managers Association, and is the founder of a very cool festival. But that's not all.

Leanne offers many fascinating insights given her history and experience as a manager for artists such as Thelma Plum, Kate Miller Heidke and more. She isn't managing artists anymore, but is the Executive Director of Association of Artist Managers in Australia, the founder of the Rock and Roll Writers Festival, a board member for the Queensland Performing Arts Trust, and a student in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies. Her biggest passion is definitely making indigenous artists central to our music scene. No matter if you are an artist or a manager, you are bound to learn something from the wonderful Leanne de Souza. 

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ARIA announces their new Music Teacher of the Year Award. What a wonderful moment for teachers who invest countless hours into students all over Australia.

What a great day for music teachers in Australia. ARIA have just announced a brand new award called Music Teacher of the Year.

Four ARIA nominees will be selected and partnered with an "Aussie music legend" such as Jay Laga’aia, Jessica Mauboy, Jimmy Barnes, Katie Noonan and Missy Higgins, who will visit a school or private music studio, and help tell Australia about the incredible job they do.

And for the first time ever, one teacher will receive an ARIA Award as part of the 2017 ARIA Award celebrations. How cool.

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Award winning soprano Emma Matthews on the future of opera in Australia: It is an eternal art form, as long as it's treated with respect... it will always be there

Emma Matthews is an opera singer who has been performing for nearly thirty years. Emma is a soprano with incredible acting skills who made her debut in 1991 and has never looked back. As a young artist the legendary Dame Joan Sutherland declared Emma Matthews one of Australia's best opera singers, and today that is nothing short of the truth. Emma has received more Helpmann Awards than any one else. To date, Emma has performed in over thirty operas all over Australia. The critically acclaimed and highly decorated soprano's latest endeavour is the starring role in Bizet's classic opera The Pearlfishers with Opera Queensland. Shows commenced this week and run until 3 June, and by all initial accounts, Emma is stronger and more striking than ever. A vibrant, passionate, and extraordinarily gifted and trained musician, Emma took some time out of her busy rehearsal schedule to speak with Music Love about all the preparation that goes into an opera, a life on the road, some advice for aspiring opera singers, and her thoughts on the future of opera in Australia. 

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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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Music Love Playlist: Australian women in Christmas Music

Christmas time is upon us. A time when Mariah Carey and Bing Crosby get a huge thrashing the world over. But if you celebrate Christmas and you're searching for something a little sunnier and a tad more local, we have compiled a list of Christmas albums by Australian women for your listening pleasure. So while you're mixing the seafood cocktail sauce for your prawns, or assembling a mango and raspberry pavlova, hit shuffle play on our Spotify Music Love Christmas Playlist. While the winter references may still be there, it's worthwhile knowing these women know what a hot Aussie Christmas Day entails! Featuring Marina Prior, Ali McGregor, Gina Jeffreys, Delta Goodrem, Jessica Mauboy, Katie Noonan, Kate Miller Heidke, Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton John, Darlene Zschech and many many more. Enjoy!

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Move over Mariah. 10 Australian women who also get festive for the holidays. Summer holidays.

Christmas time is upon us. A time when Mariah Carey and Bing Crosby get a huge thrashing the world over. But if you're searching for something a little sunnier and a tad more local, we have compiled a list of Christmas albums by Australian women for your listening pleasure. So while you're mixing the seafood cocktail sauce for your prawns, or assembling a mango and raspberry pavlova, hit shuffle play on our Spotify Music Love Christmas Playlist. While the winter references may still be there, it's worthwhile knowing these women know what a hot Aussie Christmas Day entails! Meanwhile here are eight shout outs to Aussie women in Holiday Music (in no particular order)!

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Everything you need to know about the women at the 2016 ARIA Awards

The Australian music industry will celebrate the success of our nation's contemporary music stars at Wednesday's 30th Annual ARIA Awards. And Music Love will be there bringing you all the photos and stories from all of the Australian women in music who are attending the Aussie music's night of nights.

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Australian Women of the ARIA Awards from 1987-2015

The countdown is on between now and Wednesday 23 November when the red carpet will be rolled out at The Star, Sydney to celebrate the Australian music industry. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the awards, the first of which was held in 1987 with Sir Elton John at the Sheraton Hotel Sydney. Music Love takes a look at the women who took home the Aussie music gongs from 1987 to 2015, as well as the women inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. 

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