Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
Grace Bawden, operatic and classical-crossover Soprano, and “Australia’s Got Talent” Judge’s Choice Grand Finalist , this week signed a world-wide management agreement with UK-based Surconvey Ltd and its associate entity Surconvey (Hong Kong) Ltd, after a chance meeting on social network, LinkedIn.

Grace said, ‘Surconvey’s Managing Owner, Nancy de Natris posted in a linked-in group discussion that she was scouting artists to promote across China. I posted a random note inviting her to listen to my music, so I was blown away when a short time later she said she was booking a flight from Europe to Australia just to meet with me. She is so sincere and knowledgeable and has a very unique approach to working with labels, agents and last but not least artists. It inspired great confidence that Nancy understood the directions I'd like to go with my music and career, whilst allowing me to pursue my operatic studies and explore new classical crossover opportunities and audiences’.

Having turned down offers of management and recording previously, Grace explained ‘It is really important for me to have a say about my future and Nancy's network is extensive and her plans and ideas are so creative, they are sure to break new ground. I am also particularly pleased that part of the profit made will be reinvested by Surconvey into a scholarship fund for young artists to develop, so as my own career develops I can also help mentor young singers with knowledge as well as with funds’.

Mrs. De Natris said, ‘It was clear from the moment I heard her sing, that she has an extraordinary voice and I recognized her as a great talent. The music industry is a tough industry to be in, particularly for young artists. Many promises are being made and there are too many people around who consider their cash flow and ego more important than the actual artist development. Considering the fact that Grace is only 19 years old, I just had to come across to Australia personally so we could spend some time together and discuss the way forward. Grace has received much love from the people of Adelaide and has been surrounded by a team of supporters who have helped nurture her talent with investment, resources, sponsorships and advice, which has been much appreciated. We will take over ongoing discussions with record labels in Australia and beyond, who have expressed their interest in Grace and are open to any serious agreement that will enable her to reach a global audience’.

Mrs. De Natris brings extensive experience in the music industry and in-depth knowledge of in particular the Chinese and European live performance markets. She has been working with international artists such as the James Last Orchestra, Wibi Soerjadi, After Daybreak, Ingrid Arthur & the Black Gospel Voices of America, and recently brokered a corporate deal for an artist unknown in China, “Guido’s Orchestra”, to perform for an audience of 48,000 people over four shows at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai in January 2012.


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Grace Bawden

Australia's Greatest Operatic Discovery.

Described as one of Australia’s greatest operatic discoveries, Grace Bawden's voice has already been likened to a Stradivarius by some of Australia's best vocal experts. Grace’s unique vocal talents are an unearthly, powerful and moving marvel, whose voice lingers in the memory and touches the heart.

At the age of 15, Grace was a Judge's Choice Grand Finalist on Australia's Got Talent 2008. Her mature, operatic voice can soar from highs to lows across over four octaves. Her warmth, personified in her smile and delivered in her voice, has made her an instant success with people of all ages. With a vocal resonance that will send shivers down your back, her vast vocal ability spans across all genres of music, from sacred arias, traditional and musical theatre to contemporary & jazz.
Nancy de Natris
P: 0049-(0)4187- 900 902
M: 0049–(0)160 - 909 47 265

Surconvey Limited

Event Management & Promotion

We bring ten years of experience in Public Relations and Promotion in the live entertainment industry in Europe and China.

We have worked with reknowned artists and have acted as local representatives and or PR advisors for the respective tour organizers repeatedly. We have also presented our own concerts in Europe and China and are very much aware of the necessity to keep in control of activities on a daily basis.

M: 0412836685


Grace Bawden, Opera, Classical Crossover, Surconvey, Music



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