Monday, March 1st, 2010

Teenage operatic sensation Grace Bawden, 17, has just signed an agreement for European management by Producer, Manager, Promoter & Entrepreneur, Mr Gennaro de Concilio (Jerry).

“This is a real thrill to discover someone with such great talent,” Jerry said. “Grace’s market potential for Europe is massive and I hope Australia realizes how very special she is.”

The chance introduction between Grace and Jerry took place through Adelaide-based, Managing Director of Rave Model International Management, Ms Elle Mercedes. Elle has been captivated by the young Soprano since she was 13, after an impromptu performance at a modeling course she had attended and didn’t hesitate to recommend her to her Italian friend, Jerry.

Grace Bawden said “I can’t believe my luck. I dreamed about getting to Italy, but the thought of a Manager for all of Europe is even bigger than I could have imagined. Nothing would be bigger than to dream about singing with Tenors like Placido Domingo or Andrea Bocelli, or getting to the La Scala Academy, but if I get to Italy, who knows? I might get a little closer to realizing that dream.”

Best friend of Ms Popi Fabrizio (former A&R of BMG and Universal, Italy), Gennaro brings a great deal of experience to the union having previously staged the Pavarotti Farewell Concert in Milan, with the patronage of Luciano Pavarotti family and Italian Government Institutions, and has managed Maestro Janos Acs, who conducted the Three Tenors and the Beijing Opera in “Turandot” with the direction of Zhang Yimou.

“I am so excited,” Gennaro said, “that I cannot wait to finalise our master-plan that will include big names in the Italian music scene. We want only the best, under music, communication, style and social responsibility.”

For Further Contact, in Australia: Mr Max Markson, Markson Sparks: +61 412 501 601 or, in Italy, Mr Gennaro de Concilio on +39 346 847 1141 or +39 041 42 66 730.

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Grace Bawden Promotions Pty Ltd

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. Despite offer of a contract by a major Australian label, in September 2009, Grace launched her debut album "Gifts of Grace" independently. Soon after, Grace signed a 3 year license deal with EMI/ Gold Typhoon in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. Grace’s singles and album have been hitting various global charts, including: Broadjam and ReverbNation Top 10 Classical, Classical-Contemporary and Australian charts; Classical Crossover UK charts {Editor’s Top 10}; as well, as EzPeer and KKBox charts in Taiwan, where both her single and album have ranked at #1 and #2 spots throughout December.
Mr Max Markson (Australia)
P: +61 412 836 685
M: 0412 501 601

Gennaro de Concilio Studios

European Artist Manager, Promoter, Producer & Entrepreneur
Jerry de Concilio (Italy)
P: +39 346 847 1141 or +39 041 42 66 730
M: +39 041 42 66 730


Arts, Music, Soprano, Italy, Europe, Opera, Classical, Management



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