Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
Australia’s seventeen year old “vocal Stradivarius”, Grace Bawden, is set to break into the European market with two pre-release singles from her "Gifts of Grace" debut album, through a cross-continental joint venture.

The debut singles chosen for launching the album on mainstream commercial radio in Italy this week are Bruce Springstein’s, "Streets of Philadelphia", and Icehouse classic, "Man of Colours", from her debut album "Gifts of Grace”, which has already been licensed for distribution by EMI / Gold Typhoon in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan and will soon also be available in the Philippines and Europe.

In March, Grace signed to European Manager, Gennaro (Jerry) de Concilio, who will be producing the soprano’s second album for an exclusively European audience, through his own label, Robin Hood Records. In consultation with Mr Popi Fabrizio (former A&R of BMG Ricordi/ Sony and Polygram/Universal, Italy), Jerry brings a great deal of experience to the union having previously staged the Pavarotti Farewell Concert in Milan, with the patronage of Luciano Pavarotti’s family and attended by many dignitaries of the Italian Government. Jerry had previously managed Maestro Janos Acs, who conducted the Three Tenors and the Beijing Opera in “Turandot” with the direction of Zhang Yimou.

“We are inviting expressions of interest from private investors in the new European joint venture between Robin Hood Records and Grace Bawden Promotions Pty Ltd, which is already boasting major cross-continental collaborations, including the UK and US", Jerry said.

Grace has been classified as a lyrical, coloratura soprano with a vocal range of over four octaves, lending herself to a wide variety of styles from contemporary and traditional to the classical, opera and arias.

In 2009 Grace was awarded the Living Legend Award by the city of Salisbury, in recognition of her charitable works within her local community, which she hopes to continue through her Italian association with the Karibu Foundation in the village of Chakama, Kenya.

Grace said, “When we named the album “Gifts of Grace” it was always with the intention of one day in the future, contributing to an African charitable cause, so I am particularly blessed and proud that I can be a part of the great work of Karibu Foundation.”


Contact Profile

Robin Hood Records

Independent record label in Venice, Italy.

For further information, please contact: Jerry at Robin Hood Records, [email protected], Via Gramsci 85 – 30034 Mira (Venezia) – Italy Tel 041 4266730 - Cell. 346 847 1141; or, in Australia, Max Markson on 0412 501 601.

Gennaro (Jerry) de Concilio
P: 041 4266730
M: 346 847 1141
W: www.robinhoodrecords.com/

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
W: www.gracebawden.com


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