PyroViolinist

‘The Freestyle Orchestra’ at the International Storytelling Festival

Beyond excited to take the stage with The Freestyle Orchestra tonight for the first of our music/aerial/fire shows for the International Storytelling Festival Austria at the Schauspielhaus Graz! Over the next 2 days we present an all-Australian program of staged works by Ross Edwards (excerpts from ‘Maninyas’) Chloé Charody (‘Dance of the Firebird’ and ‘Phoenix’ caprice) and Daniel Masmanian (‘fire is mine ears’). So grateful to these amazing composers for all their beautiful support (so important when creating something new!) and for trusting us with their incredible music. Working with living composers rocks!
Our next festival dates:
26 May – Brucknerhaus, Linz
1 June – Museumsquartier, Vienna (open air)
2 June – Passionsspielhaus, Bad Schönau

Advertisements

“Bohème Sauvage Vienne” with The Freestyle Orchestra

Screen Shot 2018-05-03 at 23.59.16Cannot wait to take the stage with the Vienna crew of The Freestyle Orchestra at Bohème Sauvage Vienne Nº10 – 5. Mai 2018 – Palais Palffy this Saturday night – putting a Freestyle spin on some 1920’s classics, it is gonna be one hot night (and my first time performing with fire in a Palace)!!

The event also features the amazing Rebecca Greenstein, Anne E Wie and plenty of surprises. Get into your best 20’s style and come on down!

More info and tickets here.

 


‘The Freestyle Orchestra’ at Mosaïque Vienna!!!

MosaiqueCannot wait to perform with The Freestyle Orchestra for our Vienna debut at Mosaïque!!! Going carnival with “Phat Tuesday” on February 13th at Brick-5, this varieté-style program celebrates excess in all its forms in a final hurrah before Lent rears its dreary head.

Musically, Chanda VanderHart is throwing together a little bit of everything, from the silky tones of soprano Sarah Marie Kramer and seductive sounds of bass Malte Roesner all the way to numbers including dancers, acrobatics, fire, burlesque, magic, costumes and aerial artists from The Freestyle Orchestra and L’Opera Moderne.

The show is moderated by Mama Burlesque herself, Rebecca Greenstein, so expect the unexpected and a whole lot of fun surprise! Musical numbers about gold, gambling, and love-gone-wrong span classical song from Mozart contemporary Vicente Marin y Soler all the way to modern, electroswing creations and DJ Paul Stadler keeping it hot after hours. It’s going to be a weird, wild party!

I will be performing violin and fire as well as an aerial routine and playing/dancing Roxanne with the amazing Roberto Martinelli. See you there!


The Freestyle Orchestra in Switzerland

21056109_855555131261526_1139387361239014896_oLooking forward to our sold-out show at Les Jardins Musicaux classical festival tonight!!

We will be playing in the beautiful ‘Grange Aux Concerts’ hall, this time including fire and aerial performance as well as our usual fusion of classical music with modern circus. 🙂

With a cool range of music and styles and a good dose of Australian repertoire (including the official premiere of ‘The Muthafukaz’ by Chloé Charody) …will be a fun one!


‘Hot Box Girls’ Season Finale

IMG_2653Tonight 8pm @ Kabarett Vindobona – The Season Finale of The Hot Box Girls Present: L’Opera Burlesque.

Always such a pleasure to share the stage as ‘Harlequin Phoenix’ with the amazing, inspiring, strong women of The Hot Box Girls Wien / Vienna 🙂

#violin #fire #pyroviolinist#loveandglitter #burlesque #hotboxgirlswien

Back in September!


‘Harlequin Phoenix’ debut with The Hot Box Girls Vienna

Getting my Opera education in a Burlesque club. 🙂 Looking forward to debuting as ‘Harlequin Phoenix’ with the amazing The Hot Box Girls Wien / Vienna at Kabarett Vindobona tomorrow night (yes of course there is fire involved) ;).

Monthly shows until the end of the year! Hope to see you!!


Coming home! Australian performance dates. :)

24e0d7ff-1c12-4143-82b5-3e8d571d990b* with Nigel Kennedy + Band (New Four Seasons + Dedications)

27 & 28 Jan – Sydney Opera House
29 Jan – Australian Open Tennis pre-final show
30 & 31 Jan – Melbourne Hamer Hall
2 Feb – Brisbane QPAC
5 Feb – Perth Concert Hall

 
* The Carnival circus-opera

17 & 18 Feb – The Concourse, Sydney

Hope to see you! x


NÖKISS Festival!

Super excited to be playing at the Niederösterreich Kinder Sommerspiele in Herzogenberg as part of the Zirkus Pikard “Zirkus Gala” tonight! Performing excerpts from ‘PyroViolinist’ fireshow alongside cellist Antonio Chorbadzhiyski. Pics: The Zirkus Pikard tent and my ‘Human Candelabra’! 🙂
10599510_120110301656113_2192792737060481570_nScreen Shot 2015-08-31 at 2.04.11 am