Soprano Greta Bradman is a recitalist, concert and stage performer and recording artist with Sony Music.
Described as one of "Australia's finest young singers" and as an "exceedingly intelligent and perceptive musician" (The Advertiser, 2009), Greta studied piano from an early age and continued her love for piano, along with studies in composition, through until university, receiving a perfect score for the latter and the Music Prize in her final year of schooling. Greta went on to complete a Bachelor of Music degree, majoring in performance classical voice, at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. During her time at the Conservatorium, Greta was co-founder of award-winning vocal trio Eve, a core member of Adelaide Chamber Singers, sang as a soloist with many other choirs and vocal ensembles and had lead roles in operas including Malcolm Williamson's The Happy Prince, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, and Mozart's Die Zauberflöte.
Since completing her music studies in 2003, Greta has performed as a soloist with a large number of world class ensembles and musicians around Australia. Recent highlights have included touring Victoria and WA with the Australian String Quartet (and recording with them for ABC Classics, on special release from Sony Music), touring nationally with UK baritone Aled Jones, performing Ross Edwards' Symphony No.2 with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, appearing as guest soloist for the 30th Anniversary gala concert for the Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus, performing with the Royal Melbourne Phiharmonia Chorus, the Kegelstatt Ensemble, the Langbein String Quartet, Zephyr String Quartet, Adelaide Baroque, Adelaide Chamber Players, Syzygy New Music Ensemble, Soundstream Contemporary Music Ensemble, Kathryn Selby, Leigh Harrold, Jürg Dahler, Aleksandr Tsiboulski, and Emma Jane Murphy, and presenting her eighth Sunday Live performance for ABC Classic FM. Another highlight from recent years was working with ABC Classics in late-2009 on a project as associate producer.
2010 marks the first year in which Greta's singing has taken centre stage, having spent previous years working her music around her postgraduate studies in psychology. Greta holds Bachelor degrees both in Music and Psychology and a First Class Honours degree in Psychology (for which she was the Australian Psychological Society Prize Winner for topping her year). Currently she is finishing her Master of Psychology (clinical) and her PhD (Psychology & Medicine), at the University of Adelaide.
In August 2010 Greta released her first solo album with Sony Music, Forest of Dreams (August 2010). An album of lullabies, dedicated to her parents and her two sons, Forest of Dreams debuted in the top 10 on the Australian classical album chart, debuted in the top 10 on the overall album chart in New Zealand and has been nominated for an ARIA award. Greta also recorded a duet with Mark Vincent which features on his second album Compass, which so far has reached Gold status in Australia. In addition to presenting a range of recitals around Australia, Greta sang at a number of charitable events close to her heart and at sporting events she is passionate about. In 2010, as her inaugural year as a full-time singer, Greta entered her first ever vocal competitions; the Mietta Art Song Competion (where she won the Murray River International Festival Prize and placed runner-up overall) and the RMP Aria Award (where she won the Peoples' Choice Award and placed runner-up overall). Greta has also been shortlisted as "Best Newcomer" in the 2010 ABC Limelight Magazine Awards.
In 2011, Greta will present a range of concerts around the country, with ensembles including the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, the Royal Melbourne Philharmonia Chorus, the Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus, Syzygy, Selby and Friends, and Latitude 37, and a range of world-class musicians as well as presenting programs in a range of concert series and undertaking further recording.
Greta also passionately enjoys supporting charities and charitable projects that are aimed at improving the mental and physical health and well-being of disadvantaged Australian kids and those aged over 65 years.
In May 2010 Greta and her family relocated from her hometown of Adelaide to Melbourne. Greta balances her music with being ‘mama' to her two young sons. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.