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Mirusia

Posted on Nov 13, 2013

Mirusia

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André Rieu describes her as “The Angel of Australia”.

Mirusia has travelled and performed in major venues all over the world with André and his orchestra.

With over 12 million hits on youtube for her performance of Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’, it is no surprise that the world is also using the term ‘Angel of Australia’ when referring to Mirusia.  In May 2008 she released the CD ‘Waltzing Matilda’ which went platinum within 10 days and stayed at the number one position on the Australian Pop Charts for three consecutive weeks. This recording was the first time André had ever collaborated with another artist and was released as a tribute to the many dedicated fans in Australia.  In 2010 André Rieu presented Mirusia in her first international solo release ‘Always & Forever’ – a CD that quickly went platinum and stayed at the number one chart position in Australia for 4 weeks. A DVD quickly followed and it too went straight to the top position on the ARIA charts, earning Mirusia an Aria #1 Chart Award in 2012. The only Classical artist to do so.      In June 2006, Mirusia was announced as the youngest ever winner of the prestigious ‘Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award’.  That year she also received numerous scholarships and bursaries for her outstanding recitals at the QLD Conservatorium of Music including the ‘Elizabeth Muir Memorial Prize’, ‘Brisbane Womens Club’ and ‘Margaret Haysom Bursaries’, and the ‘Linda Edith Allen Scholarship’ (two times!).  In 2008, Mirusia played a major role in André Rieu’s, ‘World Stadium Tour’, which even took her back to her home country of Australia. ‘The World Stadium Tour’ broke all the world records as the largest set, cast and crew to ever tour in the history of the music industry.  Mirusia is a Brisbane born and based soprano and has already enjoyed many successes so far in her career. She has performed in many countries all over the world including The Netherlands, England, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, The United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Japan, France and Belgium.   Some other highlights in her career include: ‘Redlands Young Citizen of the Year 2004’, the first winner ever of the ‘Redlands Eisteddfods Aria Competition‘, ‘Redlands Eisteddfod Aggregate Award’ and the winner of the 2005 ‘Spring Festival Talent Quest’. She was also chosen as the ‘Young Talent’ on the 2005 ‘Golden Casket Lord Mayors Christmas Carols’, which was televised on QLD’s Channel 7. this year Mirusia won the ‘QLD Volunteer of the Year Award’ for her dedicated fundraising of more than $260,000 for the Mater Hospital, the Redland’s Foundation and the ACMF.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_y6uVlzJ3c

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