Artist Detail - BBC Entertainment
She gradually made her way to the harp after years of piano, guitar and cello playing, writing original scores for independent films, which landed her a WASA nomination for 'Best Original Score.' Michelle has received critical acclaim for her version of Jimi Hendrix 'Red House.' She also plays constant sell out shows interstate, arranged and performed with contempory ballet, regularly plays with Jazz trio’s and has performed with national circus troupes.
She first received classical tuition with Bronwyn Wallis, and has studied in Boston where she lived with and was mentored by Deborah Henson-Conant; A Grammy Award nominated jazz harpist and composer with worldwide recognition. She performed twice with Deborah in the US and attended rhythm classes at the Berklee College of Music. Michelle will continue to be based in Perth and play her way through Jazz before continuing more studies in the US and expanding Jazz Harp throughout Australia.
Testimonial - Fiona Smith, City of Melville
"Everyone loved the music by Michelle. She was fantastic as lots of people had questions regarding the harp etc and Michelle was so friendly. We had a hearing impaired lady that put her hand on the harp to feel the vibrations and really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend anyone looking for entertainment to give you guys a call (a very professional service all round)."