Musical Artist, Vocalist, Educator, Music Director, Composer, Radio Broadcaster
Tell us a little about your background...
Classically trained as a cellist at the Australian national academy of music in Melbourne. Then under the tuition of the world famous George Roth in London. Founder of the Budapest Trio and lead cellist of the royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of sir Thomas Beecham.
My early years of jazz moved me on from cello to the double bass regularly playing jazz at wine bars and brasseries around London. This led me on to form the band Fusion, recording several original songs and performing at venues such as the 100 club and the ministry of sound in London.
I have spent much of my time as a music educator performing and producing many musicals including, the lion king, Grease, Little shop of horrors, The rocky horror show, The Sound Music and the blues brothers to name a few. I also had considerable success forming and directing The Vantaa Community choir.
Currently I am working with the band cooking with herbs.
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What Instrument do you play?
Vocalist, Bass, Guitar, Other
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."