Nemanja Radulovic, violin

Nemanja Radulovic, violin

Proclaimed the “International Revelation of the Year" in 2005 at France’s prestigious “Victoires de la Musique", Radulović launched his international career in 2006 when he stood in for Maxim Vengerov at Paris’s Salle Pleyel, playing the Beethoven concerto to great acclaim with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Myung-Whun Chung. The next year he made his Carnegie Hall debut, receiving a “tumultuous ovation", reported The New York Times reviewer, who noted that Radulović not only “looked the part of a dashing 19th-century Romantic virtuoso … he made every gesture count … His playing was engaging and exactingly articulated."

Since then he has appeared with leading orchestras of Europe, Asia and North America, and most recently undertook a highly successful tour of Japan. Nemanja Radulović was already being described by Le Monde de la Musique in 2009 as “a musician who can set crowds on fire. He offers his heart along with his music". Le Figaro effused about his “magical singing" on the violin, while MusicWeb International, reviewing his Tchaikovsky Concerto performance with the Royal Philharmonic in 2010, called Radulović “a thoughtful, intelligent and fiery player who never allowed his obviously spectacular technique to get in the way of the music making … A fantastic talent at the start of what, I am sure, will be a towering career."

Ute Fesquet, Vice President Artist & Repertoire of Deutsche Grammophon, said: “The spirit and sheer vitality of Nemanja Radulović’s performances are already making him one of our fastest rising violinists. We look forward to capturing that effervescent energy for an ever-wider public." Born in Serbia in 1985, Radulović began his musical studies in 1992 and was winning national prizes in Serbia by the time he was 12. He studied with Joshua Epstein in Saarbrücken in 1998 and Dejan Mihailović in Belgrade in 1999. At the age of 14, he moved to France and studied with Patrice Fontanarosa at the Paris Conservatoire. He also took part in masterclasses given by Yehudi Menuhin and Salvatore Accardo.

Nemanja Radulović represents a boldly innovative young generation of classical artists. Not only profoundly gifted and possessing enormous stage presence, he is also constantly seeking new ways to communicate his fiery and innately musical performances to audiences.
James Saunders, narrator

James Saunders, narrator

James Saunders has performed with the Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Company B Belvoir, Bell Shakespeare Company, Playbox, Eleventh Hour and La Mama, as well as in both the Melbourne International Arts Festival, and numerous international festivals throughout Europe and USA. He wrote and performed The Harry Harlow Project, premiering at the Victorian Arts Centre in 2009, and touring to Australian capital cities in 2011. His new show, Fugue, is currently in development. Other recent theatre credits include The Graduate for Kay and Mclean productions, On the production of Monsters, Richard III, Don Juan in Soho, all for the MTC; Happiness, for The Malthouse, Song of the Bleeding Throat for Eleventh Hour, Appetite for the Melbourne Festival, Antigone for Company B Belvoir, Fat Pig for STC, Small Metal Objects for Back to Back Theatre touring around Australia and to Europe in 2007-9, and Bell Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona. He won a Best Actor Green Room Award for The Black Swan of Trespass by Lally Katz, which then toured to New York, (winner of 8 local and international Awards). He was also a member of the Green Room Award winning ensemble Playbox Inside 2001, where he featured in Seven Days of Silence, Ancient Enmity and Public Dancing. He received a Goethe Institute Scholarship to Berlin in 2005. Some other theatrical credits include Inheritance, Full Dress Prodn’s, Conquest of the South Pole, Store Room; The Death of Ivan Ilych, MIAF 2002; Minutiae and Gilgamesh for Uncle Semolina and Friends. Film credits include the feature films The Turning, and Animal Kingdom. TV credits include Offspring, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Winners and Losers, Utopia Girls, City Homicide, Neighbours, Wilfred, Blue Heelers and Stingers. James featured in the German/Australian co-production film A Familiar Lullaby by Lally Katz. James is a graduate of the VCA.
Greta Bradman, soprano

Greta Bradman, soprano

Greta Bradman is an award-winning Australian soprano, known for her “golden voice and intelligent approach" (Canberra times), unique sound, extraordinary range and captivating, effortless performances on the concert and opera stage. She has recorded and produced for Sony Music, ABC Classics and independently and has presented over ten Sunday Live concerts for ABC Classic FM, alongside many other live recordings for broadcast.
Having only ever competed in three singing competitions, Greta has three prizes and two audience choice awards, including second prize in the 2013 Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition (NYC). Greta is also a recipient of the prestigious Australian International Opera Award. Greta is an ARIA nominee, has critics’ choice awards from APRA/AMCOS, ABC Limelight Magazine and OzCart among others and nominations for Helpmann and MusicOz awards.

Greta studied the piano from ages 6 to 18, sang in the school choir similarly and studied composition formally in her final school year as well as at university. She received the state composition prize, school music prizes and colours, university music prizes for solo and ensemble singing, the European Union prize for European Studies, as well as the Australian Psychological Association prize for coming top of her Honours Psychology Degree.
Greta completed a Bachelor of Music Degree (performance voice major) at the Elder Conservatorium; a fellowship at the Australian National Academy of Music and was awarded the prestigious Australian International Opera Award 2013 and will study at the Wales International Academy of Voice under the tutorage of Dennis O’Neill. Greta’s teachers include Dennis O’Neill, Glenn Winslade, Merlyn Quaife, Rosalynd Martin and Keith Hempton. Greta is coached by Yvonne Kenny (UK), Sharolyn Kimmorley and Andrea Katz (AUS).

Alongside a passion for grand opera, symphonic and ensemble works and with a vast existing repertory, Greta is an ardent supporter of contemporary Australian composers; many have chosen to write for her including Peter Sculthorpe, Ross Edwards, Betty Beath, Paul Stanhope, Katy Abbott, Calvin Bowman, Carl Crossin and Quentin Grant.
Greta lives in Melbourne with her ‘childhood sweetheart’ Didier and their two young children. In her spare time, Greta enjoys cooking, jumping in muddy puddles, off-road running, Shaolin Kung Fu, and generally being very, very normal.