Georgina grew up in the rolling hills of the Shropshire countryside in the UK. Horse riding and singing has been her biggest passions. She has been for over two decades
Predominantly a Jazz Artist, Georgina has had extensive experience over the years, having performed at P&O cruises and later travelling to Dubai, establishing herself as Artist in Residence at the Intercontinental & at other 5-star Hotels.
Aside from her work as a resident artist, Georgina has also been a session singer for many recording studios and has been involved in Corporate Entertainment for many years.
"Georgina has the voice of an angel and that's true across Jazz, classical and Contemporary music. It has been an absolute privilege to hear her sing in both large Churches and small Jazz bars - on all occasions, her voice moves me."
Davina Gunn - Myer
Stefanie Dingnis, holds a Masters of Music (Performance Teaching) and a Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) from the University of Melbourne. A versatile mezzo-soprano, Stefanie regularly singing at weddings, concerts and corporate events, as well as performing in theatre and opera.
Stefanie is also a regular guest artist with Forest Collective , most recently performing the Luciano Berio’s ‘Folk Songs’ and through this has been privileged to premiere several new Australian works, notably by Melbourne composer, Evan Lawson. Most recently, Stefanie presented a recital of Bach and Mozart at both the Ballarat Organs of the Goldfields Festival 2016 and the Wesley Music Centre in Canberra as well as co-presented a recital in aid of the Nepal Earthquake Fund.
She is passionate about French and German music of the 19th Century, and the development of the Cabaret music style throughout the 20th Century. In addition to her performance commitments, Stefanie also teaches Voice and is a Principal Scholar at Newman College Choir.
Noted by acclaimed author David Dubal as one of Juilliard's finest musical talents, pianist-composer Benjamin Martin has become known as an artist of exceptional versatility and subtlety of expression. He has been described as ‘the consummate artist’ (The Age), and as a composer, ‘distinctive... arresting in style’ (New York Times).
His formal musical training began at the Victorian College of the Arts where he studied with Alexander Semetsky and Stephen McIntyre. At The Juilliard he was a pupil of John Browning, and later studied with Dorothy Taubman. He also studied piano with Maria Clodes Jaguaribe and composition with Robert Sirota at Tanglewood in 1987 and 1988 respectively, whereupon he also frequented masterclasses with Leonard Bernstein.
Benjamin has appeared regularly with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and performed with artists such as Joshua Bell, Alina Ibragimova, Pekka Kuusisto, Richard Tognetti, and Hartmut Lindemann. As a chamber musician Benjamin has recorded for Chandos, Tacet Records (Stuttgart), Melba Recordings, and BIS. In 2014, he released his debut solo album for Melba Recordings featuring 20th Century English music, which was described as "shattering...compelling" by Richard Adams, director of The Arnold Bax Society.
On the composing side, Benjamin's career was launched when John Browning gave the World Premiere of his Three Portrait Etudes in 1993 at The Alice Tully Hall, NY. Martin's Triple-Concerto Trinitas was highly praised by Murray Perahia, who attended the premiere given by the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (MCO) at the MRC in 2013. The MCO will be giving the premiere of Benjamin’s Passepied in April this year.
Benjamin is currently pianist for Firebird Trio, and teaches at The University of Melbourne.