Monique Clare Press Kit

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“Monique brings courage and a zeal for life together in her music – she’s a joy to hear”.
– Punch Brothers bassist, Paul Kowert
“Monique takes her years of music training and her brilliantly quick and creative mind and delivers a performance that is stunning to fans of any music genre.  Her songs are intimate and soaring – both sonically and lyrically, and her stage presence is pure joy”.
– Matt Smith, Folk Alliance International president and Club Passim managing director
“Monique Clare captivated her audience at The Black Malabar with her raw talent and inescapably honest songwriting… a wonderful performance that we all really enjoyed.”
– Zac Perrington, The Black Malabar
“The closeness of soloist Monique Clare’s voice and cello fosters an inviting warmth to her upending of folk traditions. Once you’re in… it opens up to be something quite special”.
– Nick Rodwell, 4ZZZ
“Absolutely delicious”
-Wendy Harmer, ABC Sydney
“Brisbane artist Monique Clare is someone to watch out for. Her personal stamp is her mesmerising voice and lyrics coupled with her seemingly effortless ability on her Cello, if we had an Australian Esperanza Spalding, it would be Monique Clare”.
– Eleni Kokkonis, Lazybones Lounge
Clare was a force to be reckoned with as her voice rose above the cello’s hum.
– Playlist Play
“The future of music is in safe, brilliant, capable hands”.
– Liz Frencham, Australian bassist


Biography options (updated August 2018)

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Dancing between intricate, rhythmic cello lines, compelling lyrics and heart-tugging harmonies, Monique Clare is an award-winning folk-pop cellist and singer-songwriter.

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Dancing between intricate, rhythmic cello lines, compelling lyrics and heart-tugging harmonies, Monique Clare is an award-winning folk-pop cellist and singer-songwriter. Onstage she’s described as “pure joy” to watch; offstage she’s hosted mountaintop sunrise concerts, taught cello in Afghanistan and travelled the world to diving into folklore treasure troves.

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Dancing between intricate, rhythmic cello lines, compelling lyrics and heart-tugging harmonies, Monique Clare is an award-winning folk cellist and singer-songwriter. Anchored by a deep love of folk tradition, her songs push the possibilities of her instrument and roll in an eclectic set of influences. Onstage she’s described as “pure joy” to watch; offstage she’s hosted mountaintop sunrise concerts, taught cello in Afghanistan and travelled the world to dive deeply into folklore treasure troves.

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Dancing between intricate, rhythmic cello lines, compelling lyrics and heart-tugging harmonies, Monique Clare is an award-winning folk-pop cellist and singer-songwriter. Anchored by classical training and a deep love of folk tradition, her songs push the possibilities of her instrument and roll in an eclectic set of influences. Onstage she’s described as “pure joy” to watch; offstage she’s hosted mountaintop sunrise concerts, taught cello in Afghanistan and travelled the world to dive deeply into folklore treasure troves. As the 2017 Folk Alliance Australia Young Artist of the Year she broke out as a solo artist, released and toured her debut EP, and currently also tours internationally as part of The Maes.

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Dancing between intricate, rhythmic cello lines, compelling lyrics and heart-tugging harmonies, Monique Clare is an award-winning folk-pop cellist and singer-songwriter. Anchored by classical training and a deep love of folk tradition, her songs push the possibilities of her instrument and roll in an eclectic set of influences. Onstage she’s described as “pure joy” to watch; offstage she’s hosted mountaintop sunrise concerts, taught cello in Afghanistan and travelled the world to dive deeply into folklore treasure troves. As the 2017 Folk Alliance Australia Young Artist of the Year she broke out as a solo artist, released and toured her debut EP, with shows at Woodford Folk Festival, the National Folk Festival and Port Fairy Folk Festival. She currently also tours internationally as part of The Maes, which has seen her play Telluride Bluegrass Festival (USA), Orkney Folk Festival (UK) and Doolin Folk Festival (IRE). She’s a skilled and versatile multi-genre cellist, having worked for American fiddlers Darol Anger and Hanneke Cassel, as well as Kate Miller-Heidke, Katie Noonan and Eminem.

 


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Career Highlights

  • 2018 Official showcase artist at Folk Alliance International Conference
  • 2018 Toured internationally as part of The Maes, including Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Orkney Folk Festival
  • 2017 Ros Hales Award for Women in Music
  • 2017 Released debut EP, which was funded beyond its target through a Pledgemusic campaign
  • 2017 Folk Alliance Australia Young Artist of the Year
  • 2017 Grant recipient from the Williamson Foundation for Music, to attend Sierra Fiddle Camp in the USA
  • 2017 QUBE Effect finalist
  • 2012-2017 performances at Woodford Folk Festival, the National Folk Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, the National Celtic Festival, Dorrigo Folk Festival, Newstead Live Music Festival and more with previous projects the Mulberry Collective and Rhiannon & Monique
  • 2015 Grant recipient, QLD Gov Individuals Fund & Australia Council Development Grant, for professional development in the USA
  • 2015 Vada Jefferies Prize winner, for best performance of solo Bach (Queensland Conservatorium)
  • Griffith Award for Academic Excellence in Bachelor of Music
  • 2014 Performance at the Sydney Opera House in the Australian Youth Orchestra
  • 2013 Golden Fiddle Award for Youth Achievement, as Rhiannon & Monique
  • 2012 Folk Alliance Australia Youth Artist of the Year, as Rhiannon & Monique
  • 2011 Australian Society for Music Education composition competition winner: sacred music division

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Stage Plot Monique Clare


Contact

moniquebartkowiakmusic (at) gmail.com


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