Greta Bradman, the granddaughter of cricket legend Sir Donald Bradman, will release her debut album for Decca Classics in Australia.
Cyrus Meher-Homji, General Manager Classics & Jazz at Universal Australia and Robert Rigby, Executive Manager A&R, Decca Records Australia, have signed Greta to the legendary Decca Classics label recording home of the famous Dame Joan Sutherland. Greta previewed her new album for them at Sydney Universal headquarters.
Despite her famous family background, music does run in the family. “Sir Donald Bradman was a fine piano player,” Robert Rigby told Noise11. “She has named the album after both her Grandfathers…. ‘My Hero’ which is also a song from a famous operetta The Chocolate Soldier.”
‘My Hero’ was recorded in London in early May with Richard Bonynge, who conducted the English Chamber Orchestra. Bonynge is the husband of the late Dame Joan Sutherland. In 2014 Bonynge chose Greta as his Rodelinda in his production of the Handel opera.
“The head office Executives at Decca in London are so impressed with Greta and the album that they have agreed to release it internationally at the same time we release it here in Australia. That is rare,” Rigby said.
Donald Bradman is Greta’s paternal grandfather and her maternal grandfather was amateur opera singer Horace Young. Sir Donald was a boy soprano soloist and Greta discovered classical music and the world of Opera by listening to his collection of records which he played her as a little girl.
Great Bradman was been a professional concert artist since 2010 and has now performed over 1000 shows with orchestras and ensembles. In 2013 she was awarded the Performance of the Year award by APRA.
Greta Bradman ‘My Hero’ will be released by Decca Classics on 7 August, 2015.
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