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Carina on FluteLocation: Based in Cape Town
Contemporary Flute sounds by multiple award-winning Classical-contemporary flautist Carina Bruwer, one of the most recognisable instrumentalists in South Africa.
Carina, also the leader of Sterling EQ – the the SAMA Award-winning all-woman trio known for coining the genre "instrumental pop" through their unique take on instrumental music - is praised far and wide for her phenominal technique combined with her idiosyncratic improvisation skills and soulful interpretations rarely associated with this instrument. Her repertoire includes a selection of easy listening Jazz tunes, pop songs, Irish and celtic pieces, Classical crossover tracks, some Jethro Tull inspired numbers, and some "fluty lounge". She is also able to play any piece of music from the Classical repertoire, and always happy to source and arrange special requests from any style genre!
Carina's much acclaimed lung capacity is continuously boosted by her sport of choice: she is well-known as a long distance swimmer, having broken numerous local and international records with her ultra marathon solo feats which includes crossing the English Channel, Gibraltar Straits and even False Bay. Read more on www.carina.co.za.
Carina received the degree BMus (Hons) cum laude from the University of Stellenbosch in 2003, majoring in solo performance and winning numerous awards and bursaries throughout her studies. She also holds a UNISA Performers Licentiate which she received with highest distinction. While a student at the Stellenbosch Conservatoire, she annually received academic excellence awards, numerous Conservatoire prizes and bursaries, and in 2002 she was awarded Academic Colours from the University. During her final years at University, she took Jazz lessons and performed with local Blues and Jazz artists to broaden her musical palette.
As a soloist, Carina has won numerous music awards, including the ATKV Muziq Category Prize, Distell Music Prize, Huguenot Prize, UNISA Overseas Study Bursary runner-up prize, plus various SAMRO prizes and a Kanna award nomination. She has performed as soloist with the Cape Philharmonic, Kwazulu Natal Philharmonic and University of Stellenbosch Symphony Orchestras.
Carina has been almost exclusively performing with Sterling EQ since she founded the group in 2008, with a consistently busy diary taking her across the world. This all-woman three-piece is known for changing the face of instrumental music in South Africa and beyond with their extraordinary fusion of virtuosity and fresh beats. The group boasts four successful releases – all of which were executive produced by Carina – plus 3 major music awards (SAMA, Tempo and Ghoema Awards), over 800 live performances since 2008, and thousands of followers worldwide. They have performed in 11 countries and for live audiences of up to 40,000, and on live broadcasts to millions of global television viewers, collaborated and shared stages with international artists, and received reviews form international publications such as The Guardian (UK), while regularly receiving song submissions from top international songwriters and instrumental music producers.
During the years preceding Sterling, Carina directed and toured her own Classical crossover productions, performed and recorded for diverse musical groups (most of which she also managed), including Afro-Cuban Salsa band Salsa Candela, the light-Classical ACE Quartet, and flamenco group Casta Alma; she appeared as guest soloist with various groups and orchestras including The KZN Philharmonic and Cape Philharmonic, and she did sessions for, and guested with numerous ad hoc orchestras, ensembles and bands.
- Solo show in Liguria, Italy, 2015
- Presidential tour & inaugaral state visit of Tunisia - solo performance and show with Afro-Jazz band
- Various flute concerts across the country, including at festivals such as KKNK, Grahamstown National Arts Festival, Vryfees and Aardklop
- Over 1000 performances across 13 countries with Sterling EQ
- Dozens of gigs with Afro-Cuban 12-piece Salsa Candela
- Performed for 2 years with flamenco maestro Saudiq Khan and Casta Alma
- Countless weddings, private parties and corporate events since 2000
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Typical Budget for Carina on Flute is
R3000 - R9000.
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