Sterling EQ - String Trio | Cape Town, Western Cape(4 Reviews)
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Known for changing the face of instrumental music in South Africa and beyond with their extraordinary fusion of virtuosity and fresh beats, Sterling EQ boasts four successful releases, nearly 1000 live performances since 2008, and thousands of followers worldwide. They have performed in 12 countries and for live audiences of up to 40,000, and on live broadcasts to millions of global television viewers. Sterling EQ proudly boasts a South African Music Award (2011) and a Ghoema Music Award (2013) as well as various further nominations.
The trio is lead by celebrated flute virtuoso Carina Br ... uwer who is also widely known for her marathon swimming feats, with the dynamic Ariella Caira enchanting on the electric cello, and ace violinist and composer Luca Hart whose Grappelli-inspired improvisations has audiences in awe. These three Classically trained virtuosos share dozens of awards, degrees and distinctions between them, as well as a passion for the latest beats and pop music trends.
Through regular live performainces, playing at SA’s most coveted events, touring their albums, sharing stages with global music icons, and enjoying extensive media coverage across all mainstream media, the all-woman supergroup has inspired music fans and fellow musicians alike, with numerous new acts popping up within the Sterling-coined genre of “instrumental pop”. Career highlights include winning an SA Music Award in 2011 (becoming only the 2nd all-girl band in a decade to do so), signing a major record deal with EMI South Africa in 2011, performing across 12 countries at top events like the SAMA Awards Show, the FIFA Congress Opening Ceremony and Official World Cup Banquet (2010), the World Travel Awards in India, Dubai, Durban and Johannesburg, SA Idols 2011 (guest artist), the IPL 2009 Opening Matches and the Cape Town Stadium launch and numerous private and corporate parties, events and showcases; as well as collaborating with the likes of Boney M, Dave van Vuuren and Loyiso Bala, and sharing stages with artists such as Snow Patrol, Carole Samaha and Lira.
Their performance promises to enthral young and old and will include breathtaking instrumental acrobatics expected in pieces like Asturias and Spain, innovative arrangements of Classical pieces like Handel’s Sarabande, soulful melodies such as AR Raman’s Mumbai Theme, and Mike Batt’s Caravans Theme, locally inspired numbers including Mbube and Lisa se Klavier, as well as Sterling EQ originals, Eastern European inspired pieces and, inevitably, a bit of Jethro Tull.
STERLING EQ ORIGINALS
6. Electric Storm
7. Bach’s Kittens at Play
8. Bombay Crush
9. Khulu’s Groove (based on Impi)
13. Disco Kwaito
14. Africa (Toto)
POP / JAZZ / LATIN / FILM MUSIC (selection)
15. Carnaval (based on La Vida Es Un Carnaval)
16. Baker Beat (based on Baker Street)
18. A Sky Full of Stars
20. Party Rock
21. I took a Pill in Ibiza
22. Mr Saxobeat
24. On the Floor
25. Kiss from a Rose
26. Diamonds (Rihanna)
27. Co ... me & Get It (Selena Gomez)
28. Bittersweet Symphony
29. Besame Mucho
30. Jai Ho
32. Caravans Theme
34. What a Wonderful World
35. Mission Impossible theme
40. Sweet Dreams
41. Mumbai Theme
43. Crane’s Crying
44. Reel Around the Sun (from Riverdance)
46. Badinerie (“Nokia tune”)
47. Bouree (Jethro Tull version)
49. O Fortuna
51. Storm (Vivaldi Summer / Orff’s Carmina Burana mix)
52. I Can, Can You? (Can Can)
53. Toccata & Fugue remix
55. Barber’s Adagio Trance
57. Tango Fatale (Carmen / Scent of a Woman fusion)
58. Barber of Seville / Victory
59. Beethoven’s 5th
60. Borodin Polovetsian Dances
61. Flower Duet
62. Hungarian Dance
63. Meditation (from Thais)
64. Mozart Romance
65. O Sole Mio
66. Pachelbel Canon
67. The Swan
68. Vivaldi Spring
69. Vivaldi Summer
70. Dis ‘n Land
71. Stuur Groete aan Mannetjies Roux
75. Ek Wil Jou Ken
76. Jy is Vrou
77. Kerkorrel medley (Halala Afrika & Al Le Di Berge nog So Blou)
78. TV1 Keurspel (Agter Elke Man, Sonkring, Vyfster, Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling)
79. Lisa se Klavier
81. Oukraalliedjie – Kaapse Draai
** Please note this is merely a selection; Sterling EQ has many more songs and is also able to arrange almost any song as required.
Known for changing the face of instrumental music in South Africa and beyond with their extraordinary fusion of virtuosity and fresh beats, Sterling EQ boasts four successful releases, three major music awards, over 1000 live performances across 13 countries since 2007, and tens of thousands of followers worldwide. They have performed for live audiences of up to 40,000, and on live broadcasts to millions of global television viewers.
The multiple award-winning instrumental pop group is made up of celebrated flautist Carina Bruwer who is also well-known for her record-breaking marathon swimmi ... ng feats, ace violinist Luca Hart and the enchanting Ariella Caira on cello – three Classically trained virtuosos with dozens of awards, degrees and distinctions between them, who share a passion for the latest beats and pop sounds.
Career highlights include winning an SA Music Award in 2011, a 2013 Ghoema Music Award and a 2013 Huisgenoot Tempo Award, signing a major record deal with EMI South Africa in 2011, performing at top events like the SAMA Awards Show, the FIFA Congress Opening Ceremony and Official World Cup Banquet (2010), the World Travel Awards in India, Dubai, Durban and Johannesburg, SA Idols 2011 (guest artist), the IPL 2009 Opening Matches and the Cape Town Stadium launch and numerous private and corporate parties, events and showcases. Other memorable career moments include collaborating with the likes of Boney M, Dave van Vuuren and Loyiso Bala; sharing stages with artists such as Snow Patrol, Carole Samaha and Lira, and performing in front of celebrities like Elton John, Liz Hurley, Annie Lennox, Lance Armstrong and Dr Robert Rey, amongst others.
Further international recognition include playlisting on international satellite channel CMusic TV, being chosen by The Guardian (UK) as one of its “Musical Movers and Shakers” from across the Globe in its “March Best Music from Around the Map”, and song submissions from top international songwriters and instrumental music producers, including Tony Hiller and the celebrated Mike Batt.
Sterling EQ’s latest album, PULSE, was released in August 2012 under the EMI label. The band had previously released 2 studio albums as an Indie – Sterling Speel Afrikaans in 2010 and Nova in 2009 – as well as a live DVD, Sterling EQ Live in Concert (2010). All three releases were nominated for SAMA’s (and Sterling Speel Afrikaans for a Tempo Award), with the Live DVD clinching the coveted award in 2011.
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Sterling tours extensively, performing over 120 shows per year,which include concerts, festivals, media events, corporate events and showcases, fundraisers, etc. The quartet has performed in 8 different countries, to live audiences of up to 50,000, during live worldwide television broadcasts and to top international celebs, and the have shared stages with top names in global music. Some highlights include:
PERFORMED FOR INTERNATIONAL CELEBS LIKE:
Elizabeth Hurley, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Lance Armstrong, Dr Robert Rey 90210, Wilbur Smith
SHARED STAGES AND/OR COLLABORATED WITH:
Bon ... ey M, Snow Patrol, Carole Samaha, Phil Perry, Johnny Clegg, Loyiso Bala, Lira, Soweto Gospel Choir & more
PERFORMED AT INTERNATIONAL EVENTS LIKE
World Travel Awards (Europe), Turkey, 2013
World Travel Awards (Middle East), Dubai, 2009 & 2012
World Travel Awards Grand Finale, India, 2012
Dunhill party, Dubai, 2009
Royal party, Seychelles, 2009 & 2013
Numerous events in neighbouring African countries such as Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland
PERFORMED AT TOP SOUTH AFRICAN EVENTS SUCH AS:
Standard Bank Joy of Jazz Festival
SAMA Awards Show
SA Pop Idols
Indian Premiere League (IPL)
Cape Town stadium launch
FIFA Congress Opening Ceremony & Official FIFA World Cup Banquet
Nederburg Wine Auction
Gary Player Invitational
World Travel Awards
World AIDS Day Spectacular
Numerous local arts festivals including KKNK, Cultivaria, Whale Festival, Champagne Festival, Wacky Wine, etc
Shoprite / Checkers Woman of the Year Awards
And 100s more!
* Big Concerts * Primedia * EMI Live * O’mage * VWV * Foschini * Sun International * Tsogo Sun *
* Maserati * BMW * Ferrari * Volkswagen * Ford * Audi * Environ * Virgin Active * Distell *
* Big Talk Entertainment * About Entertainment * Hands On * Aleit * Star Trackers * Afrodizzyacts *
* Vodacom * Bidvest * Nedbank * ABSA * Standard Bank * Investec * Sanlam * Old Mutual * Petrosa *
* Telkom * Newmedia * KFC * Wilbur Smith * numerous private clients and 100s more corporates! *
Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Casinos Christening Christmas Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Concerts / Tours Corporate Event Dinner Party Jewish Wedding Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Trade Show / Exhibitions
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