[GZ] Secret Garden - Concert of New Year's Romantic Night (Dec 28)
2009-December-2 Source: www.lifeofguangzhou.com
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Secret Garden is a well-known Irish-Norwegian duo playing new age music, sometimes known as neo-classical music. The duo is composed by Rolf Lvland a Norwegian pianist and Fionnuala Sherry, a violinist. In 1995, they won the Eurovision Song Contest with predominantly instrumental piece "Nocturne". In the following year, they made their first album Songs from a Secret Garden which sold one million copies around the world. It was a great success and stayed on new age charts for 101 weeks. Combining ethereal Irish tunes, Norwegian folk music and classical music, Secret Garden is unabashedly romantic and absolutely gorgeous.

Rolf Lvland is a Norwegian composer. Together with Fionnuala Sherry, he formed Secret Garden where he plays keyboards. He began composing at an early age and grew up studying at Kristiansand Music Conservatory. After receiving his Masters degree from the Norwegian Institute of Music in Oslo, he went on to composed famous songs such as "You Raise Me Up". Lvland has won the Eurovision Song Contest twice, composing "La det swinge" in 1985 and "Nocturne" in 1995, bringing home Norway's first two titles.

Fionnuala Sherry

is an Irish violinist and vocalist. Sherry grew up and went to school in Naas in Kildare County, Ireland. Born into a musical family that ignited her passion for music at an early age, she started to play the violin at the age of eight. At fifteen she moved to Dublin to study music and graduated with honors from Trinity College in Dublin, and the College of Music. She was played for the RT Concert Orchestra where she stayed for 10 years before co-founding Secret Garden in 1994 where her unique violin virtuosity provides the heartstrings, voice and wings for Lovland's compositions.

Date: 20:00, December 28, 2009

Venue: Century Hall, Guangzhou Baiyun Intenational Convention Center

Tickets: 180/280/480/680/880/1280 RMB

Tel: 020- 38306557, 37601762

Editor: Miranda
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