Strelitzia gives you the best of both worlds – the elegance and class of the Cello and Piano performing beautiful classical music, as well as the charm of classic Jazz, the buzz of Broadway and the vitality and soul of contemporary favourites from The Beatles to Ben Folds, and everything in between. Strelitzia can provide featured or background entertainment tailored to any event, and can also organise and perform with singers or extra instrumentalists.
Strelitzia is known for providing personalised, flexible and professional entertainment for a wide variety of audiences and is perfect for adding a touch of style and excitement to any event. The Musicians Strelitzia is a duo of two talented and vibrant young women – Eleanor Betts (Cello) and Lindsay Gilroy (Piano) are both First Class Honours graduates of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and have been performing together for the past seven years. They have been described as “…a duo of highly gifted musicians which exhibit performances of continuous distinction…an impressive talent worth nurturing” (North Shore Times) and have impressed and captivated audiences all over NSW and further afield. In mid 2008 they traveled overseas to perform and study with many internationally renowned artists on full scholarship at the Toronto Summer Music Festival in Canada and were highly praised for their skillful, passionate and musically exciting performances.
The girls have been invited to perform at numerous high profile events, such as the launch of the Australian of the Year in 2005, the 2005 Pink Ribbon Breakfast, the 2006 Annual Conference of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, and events such as An Elegant Diversion at Vaucluse House for the Historic Houses Trust. While maintaining a busy concert schedule in Sydney, the duo is also in demand for performances at corporate events, private functions and weddings. Equally at home performing on stage, TV or radio, both women have extensive experience in almost all the major function centres, churches and performance spaces in Sydney and have performed in live broadcasts for Channel 9, the ABC, SBS and 2MBS-FM.