13 February 2017
Slot for vocal training now available!
A slot has now been made available for vocal tuition on a one-to-one basis with Julie Zahra. The session is on Tuesdays between 4 - 5pm on a first-come-first-serve basis, available to students/adults ages 10+.
The Maltese vocalist who represented Malta in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest and whose performance intrigued the BBC commentator Terry Wogan, who commented “At last we hear some proper singing”. Julie is the Maltese singer whose 2004 performance got Malta to the finals of the Eurovision song contest and made her a leading pop singer in Malta, later embarking on a world tour with performances in the UK and the United States.
Julie extended her talents to acting and starred in many major TV adverts in Malta. Other projects over the years have included various theatre productions, leading roles in musical performances such as Mayzie la Bird in Seussical, Fantine in Les Miserables and Christine in the Phantom of the Opera.
After gaining a lot of publicity, Julie was offered a contract with Sony BMG in 2004 by which time she had already won various Festivals in Europe. Her strong dedication to teaching and classical music led her to pull out of mainstream music to pursue further studies and complete a degree in Sociology and a Post graduate in teaching. She moved to the UK shortly after. .
In the UK Julie restarted her music career and studies showing influences ranging from Classical to Jazz and in 2009 gave an astounding performance of a collection of Jazz and pop numbers in an acoustic setting accompanied by Jimi Savage on a single guitar. Julie was signed with a UK independent company and during this period she has collaborated with various major players including Roger Waters and Andrea Marongiu, Crystal Fighters. She has also worked and released an EP of a mix of Jazz inspired cool alternative songs entitled No Loving with producer Owen Caruana – Music Identity UK and master engineer Christian Wright of Abbey Road Studios. Julie has given classical recitals in the UK and her repertoire ranges from oratorio and arias singing in English, Italian, French and German languages.
Julie is currently based in Malta, performing and teaching both Music and vocal coaching to various students.
Call Masquerade on 2124 6619 / 7979 3737 for further information