Singing pianist

Grace Murray

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Singing pianist
Glasgow
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Grace is a flautist, pianist, singer, piccolo player and private teacher based in Glasgow, looking for work in the UK.

Grace Murray MPerf(Dist) PGDip(Dist) BMus(Hons) studied flute with Emer McDonough and Gitte Marcusson as a scholar and Edward & Helen Hague award-winner on the Royal College of Music's MPerf course, where she graduated from with distinction in July 2018. She was a semi-finalist in the RCM Spring Concerto Competition. Grace has performed at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; The Bridgewater Hall; Glasgow Royal Concert Hall; Glasgow City Halls and Kensington Palace in the presence of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. She was a member of the Hallé Youth Orchestra and studied at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music before winning a scholarship to study on the BMus (Hons) course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, where she graduated from in July 2016. At RCS, Grace studied flute with Katherine Bryan (Royal Scottish National Orchestra), Richard Blake (The Orchestra of Scottish Opera) and Ruth Morley (Red Note, Hebrides Ensemble). During her undergraduate course, Grace was principal flute of the RCS Symphony Orchestra and won apprenticeship schemes with the RSNO & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, as well as working with The Orchestra of Scottish Opera and touring opera company, 'Raucous Rossini'. She has also taken part in side-by-side schemes with The Hallé, BBC Concert Orchestra and Royal Opera House, and held principal flute seats with Glasgow Philharmonia and the Women of the World Festival Orchestra. Never one to entertain the idea of spare time, Grace also studied piccolo with Janet Richardson (RSNO), jazz flute with Paul Towndrow (Scottish National Jazz Orchestra), conducting with Nigel Boddice and piano accompaniment with Scott Mitchell during her BMus course. Outside college, she currently tours the UK with her ceilidh band 'The Brogues' and folk duo 'Two Far Flung'. Grace has worked as accompanist, conductor and director of various community choirs in England and Scotland, having been a Denstone College Chapel Chorister herself for 5 years. She also has her grade 8 in alto saxophone and has been leading her church worship band for over 10 years.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Modern jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Jazz fusion, Easy listening, Originals, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Karaoke, Top 40, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching
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Song list

I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John
Mind Trick - Jamie Cullum
Human - The Killers
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
When The Right One Comes Along - Striking Matches
My Funny Valentine
There Will Never Be Another You
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Over The Rainbow
My Girl - Otis Redding
Loch Lomond
Wild Mountain Thyme
Red Red Rose
Auld Lang Syne
Caledonia - Dougie MacLean
Le Onde - Ludovico Einuadi
Primavera - Ludovico Einaudi
Meet Me In The Morning Light - Micah Gilbert
Original ambient piano improvisations
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
All About You
All Of Me
Another Man's Shoes
Beautiful Day
Best Friend
Budapest
Cheap Thrills
Cup Song
Dance With Me Tonight
Don’t Know Why
Fields Of Gold
Free Fallin'
Gotta Have You
Grow Old With Me
Had A Bad Day
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
Here There And Everywhere
Hey Jude
Hey Soul Sister
Hold Back The River
Ho Hey
Hung The Moon
I Believe In Us
I Like You
I Only Wanna Be With You
I Try
I Won't Back Down
I Won’t Give Up
I’m Yours
Johnson Boulevard
Jolene - Ray LaMontagne
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel, and Bruno Mars)
Kiss Me
Love Her For A While
Love Song
Lucky (Britney Spears, and Jason Mraz with Colbie Caillat)
Lullaby Of Birdland
Meanwhile Back At Mama's
Misty
More Than Words
Oh My Sweet Carolina
Only You
Shallow
Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Such A Simple Thing
Take It Easy
The Nearness Of You
To Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan/Billy Joel/Adele
Trouble (Sam Outlaw, and Ray LaMontagne)
True Colours
Where The Sky Is
Wherever I Go
Wildflowers
Windows Are Rolled Down
You Can't Hurry Love
You've Got A Friend

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Pete M, 3 months ago

Hi Al and Grace, We just wanted to say thanks so much for playing at our wedding! You guys did a superb job and we loved the Orcadian Strip The Willow idea for our first dance, you were great at calling it and it was brilliant to see all our best friends and family up dancing with us. We all loved your fun mix of music too, you were very accommodating. We have the best memories from our very special day. Love Hannah and Pete 🙂

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Susan F, 3 months ago

“I wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much we appreciated your playing at the wedding, it certainly went well with so many folk up dancing… Thank you also for accommodating a last minute change to the first dance… Thank you again, we would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.”