Dec. 9, 2006 – Catherine Duc (www.catherineduc.com), award-winning Australian composer and musician, has won another major award. This time she was chosen from a talented field of thousands of international artists and named ‘Instrumental Artist of The Year’ in the 16th Annual International Los Angeles Music Awards.
The Los Angeles Music Awards encourages musicians from all over the globe to reach out to the Music Capital of the World, and gain much deserved respect and exposure for their abundant, if undiscovered, talent. Now in it’s 16th year, the awards gala was held on November 9 at the Music Box Theatre. Past winners who have gone on to critical acclaim and mainstream success include Paula Abdul, Jackson Browne, System of a Down, Jack Black and the Black Eyed Peas. The show is internationally recognized as the top independent music awards in the world.
Catherine melds Celtic and world-music melodies with contemporary rhythms and cinematic elements on her album ‘Visions and Dreams’. Her CD has gained radio airplay internationally. Positive reviews from an admiring press and industry insiders have come rolling in. Artist, Repertiore and International Licensing magazine stated: “As an award winning composer, Catherine Duc has an achieved an excellent cohesive tone… a truly inspired collection of work”. International Music Online describes Catherine’s album as: “A remarkable piece of work from a remarkably accomplished musician composer.” Renee Gelpi, host with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Galaxy service raves: “Your music on Visions and Dreams is glorious. Excellent writing and arranging brings out exciting emotions. Loved it.” Download.com says: “It’s hardly surprising that this Melbourne composer has a film degree, her ambient soundscapes could easily find their way onto a movie soundtrack: a coming-of-age tale, say, set in a mysterious foreign land, with Duc’s mix of Celtic folk winds, lush synth washes, and pulsing percussion underlining a dramatic meeting of cultures.”
Catherine’s music is ideal for creating atmospheric moods for film, TV and other multimedia productions and is available for licensing. She has a degree in film music from the London School of Creative Studies.
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