Congratulations Isabella Ingrassia - winner of the first GuitarsOnline "Rising Star Award"

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Congratulations Isabella Ingrassia - winner of the first GuitarsOnline "Rising Star Award"

About Isabella Ingrassia
Isabella Ingrassia is a current student of Michael MacManus. At only 14 years of age, she has had the privilege to play in masterclasses for Lorenzo Micheli, Tim Kainand Thibaut Garcia.

In 2017 Isabella performed in the Melbourne Guitar Festival competition and also as a featured performer at a festival demonstration concert by Guitars Online.

In 2018, Isabella is expanding her performance opportunities by entering numerous local and interstate eisteddfods.

Recently she was awarded a travel scholarship to partake in the Sydney Eisteddfod in July.
Isabella has also been invited to open this year's Melbourne Guitar Festival by presenting a 10 min performance at the festival opening concert of Stephanie Jones.

Isabella loves guitar and wishes to pursue a career as a musician when she is older.

Performer: Isabella Ingrassia
Interpreting: Sakura (Cherryblossom trad.)
Guitar: Juan Hernadez Cedar Luthier Guitar

Performer: Isabella Ingrassia
Repertoire 1: Sakura, arranged by Yuquijiro Yocoh
Repertoire 2: La Gatica, by Antonio Lauro

About the GuitarsOnline Rising Star Award

The GuitarsOnline Rising Star Award is a new, but prestigious recognition of up-and-coming guitar talent - at the core of the GuitarsOnline commitment to identifying, supporting and developing the next generation of classical and flamenco guitar performers. 

The winner of each monthly award will be recorded and featured as part of GuitarsOnline Performance Showcase, YouTube channel and also will have the opportunity of performing at the GuitarsOnline concert series and recitals. 

Students, their representatives and their teachers are invited to nominate guitar talent for consideration. 

About Michael McManus

To put it simply, I am a dedicated teacher and performer! 

I am proud to say I have had a very positive impact on the culture of classical guitar in Australia and direction of emerging talent.

I maintain a private studio in Mernda with some of Australia's finest young players. I love working with these musicians, they help motivate me and keep me on my toes! I always strive to encourage, motivate and guide them along the path of achieving their goals! 

In 2014 I co-founded Australia's largest classical guitar organisation, the Melbourne Guitar Foundation. Part of my work here involves organising an international concert series and Australia's largest annual classical guitar festival and competition. Which is great fun!

I am a member of the award winning Melbourne Guitar Quartet and perform regularly at the Melbourne Recital Centre as a "Local Heroes Artist".

I am also an examiner at guitar eisteddfods and the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School.

Evan Jones