Violinist Jess Hindin will play us into the new year as she joins the crew on stage once again for Luck of the Irish, kicking off January 22nd 2018 in Remuera.
Jess gained a Performance Violin Degree with First Class Honours at the University of Auckland, before travelling to Ireland to fiddle in a traditional Irish show in Galway. While there she successfully auditioned for Barrage, an international touring world music show based in Alberta, Canada. After almost six years of touring, including television appearances in Great Britain, Europe, USA and China she returned home to New Zealand to continue her profession as a freelance musician.
She has performed on stage alongside well-known entertainers including Harry Connick Jr and Elaine Page, and Kiwi singers Boh Runga, Hayley Westenra and Ladyhawke. Her string quartet has been part of the band for many other televised shows including New Zealand’s Got Talent, and X Factor. In 2015 she was appointed Musical Director of Sistema Aotearoa, a music program in South Auckland providing an avenue for social change through free orchestral musical education for over 400 primary aged children.
The last time Jess performed with Operatunity was 2017’s first concert Waltz of my Heart, so help us welcome her back to the Operatunity stage in 2018!
See Jess and her fantastic fiddling along-side Sue & John, Bonnie, Karl, Bryony Williams and pianist Paul Carnegie-Jones for this show of ballads, limericks and classic Irish jokes, touring 23 venues across NZ from January 22 – February 23.