Speakers Profile - Katie Noonan

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With a voice whose haunting beauty and expressive range has been described as pop coloratura, Katie Noonan has performed throughout Australia and in England, Scotland, Ireland and Japan. Best known for her work with george - their debut album Polyserena debuted at number 1 and went on to sell in excess of double platinum and their second album Unity has gone Gold. Her other major project - the jazz trio Elixir - has also achieved great commercial success, with its debut album entering the charts at number 24 and staying in the Top 30 for five weeks in 2003.

Moonlighting in jazz, pop and opera, she has appeared in sold-out concerts with the Sydney Symphony, The Adelaide Symphony, West Australian Symphony and Queensland Orchestras, she has sung alongside Oscar winning composer Howard Shore and Oz jazz great Paul Gravowsky and her soprano mother Maggie Noonan in their opera/jazz project Two of a Kind.

Career Highlights Include:
*Performance with george at Opening Ceremony of 2003 Rugby World Cup - Sydney Australia (televised internationally)
*Performance with george at 2002 ARIA Awards - Sydney Australia (televised nationally)
* Performance of National Anthem at 2004 NRL Grand Final - Sydney Australia (televised nationally)
* In excess of 100,000 copies combined sales of george & elixir recordings - Australia, New Zealand, Japan commercial releases through Festival Mushroom Records & Sony Music Japan
* Guest Soloist with Sydney Symphony Orchestra of the Lord of the Rings Symphony - July 2004
*Performance of Jon Lord's Symphony with Sydney Symphony Orchestra at he Opera House with 'george' , Sydney Australia 2002