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World renowned headphone manufacturer Grado Labs is delighted to announce that international rising star young violinist, Francesca Dardani, has agreed to act as the ‘Grado Ambassador’ to the London 2012 Festival.
Francesca will be performing in the Aldeburgh World Orchestra which comprises young musicians from 30 countries and has been brought together for the Olympic Games. The orchestra will perform a series of concerts as part of the London 2012 Festival, including a Proms performance at the Royal Albert Hall.
Francesca will be keeping a diary and posting about her experiences with the orchestra on her facebook page. She was offered her ‘Ambassadorial’ role after contacting the company to say how much she loved her new Grado RS2i headphones.
“Because music is everything to me, I needed headphones that enable me to enjoy every nuance and emotion in a performance. My Grado RS2i do the job amazingly well and their cool wooden finish reminds me of my violin. They’re almost another musical instrument.”
Aged 24, Francesca has performed in Italy, Austria, Sweden, Holland, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, and in world famous venues such as London’s Royal Albert Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Amongst other places, she studied under Prof. Lewis Kaplan (of the Juilliard School) and graduated with a first class honours degree in music from New York’s Mannes College of Music. She is currently studying with Krzysztof Wegrzyn in Hannover and with Richard Deakin in London and will obtain a masters degree from the London Royal Academy of Music next year.