Celebrated as the 'angel of André Rieu', the Australian-Dutch soprano Mirusia is in full swing forging her own career as a solo artist. Her recent album ‘From the Heart’ and tour of the same name has received outstanding reviews and has touched the hearts of many audiences. Her performances have been declared; “heart-warming, personal and they leave you no choice but to love Mirusia.”
Mirusia studied opera at the Queensland Conservatorium in Australia and at the age of 21 was announced as the youngest ever recipient of the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award. After graduation, her career blossomed when she toured the world for 10 years as a featured soloist with the Johann Strauss Orchestra. This much loved orchestra is based in Maastricht, Netherlands and is lead by the acclaimed violinist, André Rieu. The stadium-size concerts have forwarded Mirusia a wonderful opportunity of singing before country leaders, royalty and millions of fans and all have marvelled at the clarity, dexterity and the exquisite sound of her voice.
Her solo career is flourishing with many extensive and successful tours of Australia and internationally and her solo recordings always place highly on the Australian Aria Album and DVD chart rankings. In 2016 the album “This Time Tomorrow” and the DVD of the same name, both ranked in the top 10 for many weeks, with the CD reaching the number one position for best-selling classical crossover album and DVD reaching #1 on the Australian Music DVD Charts. Her new album “From The Heart” is already selling exceptionally well in Europe and is set for its Australian release later this year.
Mirusia resides in Brisbane, Australia with her husband Youri and when not touring she invests in the lives of other young, talented up and coming Australian sopranos; teaching and producing recordings. Mirusia is also the International Ambassador for the Australian Children's Music Foundation and she is also the Ambassador of the Redland Foundation.
Graeme Press (Mirusia’s Music Director) about Mirusia: “Her voice is true and pure over her entire range, register and repertoire. Her performances are consistently flawless; being both alluring and charming … and the audience never fails to leave a concert feeling entertained and enriched - A delightful person on and off the stage and worthy of the acclaim and recognition that she receives.”
André Rieu about Mirusia: “I’m proud to have been there from the start and to see her career take off. After having worked with this incredibly talented young lady I can only wish her all the best in her solo career.“
• Full name: Mirusia Louwerse
• Birthday: 29th of March
• Speaks English and Dutch fluently, and a little German
• Released six solo albums
• Studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music under Gregory Massingham
• Her version of Schubert's “Ave Maria” has over 27 million views on YouTube
• Only classical artist with a ARIA No. 1 Chart Award for charting at Number One on the ARIA Classical and Pop Charts
• International Ambassador of the 'Australian Children's Music Foundation' and the Redland Foundation
• Youngest winner of the Joan Sutherland Opera Award
• Title latest album: From the Heart
• Named “The Unconventional Pop Star” by Australian media
• Named “The Angel of Australia” by André Rieu