Emily Granger Harpist
American-born, Australian-based Emily Granger effortlessly straddles the worlds of classical, popular, and art music – including glittering appearances with Yo-Yo Ma, Sarah Blasko, and Renée Fleming. Emily’s considerable talent finds her equally at home in intimate chamber recitals and thrilling performances of daring new works.
Emily has performed recitals from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center and has appeared with the Chicago, Sydney, and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. Her debut solo album, In Transit (AVIE Records), was Featured Album on ABC Classic and 2MBS Fine Music Sydney. 2022 appearances include concerts with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Ensemble Offspring, Music in the Regions and Musica Viva tours, and concerto appearances with the Brisbane Philharmonic and Orange Symphony Orchestra. She studied at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University with Susann McDonald and the Chicago College of Performing Arts with Sarah Bullen.
Emily was a 2021 Art Music Award Finalist for Performance of the Year. When not “concertizing”, Emily can be found in the backcountry embracing her love of the wilderness. She’s not only walked the entire length of New Zealand and Spain but also climbed Australia’s 15 highest mountains and walked to Newcastle from her home in Tempe.
Limelight Magazine – “American Harpist, Emily Ann Granger delivered a defiant demonstration, not just of impressive virtuosity, but of eye-opening versatility as well.”
Danielle Baynes – Narrator
Danielle Baynes is an actor, writer and director based in Sydney. A graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Danielle has also studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London.
As a playwright and performer, Danielle developed her show Bicycle at the Stella Adler Academy, New York. Bicycle premiered at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016 to critical acclaim and went on to have a sell-out Sydney season at the iconic Old Fitz Theatre.
Danielle is a prominent voice artist across animation, commercials and narration. Credits include Ghosts of Time, Sally Bollywood, and the live stage shows of Adventure Time, Power Rangers, and Angelina Ballerina. Danielle has narrated many Australian audiobooks including Seven Types of Ambiguity, The Choke and the upcoming The Lucky Galah.
Danielle’s debut short film Cold Hearts, co-written and directed with Yolanda Ramke, was nominated for a 2016 Australian Writers Guild Award (AWGIE) and won Best Narrative Short and Exceptional Emerging Artist: Acting awards at the Hollywood Film Festival. Cold Hearts was the recipient of Deluxe Australia’s Heartbeat Fund and recently played in competition at the Academy Award accredited Flickerfest Short Film Festival.
In 2017, Danielle was selected for a prized internship at Big Light Productions in London, shadowing the writers on Season 3 of Medici: Masters of Florence.
Danielle is represented as an actor by Sophie Jermyn Management.