Meet Hana Zreikat, Nillumbik Performing Artist in Residence
Published on 03 July 2023
Living & Learning Nillumbik are excited to welcome Hana Zreikat: Nillumbik Performing Artist in Residence.
Hana Zreikat is an award-winning singer-songwriter, a composer and concert pianist, with Jordanian/Greek heritage and her own experiences growing up in Australia.
Hana’s classically trained piano skills and intuitive vocals create music reminiscent of Regina Spector, Yiruma and Missy Higgins; with creations that explore intricacies of life, love and identity. Her works have been performed locally and worldwide. She has also composed and conducted for organisations such as the Australian National Academy of Music, The Australian Children’s Choir, Creativity Australia, The Chamber Strings of Melbourne and The Ballarat Symphony Orchestra.
In 2021, Hana released her debut album Black Balloons and 2023 sees the release of her second album Butterfly.
During this residency, Hana will be creating a new performance piece involving stories and traditional music from her cultural heritage. This will incorporate spoken word/storytelling and music.
Songs & Stories from the Maori World
Join Hana Zreikat (Australia/Jordan) and Te Reiroa Sellars (Aotearoa/ New Zealand) for this special event exploring the importance of music and connection within community. Through games, music and storytelling, this session aims to gift our community with alternative perspectives about the roles of integrity, collective emotional expression and natural cycles within community life.
This event is part of the Songs and Stories series, which explores music, culture and storytelling with the help of guest artists from around the world.
When: Sunday 23rd July, 5pm
Where: The Pavilion
Eltham Neighbourhood House.
Click here to book your place