Europe Gala Ceremony 2012

6 October 2012 – Algarve

Europe

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Ela Clark

Host

Ela Clark

Ela Clark, who hosted Miss World Portugal 2011, is a multi-lingual Brittish Actress and Live Host. Born in Devon, brought up in Portugal, France and Germany, she started her career as a sports model for Gossard and Berlei. Ela soon realised her place was in front of the camera and went on to win a scholarship at a top London drama school.

Inspired by her creative family, who has worked in the industry with the likes of Jackie Chan, Dolph Lundgren, Heath Ledger, and Keanu Reeves, Ela has starred on TV, in the theatre and on the radio.

In her latest action film, due for release later this year, she’ll be giving Lara Croft a run for her money.

Fuse

Act

FUSE are virtuoso musicians Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee who harness their bespoke and world exclusive Swarovski Crystal electric violins, seizing classic pop, cross-over and club tracks.

FUSE’s eponymous debut album was released through Edel/Universal Records. The results are innovative but loving reinterpretations of hit anthems for the violin.

Their style is more akin to that of a guitar player, with more soul and electricity – literally! Francis Rossi appears on the album version of Quo’s ‘Down Down’, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd offered his services as a drummer and Roger Daltrey asked Linzi and Ben to support him!

To celebrate the release of their album FUSE are the only string group in the world to exclusively collaborate with Swarovski Crystal to create the most expensive electric violins ever made! Each violin has over 50,000 crystals, each individually applied to the bespoke carbon-kevlar Bridge violin body. Each FUSE Signature Swarovski violin is worth over $1,500,000 and was launched to the media in-store at the world famous Harrods.

In 2012 Ben Lee became the four-time Guinness World Record as the Fastest Violin Player in the world. Ben performed “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov at over 15 notes per second making him the first player in history to break the magic-minute mark – Ben can proclaim to now have the fastest fingers in the world!

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Natasha Marsh

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Natasha Marsh

This beautiful opera singer graduated in music and drama at Birmingham University in the UK and won a coveted scholarship to the Royal College of Music. With many critically-acclaimed performances under her belt, Natasha wanted to expand on her experiences and earlier this year stepped in to the recording studio for the first time. She recorded her debut album, ’Amour’, which hit the top of the Classical Chart week one and has cemented Natasha as one of the most exciting opera exports the UK has celebrated for over a decade.

Natasha made her critically acclaimed debut with Grange Park Opera singing Jacqueline in Fortunio by André Messager; she returned to sing the role of Governess in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw. The press responded with the same passion “Natasha Marsh confirms her star potential… “a Felicity Lott in the making” (Sunday Times); “Natasha Marsh breathed enough night-sweat into the phrase ‘he could see how well I do his bidding’ to steam up the theatre. Hers is a wonderful performance of gradual unhinging, sung and phrased with levels of suggestion rarely heard…” (The Times).

Natasha tours the UK and Europe extensively, performing live at events such as the Carling Cup final at Wembley Stadium, where she sang the National Anthem. She has appeared as a special guest for artists including Il Divo, Jose Carreras, Russell Watson, and has recently mesmerized audiences all over the country. Both her beautiful debut album ‘AMOUR’ and her second album ‘NATASHA MARSH’ put her firmly on the map as a celebrated international recording artist.

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Colin Viera is a young Portuguese talent who is rapidly becoming an internationally-recognized professional dancer. After his participation on the TV show "So you think you Can Dance?" he became famous in Portugal as a choreographer and dancer. His extensive curriculum included special appearances in the biggest ballet companies, casinos and advertisements in the United States. He is currently the artistic director and choreographer of LEGACY and held several jobs with Warehouse 13, with the company DNA. He has especially created, for World Travel Awards Europe Ceremony, a dance journey about Fado and the Ocean, and his importance of Portuguese life and culture.

Colin Viera

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