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About Monique

Monique diMattina is an Australian pianist/composer and singer/songwriter.
Her most recent album ‘TIDES’ is her third solo piano release.
Monique has also released three jazz/pop/roots albums as singer/songwriter.
Monique is known for writing bespoke songs on air to listener requests (ABC /TripleR) and for her compositions for film/stage. She has lived in NYC and Melbourne, and has been the recipient of many prizes including Fulbright, Queens Trust and Australia Council awards.

Monique is currently developing her musical STELLA: The Miles Franklin Story for a 2025 theatrical debut.
Monique teaches at the VCA (Melbourne Conservatorium of Music) and Monash University jazz departments and is a Yamaha artist.

Acclaimed Australian pianist/composer and singer/songwriter Monique diMattina has recorded and performed extensively since the early 2000’s.

Monique has released three solo piano albums in filmic and neo-classical styles, and three jazz/pop albums as singer/songwriter, including the critically acclaimed ‘Nola’s Ark’, recorded in New Orleans with producer Mark Bingham (R.E.M. Cassandra Wilson), Leroy Jones, Matt Perrine and June Yamagishi. Monique has composed music for various film and stage projects, and is known for her ABC and Triple R radio segment ‘Shaken Not Rehearsed’, writing and performing songs within an hour, to listener requests.

Her latest release TIDES for solo piano comprises ten piano miniatures, composed and recorded during the 2020 Melbourne lockdown.

Her latest release TIDES for solo piano comprises ten piano miniatures, composed and recorded during the 2020 Melbourne lockdown.

Review

“An astonishing player, songwriter and singer” – Music Roots & Style

“The tones and the groove are as laid-back as they are honey quilted” – Sydney Morning Herald

“..a touch, tone and sensitivity at the keyboard which can only be found in artists of high calibre. A beautiful listening experience.” – Dr Tony Gould

“A luscious soundscape – the thinking person’s zen escape.” – Village Voice, NYC

“Jazz smarts sculpt elegant pop” – ABC Limelight

“Sophisticated and playful” – Dave Graney, 3RRR

“Blossom Dearie meets Rickie Lee Jones” – Billy Pinell, JB HiFi magazine.

©℗ 2023 by Monique diMattina