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Ria Soemardjo

Performer

Born in Melbourne of Australian/Indonesian descent, Ria Soemardjo has established herself in Australia as a skilled and sensitive performer of songs in the highly refined and soulful Javanese classical tradition. Ria draws on a deep respect for this tradition in her song writing and collaborative projects. Her distinctive vocal style and ability to absorb a diverse range of musical influences have led to regular collaborations with other highly respected performers, across genres including contemporary and trad world, to jazz and improvisation. Ria regularly performs original compositions with her trio, Fine Blue Threat, and has received multiple Green Room nominations for her compositions and live music performance for dance works with dancer Ros Warby.