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Born and raised in Auckland, Marian started playing the classical violin when she was six years old and has played in many orchestras and chamber groups untill 1992.
A qualified Primary School Teacher, Marian is the music specialist at Marina Veiw School in Auckland, teaching New Entrants up to Form Two level.
In 1992 she found herself playing on a local Country Music Club stage. Her first experience of real "Country Fiddle" playing. She was encouraged by friends to focus more on band work and so decided to "Go Country"
She then went on to win the Auckland Country Music awards and from there, the New Zealand Country Music Entertainer of the Year in 1993.......................
|Page Designd By: Frank Lundberg 2002|
|2000 Winning entry in the "Sing a Song" competition for T.V.N.Z. Maggiies Garden Show.|
|Awards & Qualifications|
|1986 Diploma of teaching at Auckland College of Education
Associate Trinity College of
London - Violin
|1993 Auckland Country Music Awards: Overall Winner. Senior Group Winner, Instrumental Section Winner, Best Entertainer Trophy and Overall Runner-up|
|1997 Won the N.Z. Viewers' Vote on the T.V.N.Z Showcase programme|
|1993 New Zealand Country Music Entertainer of the Year. Overall Winner|
|Music Playing is: "The Orange Blossom Special"|