Nicole Dagostino

The Australian accordionist, Nicole Dagostino, started playing the accordion at age eleven. She studied at Edith Cowan University, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Perth Western Australia completing a Bachelor of Education, Majoring in Music and Drama from (2002- 2005). She received a scholarship for the Golden Key International Honour Society Award, in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement and excellence in education studies.

Nicole Dagostino is Perth’s foremost accordionist. She has concretised throughout Western Australia earning praise such as, "a once-in-a-lifetime experience". She has performed as a soloist amongst many corporate venues and settings in Perth, including winery festivals, spring in the valley tours, and various corporate indoor and outdoor 'swaave' functions. She has worked and performed with National Artists including: Graeme Lyall, Darryl Somers, James Morrison, Don Burrows, Joe Chindamo, Rove Mc Manus, Darryl Braithwaite, Patrick McMann, Tony, Pantano and late: The Drifters, Peter Puccini, Ross Maio, David Krygger, Eddie Stazack, to mention a few. She has also toured Western Australia with Ireland’s finest dance and music phenomenon; Ceol Chirrai- ‘Spirit of the Dance Tour Australia’. Nicole currently performs with ‘France’s divine elegance’- Pascale Michel in a 4 piece French ensemble. She has been working with Pascale for 7 years, alluding to the exotic sounds of France and French cabaret.

Nicole was an accredited member of the Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra: Composers Ensemble (WAYJO) from 2002-2005- performing accordion for selected orchestral pieces composed by Perth Artists. She was also an active member of the Perth Accordion Orchestra, directed by Mr. David Krygger- performing for many audiences and venues W.A wide.

She has endured many years in Musical productions as an accordionist; Fiddler on the Roof (St Hilda’s, Opera in Company, WAAPA, Mercedes College, Newman College) and Marco Polo (Camelot Theatre) and has been appointed Musical Director for Musicals including (Company (2004), Club Gargouille Part 2 (2007), Club Gargouille- Series 3 (2008,) under direction and creation of Mr. George White.

Her repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the Contemporary- touching on a dash of Western Tradition Classical and 20th Century pieces, a splash of Irish Gigues, a hint of German Polkas, an array of Italian Waltzes, Tango’s, and Tarantella’s, and a mixture of French Favourites- including all of Piaf repertoire.

Nicole Dagostino has recorded with Perth phenomenon Mace Francis (from the late Mace Francis Orchestra), and has recently recorded with Miss Grace Barbe from the Seychelles, in a reggae/soul setting, in which one of the songs on the album was awarded 1st place in the WAMI songwriters award, and ranked on the Top 100 Triple J Hits (2008). She is currently involved with a recording project for Perth Artist Ryan Webb, (Soundbaker Records- Rob Agostini (2008).)

Nicole Dagostino is also active as an educator, and Secondary Music Teacher- having taught young students to be involved in Music from a young age. She will aspire to inspire the musicians of tomorrow to the wonderful world of music...

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