Duo Sterling

Location: Based in Cape Town

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Biography

A “downsized” version of the SAMA award-winning instrumental pop group, the Sterling EQ Duo (consisting of electric violin and cello, electric violin and flute, or electric cello and flute) is the perfect entertainment for smaller events where more understated entertainment, yet top quality talent, is required.

The duo performs an eclectic mix of songs inspired by many eras of music, and can offer vibey background music, or a more featured performance.  The standard offering is 2 x 45 minute sets with backing tracks; however longer or shorter sets can be customised for the event. 

Known for changing the face of instrumental music in South Africa and beyond with their extraordinary fusion of virtuosity and fresh beats, Sterling EQ boasts four successful releases, three major music awards, over 900 live performances across 13 countries since 2007, and tens of thousands of followers worldwide. They have performed for live audiences of up to 40,000, and on live broadcasts to millions of global television viewers.

The multiple award-winning instrumental pop group is made up of celebrated flautist Carina Bruwer who is also well-known for her record-breaking marathon swimming feats, ace violinist Luca Hart and the enchanting Ariella Caira on cello – three Classically trained virtuosos with dozens of awards, degrees and distinctions between them, who share a passion for the latest beats and pop sounds.

Career highlights include winning an SA Music Award in 2011, a 2013 Ghoema Music Award and a 2013 Huisgenoot Tempo Award, signing a major record deal with EMI South Africa in 2011, performing at top events like the SAMA Awards Show, the FIFA Congress Opening Ceremony and Official World Cup Banquet (2010), the World Travel Awards in India, Dubai, Durban and Johannesburg, SA Idols 2011 (guest artist), the IPL 2009 Opening Matches and the Cape Town Stadium launch and numerous private and corporate parties, events and showcases. Other memorable career moments include collaborating with the likes of Boney M, Dave van Vuuren and Loyiso Bala; sharing stages with artists such as Snow Patrol, Carole Samaha and Lira, and performing in front of celebrities like Elton John, Liz Hurley, Annie Lennox, Lance Armstrong and Dr Robert Rey, amongst others.

Further international recognition include playlisting on international satellite channel CMusic TV, being chosen by The Guardian (UK) as one of its “Musical Movers and Shakers” from across the Globe in its “March Best Music from Around the Map”, and song submissions from top international songwriters and instrumental music producers, including Tony Hiller and the celebrated Mike Batt.

Noteworthy Performances

Duo Sterling has performed at more than 100 events around South Africa.  Recent performances include:

  • Nissan Ignition Awards @ Kyalami Theatre on the Track, September 2017
  • Durban Fashion Fair, August 2017
  • Relvar Aspen Product Launch @ The Westin, August 2017
  • Pfizer Dinner @ D'Aria - August 2016
  • Steve's 60th @ Munro Hotel, Houghton - August 2016
  • Rean's Celebration of Life @ Cellars Hohenhort, Constantia - September 2016
  • Farm Fresh Chicken Company Birthday Celebration @ Kelvin Grove - October 2016
  • FNB Business Innovations Awards, The Forum @ The Campus - October 2015
  • HMS Bloemhof Fundrauser @ Tokara, July 2015
  • Society of Construction Law for Africa Function @ Radisson Cape Town - September 2015
  • Numerous weddings and private functions

Client Feedback

Our sincerest appreciation to you dear Carina and Luca for your absolutely outstanding performance last eve. Wow wow wow!!! It was far and away the highlight of our special celebration... and our guests were blown away by your talent and the absolute pleasure of your musical entertainment. We are so sorry that it’s over, and simply cannot wait to see and hear you again. (We’ll be watching closely for yr next performance).  Our heartfelt gratitude to you, and best wishes on Woman’s Day to 2 very accomplished women. Much love from Roy and Sue 🤗💕xx
Roy's 60th @ Catharina''s, Steenberg; 8 August 2018

Performance Options

  • Electric violin and cello with backtracks
  • Electric cello and flute with backtracks
  • Electric violin and flute with backtracks (can be booked as roaming entertainment)
  • Acoustic roaming duo (flute and violin)

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Budget Range for Duo Sterling is

R6500 - R24000 excl VAT

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