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Mimosa is a Sydney born and bred, guitar and violin duo that is of international standard. Its members Phoebe O’Shea and Morgan Haselden met whilst studying with scholarships at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music back in first decade of the new millennia. Focused on their studies the Mimosa Duo did not exist until both members had completed their Bachelors of Music in 2009. Surrounded by a world of possibilities Phoebe and Morgan began, slowly at first, to perform together. Their dedication and fervour for the project soon took over until both members were almost exclusively performing together for a wide variety of events every week. Phoebe and Morgan love performing together, they love it so much that they got married in early 2016! Having studied classical music Mimosa naturally began building their ever increasing repertoire with classical arrangements that they did themselves. Over time though, Mimosa were not happy playing only this music and they now perform music from vastly different genres. Most noticeably the gypsy jazz music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli now have a permanent place in the Mimosa repertoire and deep within their swinging hearts.
Since their humble beginnings Mimosa have ‘been everywhere man’! Nationally, Mimosa have toured all over the East Coast of Australia, from local community halls to the highly esteemed Sydney Opera House main stage. However, Mimosa have not just stayed within their homeland, they have performed on cruise ships around the Mediterranean, Caribbean and the rivers of inland France. They have lived in Paris where their music led them to meet some of the gypsy jazz greats and to play in venues that the great Django Reinhardt used to regularly perform.