LOS ANGELES, CA (27 September 2014)- BEDAT & Co. Brand Ambassador and Mezzo Soprano in Residence Carly Paoli was described as an “amazing” talent by 16-times Grammy Award winner David Foster after she made her international debut in Canada this week.
Classically-trained Carly, 25, gave a special performance at a Welcome Reception for 120 guests, including Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, at The Fairmont Palliser hotel in Calgary on September 26.
She performed three songs, Angel Save Your Love for Me by Donnie Demers, Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone and I Te Vurria Vasa (I Want to Be Kissing You) by 19th century Italian composer Eduardo Di Capua.
Afterwards David Foster, one of the world’s most successful record producers who has worked with global stars including Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand, described the performance as “amazing”.
He said: “I thought Carly was amazing. She had such a presence. I mean put that together with a great voice and you’ve got a winner.
“I didn’t know what to expect because I had heard very little, I hadn’t heard Carly sing live, but she sung beautifully, unbelievably. I was so impressed.”
Foster, who has sold over 100 million albums in a career spanning four decades, added: “Carly just had so much confidence up there. Of course if you have a voice like that, why would you not be confident? But the way she phrased and held on to the note, it was beautiful I was really really impressed.”
The intimate Welcome Reception was jointly hosted by luxury Swiss watch brand Bedat & Co. and the David Foster Foundation, which raises money for the families of children needing organ transplants.
It marked the beginning of a three-year relationship between Swiss-brand Bedat & Co. Geneve - the leading craftsman of fine timepieces for women - and the David Foster Foundation.
The event was followed with a second appearance by Carly Paoli - accompanied by Foster on the piano - on September 27 at the David Foster Foundation Miracle Concert at the WestJet Campus in Calgary,
Speaking ahead of the event David Foster added: “Carly is going to fit in beautifully. She’s going to knock their socks off. I’ve got the perfect place for her to fit in, it’s going to be great.”
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