Rachela comes from a large Italian family with four sisters and one brother. She started playing the piano at 4 yrs old and the violin at 6 yrs old. She was named one of the youngest performers to ever play at the South Australian Festival Theatre. At just 6 years old she performed a solo piece 'Minuet 2 by Bach' on the piano infront of nearly 2000 people. She recieved a Music 2 Scholarship at Marryatville High School and performed with Orchestras and competed in numerous Music Eisteddfods. As she got into her teenage years, singing suddenly took over. Her and her sisters formed a group and performed in many places across Adelaide. She studied Opera with Professor Agim Hushi (who is currently the head of Opera Department in Vienna)
Some Highlights of her Career are:
Performing for the Adelaide United Football Club opening ceremony at Hindmarsh Stadium.
Supporting act for Ja Rule after party.
Supporting act for Debolah Morgan.
Sharing the stage and performing a set with Roberta Flacks band members and Derek Hudges at The Hyatt Regency.
Performing for Port Adelaide Football Club executive dinner in the presence of INXS.
A 2 year residency performing weekly at the Stamford Grand Glenelg
Recorded an original EP and had airplay on Nova 91.9 and LifeFM radio stations in Australia and also Hawaii. The CD was available to buy at Dillons Music Store on Norwood Parade, and also available at numerous Christian Bookstores across Adelaide.
Special guest appearance Adelaide Channel 7 morning show AM Adelaide
Adelaide Casino Chandelier Bar
Numerous Newspaper articles
Milana has completed her Bachelor Degree in Russia in 1992.
She began teaching fortepiano in a variety of music schools and colleges immediately after her completion of her degree. Specifically Milana showed interest in pedagogic aspects of various methods and concepts in fortepiano. Milana continued teaching fortepiano for 19 years and had very successful students who chose fortepiano and classical performance as their career pathway.
Futhering her career in Australia, Milana completed Honours degree in classical performance, while continued teaching fortepiano classes in Adelaide music schools.
Milana enjoys working with children, developing their musical skills and most of all enjoys success of her students while they are performing on stage.