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Gita Gutawa: Starting young to get ahead

  • Juliana Harsianti

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 24 2008   /  12:23 pm

  Aluna Sagita Gutawa, or Gita Gutawa as she better known, arrived at a South Jakarta mall looking elegant and beautiful. The 14-year-old was wearing a simple black blouse with jeans and her hair down. She looked mature for her age; so much so, that it was almost difficult to believe that just a year ago she was still a shy child. The starlet had just returned from performing at a festival in Italy and finishing her junior high school exams. She started by saying she had been exposed to many genres of music throughout her childhood, as her father, Erwin Gutawa, is a noted musician and orchestra conductor. Gita said she always liked to watch her father when he was working. Seeing this interest in his first daughter, Erwin then enrolled her in a music education institute to learn the classical piano. Gita said she was very happy to learn the p...