Isabella Cheevers won a scholarship to study music at the Royal Academy of Music in London when she was 13. She is a versataile musician; Diploma holder for her piano playing, she studied classical guitar to the highest level at the Royal Academy. She is the winner of many singing contests and her concert appearances have been acclaimed. For someone who was only fourteen years of age, when this was recorded, she is quite remarkable. Isabella's recital in As Long As a Tear covers about 400 years of music. What is exceptional about Isabella Cheevers' voice and performance is the total lack of excess and effect. She allows the music to speak for itself as it should. There are no glissandi or portamenti, no playing to the gallery, no tear-jerkers, no nonsense - just music sung for music's sake and sung remarkably well.