Episode 2 Guest Mentor: Julia Hastings

Pianist Julia Hastings. Photo credit: Nicholas Purcell

Our wonderful guest mentor on The Talent tonight is pianist Julia Hastings!

Julia is a Melbourne-based pianist who defies stereotypes by being equally at home on stage as an actor. Her extensive piano studies, culminating with the Professional Performance Program at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), have equipped the synthesis of her multi-disciplinary talents in pushing the boundaries of classical music performance and enabling her goal of guiding audiences through a narrative, musical world where stories matter. Her first work,Fame, Fortune & Lies: The Life and Music of Eileen Joyce, combining live music performance and drama has been performed to critical acclaim nationally.  Julia’s passion for telling a story has now led to her current research interest in the ability of live classical music performance to develop character and narrative in contemporary music theatre. 

Known for expressive pianism and virtuosity, Julia is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician, collaborative artist and educator. Collaborative partners have included pianists, Lisa Moore, Kathryn Stott and Penelope Thwaites as well as singers, Sara Macliver and Christopher Watson.  Orchestral stints have seen Julia performing with the UK-based Aurora Orchestra as well as under the baton of Australian conductors, such as Brett Dean and Simone Young.

Join us for The Talent tonight at 7pm! Tune in on 103.5FM, or stream the live broadcast at 3mbs.org.au


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