Episode 3: Trombonist Kit Millais

Trombonist Kit Millais. Photo credit: Daniel Spellman

Introducing our first performer for Episode 3 of The Talent, trombonist Kit Millais!

Kit is a trombone performer, band leader and educator from Melbourne, Australia. He creates opportunities to showcase new artistic ideas and educational concepts to help innovate the music culture in the 21st century.

As a performer, Kit works in a range of ensembles and styles. He leads the Hot Socks Big Band as well as being a member of Kavanagh Brass and a featured performer of the new stage concert series. He has performed with the arts8 collective (a project based interdisciplinary art ensemble), the Australian Youth Orchestra, and the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he continues to volunteer his time with many community orchestras and opera companies in Melbourne, as well as performing chamber music and participating in musical theatre productions.

Kit is involved with a number of pursuits in addition to performance and education. These include radio presenting on 3MBS, organising chamber and solo music performances, event organising, and researching trombone mute characteristics. Currently, Kit volunteers at 3MBS, is a member of Kavanagh Brass, and is continuing to grow his mute collection. He holds a Master of Music (performance) from the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

Kit wil perform:
– Henri Tomasi: “Andante et Scherzo-Valse” (Mvt 1) from Concerto for Trombone
– Carolina Calvache: Ethereal

Tune in to hear Kit perform at 7pm, next Tuesday 23 March on 103.5FM 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne, or stream the live broadcast at 3mbs.org.au.

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