Flautist Jennifer Timmins. Photo credit: William Zhang Flautist Jennifer Timmins was our first prizewinner on Season 1 of The Talent 2019. An active performer, during lockdown she performed on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall alongside pianist Leigh Harrold. Jennifer is also no stranger to 3MBS and as well as performing on The Talent has played live … Continue reading Catching up with…flautist Jennifer Timmins
Pianist James He. Photo credit: Daniel Spellman Our next catch-up is with pianist James He. James appeared on The Talent in 2018 with a programme of Bach and Chopin. It's been a challenging year for him, but in our chat he tells us how, though lockdown has taken its toll, he's still been busy, and … Continue reading Catching up with…pianist James He
Invictus Quartet. Photo credit: Jane Zhang Our next catch-up is with the Invictus Quartet. No strangers to 3MBS, the quartet appeared on The Talent in 2017 and 2019, as well as catching a performance just in time before COVID hit in March this year, on Melbourne in Concert. -- What have you been up to … Continue reading Catching up with…Invictus Quartet
Today's catch-up is with violinist Gilda Ferrie. Gilda was our very first performer on Season 2 of The Talent in 2018, and took out third place alongside winner Dindin Wang and second prizewinner Clancy McLeod. In our chat Gilda tells us of the challenges COVID has presented as a performer who is still at school, as … Continue reading Catching up with…violinist Gilda Ferrie
Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Potter. Photo credit: Cameron Jamieson It's time for another catch-up, this time with mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Potter. Elizabeth appeared on The Talent this time last year, with another one of our performers, pianist Sam Colcheedas. In our chat, Elizabeth tells us how this year has given her the opportunity to learn new skills with … Continue reading Catching up with…mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Potter
Pianist Christopher Wong is no stranger to The Talent, having appeared both as a contestant several times, as well as an associate artist. In our recent catch-up, Chris tells us how COVID has given him the opportunity for musical self-reflection and growth, and how meditation has been key to helping him through lockdown.
Our next catch-up chat is with Briar String Quartet. The quartet appeared on The Talent in Season 2, 2018, and impressed the mentors with their vivacious performance of the Danish String Quartet's arrangement of "Old Rheinlender" from Sonndala, and A Luminous Moment, Unfolded by Chris Perren. In our chat, they told us what they've been up … Continue reading Catching up with…Briar String Quartet
With lockdown extending over the coming weeks in Melbourne, we thought it would be a good opportunity to catch up with The Talent's performers from over the years and see what they've been up to.
Episode 6 of Ask the Mentor is out now! On this final episode of Season 1 of Ask the Mentor, violinist Sarah Curro answers your questions, shares her musical journey and gives her three pieces of advice she wishes someone had told her before embarking on a musical career. Along the way, she tells us how … Continue reading Episode 6: Ask the Mentor Podcast // violinist Sarah Curro
Episode 5 is now live! On this episode of Ask the Mentor, percussionist and composer Eugene Ughetti answers your questions, shares his musical journey and gives his three pieces of advice he wishes someone had told him before embarking on a musical career. Along the way, he tells us how it was a visit from … Continue reading Episode 5: Ask the Mentor Podcast // Percussionist and Composer Eugene Ughetti