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
Episode 4 of Ask the Mentor is now up! On this episode, bassoonist and chamber musician Matthew Kneale answers your questions, shares his musical journey and gives his three pieces of advice he wish someone had told him before embarking on a musical career...and along the way he tells us about how bassoon wasn't his only … Continue reading Episode 4: Ask the Mentor podcast // Bassoonist Matthew Kneale
Episode 3 of Ask the Mentor has landed! In this episode, pianist and chamber musician (and current resident mentor on The Talent!) Dr Kenji Fujimura tells us how he began his life as a musician, answers questions submitted by our listeners, and gives his top pieces of advice for emerging musicians. Click here to listen, or … Continue reading Episode 3: Ask the Mentor Podcast // Pianist Dr Kenji Fujimura
Episode 2 of Ask the Mentor is now up! Featuring renowned Australian contralto Liane Keegan, in this episode, Liane shares her musical journey, answers questions from our listeners, and gives her top three pieces of advice for emerging singers entering the industry. Click here to listen, or head to The Talent's podcast feed wherever you … Continue reading Episode 2: Ask the Mentor podcast // Contralto Liane Keegan