Join us for a night of wonderful music performed by rising star pianist Brian Luo, first prize winner of the 2021 season of The Talent. He’ll be joined by guest artists and fellow finalists, pianists Ray Liang and Hannah Shin in an evening of stunning piano music by Liszt, Ravel, Bartok, Haydn, Miriam Hyde and Scriabin. … Continue reading 5 Dec: The Talent Winners’ Recital!
Interview special TONIGHT! It’s our second interview special delving into what it’s like to be a young performer in today’s competitive world. This week, The Talent host Teddy Darling (remotely) sat down for a chat with cellist & Composer Ceridwen McCooey, flautist Matthew Mulherin and soprano Harmony Lee. They discussed experience at competitions, the valuable … Continue reading INTERVIEW SPECIAL: WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE A YOUNG PERFORMER?
Joseph Lallo is a Saxophone Lecturer at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and performs internationally as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor. He is the Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Saxophone Festival, and a member of the chamber music ensembles ‘Collide’, with cellist Yelian He and pianist Yasmin Rowe, and ‘Duo Obax’, with oboist Briana Leaman. Passionate about performing new Australian music, Joseph has premiered over 30 works for saxophone, and in 2021 recorded for ABC Classics.
16-year-old Ben Fu was born in China, and began his piano studies at the age of 7. Ben has won several first prizes since 2019 after coming to Australia, mostly recently being the first prize of 2020 Boroondara Eisteddfod piano concerto competition.
Our second guest mentor for Episode 1 is cellist Zoe Knighton! After starting cello at the age of nine with Jill Kahans, and graduating from the University of Melbourne with the highest mark of her year, Zoe went on to establish herself as one of the country's most sought after cellists.
Our first guest mentor for Season 2, 2021 is pianist Julia Hastings. Julia is a Melbourne-based pianist who defies stereotypes by being equally at home on stage as an actor.
Nicholas Khong is a Year 11 student, studying piano with Mr. Glenn Riddle. In 2020, at age 15 Nicholas completed Associate in Music, Australia Diploma (AMusA) with Distinction.
Isaac Lee is currently learning cello with Rohan De Korte and has received consultation lessons with Howard Penny since the age of 9.
The Talent is back next Tuesday, and we're very excited to introduce our regular mentor for Season 2: conductor and friend of The Talent, Patrick Burns.
Our guest mentor on The Talent final tonight is word-renowned conductor Richard Davis! Read more about Richard below.