Episode 3 Guest Mentor: flautist Melissa Doeke

Flautist Melissa Doeke Our next guest mentor for Episode 3 is flautist Melissa Doeke! Creativity, diversity and communicating a love of music are at the core of Melissa Doecke’s artistic practise as a flute soloist, chamber musician and Co-Artistic Director of Inventi Ensemble. Her many achievements include being awarded the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Contemporary Masters … Continue reading Episode 3 Guest Mentor: flautist Melissa Doeke

Pianist Dr Kenji Fujimura

Episode 3 Guest Mentor: pianist Dr Kenji Fujimura

Pianist Dr Kenji Fujimura. Photo credit: Cameron Jamieson Our regular mentor, pianist Julia Hastings is away this week, so we have two fantastic guest mentors this week! Our first guest mentor is pianist Dr Kenji Fujumura, who was our regular mentor on The Talent last year. Dr Kenji Fujimura is an internationally-acclaimed pianist and chamber … Continue reading Episode 3 Guest Mentor: pianist Dr Kenji Fujimura

Episode 3: flautist Issie Brown and pianist Nicholas Khong

L-R: Flautist Issie Brown and pianist Nicholas Khong. Photo credit for Issie Brown: Daniel Spellman Episode 3 of Season 1 of The Talent 2022 is here! Performing on the programme this week is flautist Issie Brown and pianist Nicholas Khong. You'll hear them perform live to air a wonderful programme, and then receive immediate feedback … Continue reading Episode 3: flautist Issie Brown and pianist Nicholas Khong

Episode 1 Guest Mentor: violinist Sarah Curro

Violinist Sarah Curro. Photo credit: Kylie Supski. Our guest mentor for Episode 1 tonight is violinist Sarah Curro! Sarah graduated in 1994 from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music where she was winner of the Conservatorium Medal for Excellence. After winning the Dorcas McLean Traveling Scholarship for Violinists in 1997 she studied, and then taught, at … Continue reading Episode 1 Guest Mentor: violinist Sarah Curro

Introducing pianist Julia Hastings, our regular mentor for Season 1

Pianist Julia Hastings. We're very pleased to introduce our regular mentor for Season 1, pianist Julia Hastings! Julia Hastings is a Melbourne-based pianist who defies stereotypes by being equally at home on stage as an actor. But the unique fusion of Julia, the musician and actor and Julia, the theatre creator, writer and dancer is … Continue reading Introducing pianist Julia Hastings, our regular mentor for Season 1

Introducing our new host, Heather Fletcher!

The Talent's new host, Heather Fletcher. We're very pleased to introduce our new host for The Talent, mezzo-soprano Heather Fletcher! Heather is a mezzo-soprano who has performed with Australia’s leading opera companies including Opera Australia, Victorian Opera, State Opera of South Australia, Pinchgut Opera, and the Australian Contemporary Opera Company.  Her operatic credits include Love Fail, … Continue reading Introducing our new host, Heather Fletcher!

Episode 1: cellist Isaac Lee and violinist Louise Turnbull

L-R: Cellist Isaac Lee and violinist Louise Turnbull. Photo credit: Daniel Spellman The Talent is back for 2022! We're thrilled to be able to showcase twenty of Melbourne's most fantastic emerging musicians. This season will see a wide range of musicians, from baritone to strings, flute to marimba and piano. Each week, two emerging musicians … Continue reading Episode 1: cellist Isaac Lee and violinist Louise Turnbull