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.
Hannah Shin is a Bachelor of Music (Hons) student at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, studying with Glenn Riddle. She has won numerous prizes in international competitions.
It's the last heat episode of Season 1 of The Talent! Our first performer is violinist Louise Turnbull. Read more...
Jun began learning the cello with Suzuki music teacher Takao Mizushima in Sydney at the age of 5. He relocated back to Melbourne in 2016 and completed his Suzuki study under Shoreh Phillips and currently studies under Michael Dahlenburg, cellist in the Australian String Quartet.