Finale Episode: Jun Gardiner, Sophia Shaw, and Amanda Pang

We are delighted to announce our three finalists for Season 2 of 2022! Throughout the heat episodes, these three performers stood out to our mentors and they will perform again on Tuesday night before being placed into 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize. We welcome to the programme guest mentor conductor Nicolette Fraillon who joins our … Continue reading Finale Episode: Jun Gardiner, Sophia Shaw, and Amanda Pang

Episode 3: cellist Jun Gardiner and bass-trombonist James Littlewood

L-R: Cellist Jun Gardiner and bass-trombonist James Littlewood. Photo credit: Daniel Spellman Get ready to turn up the bass dial on your radio as our third episode of the season features the low frequencies of cellist Jun Gardiner and bass-trombonist James Littlewood. They will perform a range of repertoire including Benjamin Britten's Cello Sonata and … Continue reading Episode 3: cellist Jun Gardiner and bass-trombonist James Littlewood

Episode 4: violist Hiu Sin Hillary Cheng and cellist Ceridwen McCooey

L-R: violist Hiu Sin Hillary Cheng and cellist Ceridwen McCooey It's Episode 4 of Season 1 of The Talent 2022! This week's show will feature performances by violist Hillary Cheng and cellist Ceridwen McCooey. You'll hear them perform live to air a wonderful programme with works including Max Reger and Vieuxtemps, as well as works … Continue reading Episode 4: violist Hiu Sin Hillary Cheng and cellist Ceridwen McCooey

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

Episode 9: cellist Jun Gardiner

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.