Pianist Karl Chiu and violist Jamie Miles Interview special TONIGHT! It’s our final interview special delving into what it’s like to be a young performer in today’s competitive world! In this episode, The Talent host Teddy Darling chats with pianist Karl Chiu and violist Jamie Miles. They discussed experience at competitions, the valuable experience ensemble … Continue reading INTERVIEW SPECIAL: WHAT’S IT LIKE TO BE A YOUNG PERFORMER?
Interview special TONIGHT! With the pandemic leading to the postponement of Season 2, we wanted to touch base with our performers, and find out what it means to be a young performer today. What are the highlights? What are the struggles? What do they see ahead in their careers? What motivates them? Over the next … 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.
Isaac Lee is currently learning cello with Rohan De Korte and has received consultation lessons with Howard Penny since the age of 9.
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.
As the live-performance scene in Australia reawakens Piera has joined the roster of Artist Bookings Agency and become a member of the Victorian Opera Chorus.
Ukrainian-Australian violinist Markiyan Melnychenko has been described as “an artist of patrician sensibility, spectacular technique”, and “possessing an extraordinary combination of bravura, brains and elegance”. He is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue.
Chelsea started playing the violin at 5 years old. Since then, she has participated in a range of competitions including the South Eastern Music Festival where she won first prize, the Glenn Waverley, Manningham and Boroondara Eisteddfods.