Sarah Chen, a student of Dr Mark McGee, is a 15 year old studying Year 12 at Tintern Grammar School who is both passionate about and talented at playing classical music for both piano and violin.
Kelsy De Prada is an emerging flute and piccolo player based in Melbourne. Aiming to inspire the next generation of musicians and audiences, her performances are characterised by a focus on beautiful sound and lyrical melodies.
The Talent is back for 2021, and we're delighted to announce that returning to the resident mentor's chair for Season 1 is pianist Dr Kenji Fujimura! Kenji is an internationally-acclaimed pianist and chamber musician. His CDs include William Hurlstone Complete Piano Music (Toccata Classics), Romantic Piano Trios (Divine Art) and English Piano Trios (Divine Art) with … Continue reading Season 1 Mentor: Dr Kenji Fujimura
Our next catch-up chat is with Briar String Quartet. The quartet appeared on The Talent in Season 2, 2018, and impressed the mentors with their vivacious performance of the Danish String Quartet's arrangement of "Old Rheinlender" from Sonndala, and A Luminous Moment, Unfolded by Chris Perren. In our chat, they told us what they've been up … Continue reading Catching up with…Briar String Quartet
Ever listened to The Talent and wondered how our mentors got to be where they are today? Well, soon you'll be able to find out! We're excited to announce that episode 1 of our brand new podcast Ask the Mentor is dropping this Friday in The Talent's podcast feed! We'd like to say a big thank you to … Continue reading Episode 1: Ask the Mentor Podcast // Cellist Josephine Vains
SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS HERE We know that lots of emerging musicians out there are brimming with questions about how to make it in the professional world. So, with The Talent on hold for the moment, we thought we'd put together a podcast where we ask our mentors your questions, and get their tips and advice. … Continue reading New Podcast! Got a question for our mentors?
Unfortunately, due to the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, we've had to make the difficult decision to postpone Season 1 of The Talent for the time being, as a precautionary measure for everyone's safety. We'd like to thank all of our performers and their families for the time and effort they've given up to be … Continue reading The Talent Season 1 Postponed
Who is Kit Millais? Kit Millais is a trombone performer, band leader and educator from Melbourne. He creates opportunities to showcase new artistic ideas and educational concepts to help innovate the music culture in the 21st century. As a performer, Kit works in a range of ensembles and styles. He has performed with the ARTS8 … Continue reading Episode 3: Kit Millais
Who's Ben Fu? I am Ben Fu, and I am from China. I have learned piano for 8 years. When I was 5 my mother bought a piano. I believe my interest in music started from that time. My grandmother used to be a piano teacher. When I was 7 years old, she introduced me a very … Continue reading Episode 2: Ben Fu
Thanks you so much for your support for these wonderful emerging musicians. Unfortunately, due to the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, we have had to postpone the live-to-air broadcast of The Talent Winners Recital. We will inform you of a new date for the recital as soon as possible. Meet our performers Rachael Joyce (Soprano) - … Continue reading POSTPONED Live on 3MBS 19 March: The Talent Winners Recital!