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?
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 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.
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.
Thong is a third year Bachelor of Commerce and Music student at Monash University. Prior to entering Monash, Thong studied with Wendy McLean on piano and with Jennifer Chou on pipe organ. At Monash he has studied with Anthony Halliday and is currently under the tutelage of Dr Tomoe Kawabata.
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.
Our second performer on The Talent tonight is pianist Ray Liang.
Dorothy began playing and performing at the piano at a young age and her enthusiasm for music has only increased. Born in Melbourne, she attended school there and began learning from Dr Mark McGee.
Our second performer for Episode 2 of The Talent 2021 is pianist Meng Xia.