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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our guest mentor on The Talent tonight is renowned mezzo-soprano Sally-Anne Russell.
Introducing our first performer for Episode 3 of The Talent, trombonist Kit Millais! Kit is a trombone performer, band leader and educator from Melbourne, Australia. He creates opportunities to showcase new artistic ideas and educational concepts to help innovate the music culture in the 21st century.
Introducing our first performer for Episode 2 of Season 1 of The Talent 2021: jazz vocalist Olivia Dacal.
Our guest mentor for The Talent tonight is singer Carrie Barr. Carrie is one of Australia’s most versatile performers in Opera and Music Theatre with a career spanning over the last 30 years. She has established herself as a vocal teacher and mentor to many young professional singers and University Graduates and Masters students at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Melbourne passing on her many years of professional experience and solid vocal technique.
Our second performer on Episode 1 of The Talent is pianist Brian Luo. He'll be performing Chopin's Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, and Liszt's Etudes d'exécution transcendante, S. 139 No. 4 ("Mazeppa").