Episode 2: violist Jamie Miles and pianist Karl Chiu

L-R: Violist Jamie Miles and pianist Karl Chiu. Photo credit: Daniel Spellman Episode 2 of Season 1 of The Talent 2022 is next Tuesday! Performing on the programme next week is violist Jamie Miles and pianist Karl Chiu. You'll hear them perform live to air a fantastic programme spanning from Liszt to Bach, Tchaikovsky to … Continue reading Episode 2: violist Jamie Miles and pianist Karl Chiu

Episode 2 & 4 Guest Mentor: Violist Wenhong Luo

Violist Wenhong Luo. Our guest mentor for Episode 2 and 4 is violist Wenhong Luo! Wenhong is the 3rd prize winner at the 12th Lionel Tertis Viola competition and the 19th Johannes Brahms competition. After making her debut in China with the China broadcast symphony orchestra at age of 16, playing the Walton Viola concerto, … Continue reading Episode 2 & 4 Guest Mentor: Violist Wenhong Luo

Episode 1 Guest Mentor: violinist Sarah Curro

Violinist Sarah Curro. Photo credit: Kylie Supski. Our guest mentor for Episode 1 tonight is violinist Sarah Curro! Sarah graduated in 1994 from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music where she was winner of the Conservatorium Medal for Excellence. After winning the Dorcas McLean Traveling Scholarship for Violinists in 1997 she studied, and then taught, at … Continue reading Episode 1 Guest Mentor: violinist Sarah Curro

Introducing pianist Julia Hastings, our regular mentor for Season 1

Pianist Julia Hastings. We're very pleased to introduce our regular mentor for Season 1, pianist Julia Hastings! Julia Hastings is a Melbourne-based pianist who defies stereotypes by being equally at home on stage as an actor. But the unique fusion of Julia, the musician and actor and Julia, the theatre creator, writer and dancer is … Continue reading Introducing pianist Julia Hastings, our regular mentor for Season 1

Introducing our new host, Heather Fletcher!

The Talent's new host, Heather Fletcher. We're very pleased to introduce our new host for The Talent, mezzo-soprano Heather Fletcher! Heather is a mezzo-soprano who has performed with Australia’s leading opera companies including Opera Australia, Victorian Opera, State Opera of South Australia, Pinchgut Opera, and the Australian Contemporary Opera Company.  Her operatic credits include Love Fail, … Continue reading Introducing our new host, Heather Fletcher!

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 2 Guest Mentor: saxophonist Joseph Lallo

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.