Jun began learning the cello with Suzuki music teacher Takao Mizushima in Sydney at the age of 5. He relocated back to Melbourne in 2016 and completed his Suzuki study under Shoreh Phillips and currently studies under Michael Dahlenburg, cellist in the Australian String Quartet.
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.
The Talent is back tonight! Our first performer will be mezzo-soprano Sidra Nissen. She'll be performing for our mentors a programme of song from both classical and music theatre repertoire, including Gretchen am Spinnrade by Schubert, and "Feed the Birds" from Mary Poppins.
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
Soprano Rachael Joyce. Photo credit: Daniel Spellman It's Episode 2 of our new Young Performer Summer Series on In Performance! Tonight's performance will be by the winner of Season 2 of The Talent 2019, soprano Rachael Joyce, with associate artist Ed Chan. Rachael has just finished her Honours year in Classical Voice at Monash University, after completing … Continue reading Soprano Rachael Joyce // Young Performer Summer Series
Applications for The Talent Season 1 2020 are now open, so if you’re an emerging musician who is keen to perform on live radio, make sure you apply! Here are some FAQs about what we do at The Talent and how to apply to audition.
Soprano Teresa Ingrilli. Photo credit: Matt Biocich Next in our catch-up series is soprano Teresa Ingrilli. Teresa appeared on The Talent in Season 1, 2019. Lockdown found Teresa and her housemate soprano Lisette Bolton in the spotlight for the balcony performances they were putting on for their neighbours. You can read more about Balcony Opera … Continue reading Catching up with…soprano Teresa Ingrilli
Flautist Jennifer Timmins. Photo credit: William Zhang Flautist Jennifer Timmins was our first prizewinner on Season 1 of The Talent 2019. An active performer, during lockdown she performed on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall alongside pianist Leigh Harrold. Jennifer is also no stranger to 3MBS and as well as performing on The Talent has played live … Continue reading Catching up with…flautist Jennifer Timmins
Pianist James He. Photo credit: Daniel Spellman Our next catch-up is with pianist James He. James appeared on The Talent in 2018 with a programme of Bach and Chopin. It's been a challenging year for him, but in our chat he tells us how, though lockdown has taken its toll, he's still been busy, and … Continue reading Catching up with…pianist James He
Episode 6 of Ask the Mentor is out now! On this final episode of Season 1 of Ask the Mentor, violinist Sarah Curro answers your questions, shares her musical journey and gives her three pieces of advice she wishes someone had told her before embarking on a musical career. Along the way, she tells us how … Continue reading Episode 6: Ask the Mentor Podcast // violinist Sarah Curro