We are pleased to wish you all a Happy New Year but I think we can all agree it has been a very difficult start to the new decade. The bushfire crisis in Australia is now much worse and devastating for vast swathes of our beautiful country. Like many of you we felt so powerless and far away so I am delighted to say that we are working closely with two of our Awardees, Bridget O’Donnell, violin and Lotte Betts-Dean, mezzo-soprano to produce a very special fundraising concert at the Royal Academy of Music on Sunday 1st  March.

Tickets for the Australian Bushfire Benefit London concert at the Royal Academy of Music are now on sale. Click here or the button below to purchase tickets. Eventbrite have very kindly waived all fees for this event which means that every penny raised will be sent back to Australia!

The concert will feature Australia’s finest musicians with full orchestra and choir to honour the brave men and women who are fighting the worst fires in Australia’s history. Our hearts are with the people of Australia and we hope that the money raised from this concert will make a tangible difference to the victims of this horrific tragedy.

To learn more about the event click here.


Charities Aid Foundation (UK) have created a facility for UK taxpayers to donate directly to Australian Bushfire charities AND confirmed that donations to CAF will attract Gift Aid and tax relief for UK taxpayer donors. Click here to make your donation.


The Tait Memorial Trust was formed in 1992 by Isla Baring OAM in memory of Sir Frank and Viola, Lady Tait and the Tait brothers who played such an important part in the establishment of theatre and the performing arts in Australia & New Zealand. The Trust offers awards/grants for postgraduate study, performance opportunities to young musicians and performing artists from Australia and New Zealand, and general help in the furtherance of their careers while resident in the UK.

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