Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation

We are delighted to have such a strong connection with the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Foundation http://www.jsrbfoundation.com/awards-prizes/tait-memorial-trust/ . For the past 36 year’s, the aim of this non-profit Australian organisation has been to raise money to help assist our most talented young opera singers fulfil their given potential. With the development of the Foundation…

Thomas Rann, Cello to play with the Australia Quartet 31st October, Sydney Opera House

Australia Quartet celebrates Halloween with Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht (‘Transfigured Night’), Schumann’s beloved Piano Quartet and Australian composer, Elena Kats-Chernin’s irresistible work, ‘Scherzino’. Tait Awardee, Thomas Rann was recently in London….wonderful artist Description Australia Quartet celebrates Halloween 2013 with a one-night-only concert on Thursday 31 October at Sydney Opera House. Transfigured Night, Schoenberg’s gothic masterpiece anchors…

Southbank Sinfonia – Sir Charles Mackerras Chair

For the last few weeks the Southbank Sinfonia’s General Manager, James Murphy has been holding auditions in Australia to find new players for 2014 and to select  the recipient for the prestigious Sir Charles Mackerras Chair. The chair is exclusively for a young Australian orchestral musician to honour the memory of the great Australian conductor,…

Hoang Phan wins ABC Young Performer of the Year

The Young Performer of the Year for 2013 is Melbourne pianist Hoang Pham. The Tait Memorial Trust are delighted that Tait Awardees, Hoang and Stefan did so well in this prestigious competition. Congratulations to you both. Stefan Cassomenos, Andrew Kawai and Hoang Pham all performed concertos in tonight’s grand final from the Melbourne Town Hall,…

ABC Young Performers Award 2013

Delighted to report the great success of two of our Awardees in the ABC Young Performers Award 2013. The 12 finalists have now been reduced to 6 overnight after outstanding performances from everyone. Two of the remaining finalists on piano are Stefan Cassomenos and Hoang Phan. Stefan has performed for the TMT in London at…