Winter Prom 2013 – A night to remember

A selection of photos from our Tait Winter Prom 2013. We all enjoyed a glittering reception thanks to the Wolf Blass sparkling wine from Treasury Wine Estates and the delicious canapes from Jane Sutherland catering. As ever it was lovely to greet our riends and supporters to this annual Tait tradition All in all it…

Elena Xanthoudakis, Soprano – Recording of Bel Canto arias with Richard Bonynge

Elena Xanthoudakis, Tait Memorial Trust Prize winner at the Performing Australian Music Competition 2008 this year has been busy in New York City covering in Le Comte Ory and Rigoletto for the Metropolitan Opera as well as performing in Concert with the Melbourne Symphony amongst other engagements. This year, she was fortunate to record a solo Orchestral…

Kevin Penkin, Inaugural Tait Scholar at the Royal College of Music

On Friday November 1st Isla Baring and Executive Director, James Hancock were invited to meet with the inaugural Tait Scholar, 21 year old Western Australian composer, Kevin Penkin at the Royal College of Music. Kevin began his studies at the RCM in September and has already impressed his teachers with his dedication and talent. You…

A golden night for singing

Last night two Tait awardees; Lauren Fagan, Soprano 2013 and Lauren Zolezzi, Soprano 2012 sang the lead roles in the Guildhall School of Music & Drama double bill at the Silk Street Theatre, The Barbican. Lauren Fagan appeared first in Debussy’s l’enfant prodigue. Her singing was of the highest standard, ravishing tone and an impeccable…

Annual Tait Winter Prom 2013

This year the prizes include: 1. Long weekend stay (Thursday to Monday between December ’13 – May ’14 subject to availability) in The Fiougiere, a charming country house in Provence, France near the village of Correns. The house sleeps six, has a swimming pool, plenty of small ‘basins’ to paddle in and a river running…