Awards for young musicians

We are delighted to announce that the Awards for Young Musicians annual awards programme for talented young musicians is open for applications. We would be really grateful if this could be shared so this opportunity can reach as many young people as possible. It is a wonderful, inspiring organisation. All contact details below. The information…

Review of Joan Sutherland tour recording 1965 – Opera News 2003

Joan Sutherland “LIVE IN AUSTRALIA 1965 Excerpts from Semiramide, Faust, La Traviata, La Sonnambula. Harwood, Sinclair, Elms; Pavarotti, J. Alexander, Opthof, Rouleau, Cross, others. Sutherland-Williamson Grand Opera Company Orchestra and Chorus, Bonynge/Weibel. Desirée Records CD 2965 (Norbeck, Peters & Ford, dist., 802-868-9300) On July 17, 1951, Joan Sutherland left Sydney, Australia, with a purse full…

Rare recording of Joan Sutherland from the 1965 tour of Australia

  Joan Sutherland 1965 tour A recording of Dame Joan Sutherland, live in Australia 1965 (Vol. 2) Desiree Records is available via this link Volume 1 sold out (let’s hope they press some more CDs). These recordings have particular significance for the Trust as Isla Baring’s father, Sir Frank Tait, produced this tour as part of…

Classical Music News; Music, Arts and Culture Reviews; Classical Events Guide – Limelight Magazine

Well written piece from Limelight Magazine @LimelightEd about the success of the three young Australian singers who have been offered places in the @RoyalOperaHouse, Jette Parker Young Artist Programme. Also mentioned are Australians, Greg Eldridge (director) and Kiandra Howarth (soprano) who continue with the programme. 5 young Australians in the programme… Classical Music News; Music,…

Jayson Gillham, Wigmore Hall. 27 January 2014

Dear Tait Trust friends, supporters, followers I was very privileged to perform at John Amis’s memorial concert on 8th October.  A wonderfully colourful and lively event which was a fitting celebration for a colourful and lively man.  I met John for the first time very near the end of his life at a concert I…

Ken Neate, The Australian Tenor

Beautifully written article about the great Australian tenor, Ken Neate (1914 – 1997) by the young Australian tenor, now in New York, Benjamin Sloman @ozitenor Ken Neate, The Australian Tenor.