Musical monarch on the verge of a nervous breakdown

  Simon Lobelson is the latest singer required to summon the five octaves required for Maxwell Davies’ ‘mad’ King George. Source: Musical monarch on the verge of a nervous breakdown by Clive Paget on September 30, 2016 (just now) filed under Classical Music | Vocal & Choral | Opera | Comment Now – See more…

Vivien Conacher in recital – Moonstruck at the Bloomsbury Festival

A recital of English song, German lieder, and French mélodie selected and performed by Australian mezzo-soprano Vivien Conacher. Vivien is a 2016 Tait Awardee. Date: October 20, 2016 6:30 pm Venue: Lumen URC moon·strick·en (-strĭk′ən) adj. 1. Dazed or distracted with romantic sentiment. 2. Mentally deranged; crazy. Tickets: £6 Vivien Conacher Vivien Conacher is an…

Recipients of 2016 Leanne Benjamin Awards announced

Three young Australian ballet dancers are the lucky recipients of funding from the Tait Memorial Trust, Leanne Benjamin Awards in 2016. Created in 2014, to honour the career of Australian principal ballerina, Leanne Benjamin AM OBE to assist with the costs that young Australians face when they come to study in the United Kingdom. Carefully selected by…

John Amis Award at Dartington International Summer School

We are delighted to announce The Tait Memorial Trust, ‘John Amis Award’ at the Dartington International Summer School. The Award, valued at £1,700, will fund the studies of a young Australian for two weeks intensive work at next year’s School. This will be an annual award available to an Australian citizen who wishes to further…

Australia Piano Quartet to play at Wigmore Hall

AUSTRALIA PIANO QUARTET (Rebecca Chan, violin; Daniel de Borah, piano; Thomas Rann, cello; James Wannan, viola) Thursday 15 September 2016 at 1:00PM Programme: MOZART: Piano Quartet in E flat K.452 (after Quintet for piano & winds) BRAHMS: Piano Quartet in C minor Op. 60 ‘Intellectually and musically vigorous’ – Sydney Morning Herald ‘Chamber playing of…