Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce our 2019 Tait Awardees. We thank our loyal Tait Friends, our Donors and all of our Supporters for providing the funds for us to financially assist 23 young performing artists from Australia & New Zealand. Applications rose by 23% and the standard was very high which made the job of selection all the more difficult for our Music Board (Chaired by Jessica Cottis), and the Leanne Benjamin Ballet Awards Board (Chaired by Leanne Benjamin AM OBE).

 

 

Eliza Boom Soprano NZ National Opera Studio Frost/Frank & Viola Tait Award
Claudia Tarrant-Matthews Violin NZ Royal Academy of Music Tait Award
Frederick Jones Tenor NZ National Opera Studio Tait Award
Kathy Chow Piano Vic Guildhall School of Music & Drama Tait Award
Joshua Ryan Organ NSW Royal Academy of Music Tait Award
Samantha Clarke Soprano WA Private Studies Thornton Award
Kiandra Howarth Soprano QLD Private Studies White Loewenthal Award
Bronte Zemlic Mezzo-Soprano VIC Private Studies Toni & Jaki Bryant Award
Paull-Anthony Keightley Bass WA Private Studies Julian Baring Award
Amy Huang Violin NSW Royal College of Music Tait Scholar
Tara Minton Harp/Voice – Jazz VIC Advanced studies White Loewenthal Award
Benson Wilson Baritone NZ/ Samoa National Opera Studio Royal Over-Seas League Award
Lotte Betts-Dean Mezzo-Soprano VIC Dartington International Summer School John Amis Award
Iona Allan Violin QLD Dartington International Summer School John Amis Award
Jeremy Kleeman Baritone VIC Royal College of Music Opera School John Frost Award
Daniel Pini Cello NSW Southbank Sinfonia Tait Sir Charles Mackerras Chair
Mason King Ballet NZ Royal Ballet School Leanne Benjamin Awards
Ruby Cross Ballet QLD Royal Ballet School Leanne Benjamin Awards
Hannah Nash Ballet NSW English National Ballet School Leanne Benjamin Awards
Zoe Brady Ballet QLD English National Ballet School Leanne Benjamin Awards
Jordan Micallef Ballet NSW English National Ballet School Leanne Benjamin Awards
Charlotte Woodworth Ballet NSW English National Ballet School Leanne Benjamin Awards
So-Young Bae Ballet NZ Central School of Ballet Leanne Benjamin Awards