Awards

The Tait Memorial Trust is pleased to be assisting these fine young Australian artists in 2017.

The Tait Adopt a Performer scheme
The adopt a performer scheme allows a donor to directly support a young performing artist from Australia or New Zealand (as of May 2017) annually for a three-year commitment. Please click here to learn how to actively involve yourself in the career development of a young performer.

The greatest return, however, would be to see your awardee fulfill their true potential and, as they graduate to a professional career, the pleasure of knowing that you played an important part in making this possible.

Royal College of Music
Tait Scholar
Supported by the Julian Baring family
The Royal College of Music
Connor D’Netto, Composer | Bass Baritone | Photographer | Artist
To learn more about Connor please click here

Connor D’Netto, Tait Scholar 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Northern College of Music
Higgins Scholar –
Supported by the Higgins family
Waynne Kwon, Cello
To learn more about Waynne please click here

Waynne Kwon, cello, Higgins Family scholar
Waynne Kwon, Higgins Scholar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Loewenthal Award
Adopt a Performer award to support studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Madeleine Randall, Oboe

The Leanne Benjamin Awards 

selected by Leanne Benjamin AM OBE.

Financial assistance and support for young Australian & New Zealand dancers studying at major UK ballet schools.

John Frost Ballet Award
Australian dancer at the Royal Ballet School
Rebecca Blenkinsop, ballet

Tait General Award
English National Ballet School
Chloe Keneally, ballet

Chloe Keneally, ballet

Tait General Award
English National Ballet School
Maeve Nolan, ballet

Tait General Award
English National Ballet School
Lauren Songberg, ballet

Tait General Award
English National Ballet School
Breanna Ford, ballet

Partner Award Funding

Royal Over-Seas League Tait Prize
Australian musician showing the most promise
Justin Sun, Bassoon

Justin Sun, Bassoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Frost, Frank and Viola Tait Award
Australian International Opera Awards winner 2017
Bronte Zemlic, Mezzo-Soprano
To learn more about Bronte please click here

Bronte Zemlic, mezzo-soprano

 

 

 

 

 

Bel Canto Awards
Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation
A Concert platform for a young Australian/New Zealand singer
Bronwyn Douglass, Mezzo-Soprano

to read more about Bronwyn please click here

Bronwyn Douglass, mezzo-soprano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tait & Sir Charles Mackerras Chair
A Chair in the Southbank Sinfonia for the duration of the annual programme. This award is made possible due to a generous gift from the Estate of Lady Mackerras and a contribution from the Tait Trust to fund the Chair for at least the next 10 years.
Bernadette Morrison, Cello

 

John Amis Award
Dartington International Summer School
For a 1 week course of intensive study for an Australian musician
Cecile Ross, baroque viola

Cecile Ross during ‘King Arthur’ rehearsals at Dartington International Summer School

Extraordinary Awards

Louise Worthington Award
Award from Tait Friend, Louise Worthington to support the studies of a young Australian singer
Ashlyn Tymms, Mezzo-Soprano

Tait General Awards

Award funded by Nicholas Heesom
To assist with continued private study
Andrey Lebedev, Guitar

 

Thornton Foundation Award
To assist with studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Samantha Clarke, Soprano

Samantha Clarke, Soprano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tait Memorial Trust Award
To assist with continued private study
Kate Amos, Soprano
To learn more about Kate please click here

Kate Amos, Soprano

 

 

 

 

 

Whalley Goldie-Morrison Award
To assist with continued private study
Jade Moffat, Mezzo-Soprano
To learn more about Jade please click here

Jade Moffat, Mezzo Soprano

 

 

 

 

 

Julian Baring Award
Supported by the Julian Baring family
To assist with continued private study
Samantha Crawford, Soprano
To learn more about Samantha please click here

 

Tait Memorial Trust Award
To assist with studies at the Royal Academy of Music
Wilbur Whitta, Jazz Piano
To learn more about Wilbur please click here

Wilbur Whitta, Jazz Piano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tait Memorial Trust Award
To assist with studies at the Royal College of Music
Iona Allan, Violin
To learn more about Iona please click here

Iona Allan, Violin

Tait Memorial Trust Award
To assist with studies at the Royal Academy of Music
Courtenay Cleary, Violin
To learn more about Courtenay please click here

 

 

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