Where it all began – Interview: Liane Keegan – Classic Melbourne

Lovely interview with our first awardee, Liane Keegan. Liane was the reason that Isla Baring created the Tait Memorial Trust in 1992. Liane wanted to further her studies in the UK but needed financial assistance to allow her to continue. Isla offered to produce a concert at Australia House, invited her friends,  and due to…

Herald Sun Aria winner Panayiota Kalatzis sweeps all before her | Herald Sun

We are thrilled to report that Tait Awardee, Panayiota Kalatzis, won the coveted 2016 Herald Sun Aria in Melbourne’s, Hamer Hall a few days ago. Panayiota was the 2014 recipient of the Australian International Opera Awards which gave her the funds to study at the Wales International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill. SCINTILLATING soprano…

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…

Yelian He plays cello concerto with the Sydney Symphony

2015 is a pretty special year for me. It’s the first year I’ve spent experiencing the 30’s, the first time my cello was swabbed and searched instead of me in an airport, and it’s the first time I’ve performed a concerto without a conductor – and with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra to boot.    …

June Mendoza interview from the Pikitia Press Blog

This blog post was published on the Pikitia Press Blog on Thursday January 23rd, 2014 written by Matt Emery.  As June Mendoza is a patron of the Tait Memorial Trust we wanted to share this fascinating article about a great Australian. We are very grateful to Matt Emery for sharing these illustrations and his interview…

Raffle prizes at The Leanne Benjamin Awards

Raffle to be drawn at The Leanne Benjamin Awards at The Royal Ballet School. 6.30pm at the Royal Ballet School. Tickets are selling fast. Looking forward to seeing Leanne working with the talented students at the RBS. The Raffle prizes include: •Ballet Shoes signed by Leanne Benjamin OBE • 2 tickets for Hansel and Gretel,…

Kiandra Howarth, Soprano – Success at the Royal Opera House

Australian soprano, Kiandra Howarth, a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme had a great success at the ROH. Blogger and opera reviewer Sarah Noble @primalamusica reporting from London ROH’s “Dialogues of the Carmelites by Poulenc-“. Thought the Bel Canto crowd would like to hear about another Aussie success – Kiandra Howarth went on…