Dame Joan Sutherland 70th Birthday Gala | Australia House, London | Tuesday 10th December 1996

We are delighted to publicly release the video recording of Dame Joan Sutherland’s 70th Birthday Gala at Australia House, London 1996 to celebrate her birthday today. The event was a joint production of the Australian Music Foundation, then celebrating its 21st year, and the 4-year-old Tait Memorial Trust. We hope you enjoy watching this magical moment…

In Conversation: Jayson Gillham | Rehearsal Magazine

Jayson Gillham is a featured artist in our 25th Anniversary Concert, Stuart Skelton sings Wagner at St Paul’s Church Knightsbridge on Wednesday 13 September at 7pm. Tickets are still available book here via this link Fascinating Q&A with him published in Melbourne based Rehearsal Magazine. On homesickness, networking and practice techniques. Your newly released third…

Stuart Skelton sings Wagner | Concert now on sale

The Tait Memorial Trust is to present renowned Australian tenor Stuart Skelton, at a gala concert to celebrate our 25th Anniversary at St Paul’s Church Knightsbridge, on Wednesday the 13th September at 7pm. “Stuart Skelton’s Tristan is the finest account of Wagner’s most extreme and taxing operatic character…that I’ve ever seen or heard on a…

Jayson Gillham | New Album Release ABC Classics

New Release ABC Classics – Pre-order now Medtner Piano Concerto No. 1 Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 We are very excited to announce that Jayson Gillham’s latest disc with ABC Classics is now available to pre-order, and will be released on 7th July!  It features concertos by two Russian friends Rachmaninoff and Medtner. Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2…

Connor D’Netto | Tait Scholar 2017

We are delighted to confirm that Connor D’Netto is to be our 3rd Tait Scholar at the Royal College of Music, a generous award sponsored by the Julian Baring family. We wish him all the very best and look forward to working with him as he aspires to reach the very top of the musical…

Tait Music Awards 2017

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…

Samantha Crawford, soprano | 2017 Julian Baring Award

We are delighted to confirm that Samantha Crawford has been awarded the 2017 Julian Baring Award. The Julian Baring award winner is selected personally by our Chairman, Isla Baring OAM, it is one of the Trust’s most prestigious awards. This summer Samantha will debut at the Bayreuther Festspiele in concert and perform Agathe DER FREISCHÜTZ for Blackheath…

Jessica Cottis to conduct the RPO at the 2017 BBC Proms

Jessica Cottis is to conduct at the 2017 BBC Proms this summer, this time with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (including a work by Sculthorpe) More information can be found here https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e9dv2m 22nd July 2017: 2pm and 6pm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Royal Albert Hall ​ Proms 11 & 12: works by Beethoven, Copland, Elgar, Mozart, Respighi,…