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…

The Leanne Benjamin Awards 2015

In 2014 The Tait Memorial Trust in collaboration with Tait Patron Leanne Benjamin AM OBE launched new ballet awards for young Australian dancers studying in the UK. The first recipient, Josephine Frick, was presented with her award at a Tait Friends event at Australia House on Tuesday 14th October 2014 as a contribution to her…

Waynne Kwon, cello – Inaugural Higgins Scholar

Below is a letter from Waynne Kwon about his 1st year at the Royal Northern College of Music. Waynne is the inaugural Higgin’s Scholar. A new award generously funded by the Higgins family. The award is£5,000 per annum for 3 years. We look forward to hearing about his 2nd year and ultimately follow the development of…

Stuart Skelton to give masterclass in London

Monday 2nd November, 2015 Tickets: £50 Venue: Victoria (full address provided on booking) Australian tenor Stuart Skelton, the 2014 Male Singer of the Year for the International Opera Awards, will give a public Masterclass with recent Opera Awards Foundation Bursary recipients. This will not only be a fascinating insight into the art of singing, it’s also a…

Applications for Tait Music awards close Friday 27th March

Grant Applications for 2015 Applicants must be: o Australian citizens o or domiciled in Australia o and be under the age of 35 The completed official application form must be accompanied by the following: Recording: CD (DVD/VHS video in the case of dancers) Photocopy of passport or other official document (proof of age, nationality/residence) Curriculum…

Ensemble Eroica Easter Concert

Young Australian Conductor, recent Solti Competition Finalist and Tait Winter Prom participant Toby Thatcher currently directs London-based group Ensemble Eroica. Their next programme takes place on Easter weekend, with music by Mozart and Strauss, and a guest solo appearance by Scottish Chamber Orchestra Principal Horn Alec Frank-Gemmill. Toby Thatcher is carving out a name for…

Changing Feet – A musical exploration of changing pace

Originally posted on Tait Memorial Trust:
Kevin Penkin, Tait Scholar @KevinPenkin at the Royal College of Music 2013 & 2014 @RCMLatest has been commissioned by the Tait Memorial Trust to write an orchestral work for our Winter Prom @StJohnsSmithSq. He has decided to write a piece for flute and orchestra which he has entitled, Changing Feet.…

Commonwealth Bank announced as new Principal Partner of the Tait Memorial Trust

The Tait Memorial Trust is delighted to announce its new partnership with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. The Commonwealth Bank is a long-standing and passionate supporter and corporate partner of some of Australia’s leading arts organisations. Their partnerships with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Bangarra Dance Theatre and Opera Australia aim to make the arts more…

Winter Prom 2014 at St John’s Smith Square

Tuesday, 9 December, 2014 – 19:30 at St John’s Smith Square Book here Join us as we showcase young Australian performing artists. The Tait Chamber Orchestra comprising Australian musicians in the UK, conducted by Kelly Lovelady, and Jayson Gillham, winner of the 2014 Montreal International Piano Competition will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 14 in…

Nicola Crowe, Flute – The Tait Chamber Orchestra

Nicola Crowe was a Tait Awardee in 2009 as the recipient of the Commonwealth Bank Australia Award. This year she is the 2014/15 holder of the Sir Charles Mackerras Chair with the Southbank Sinfonia. This is a coveted and honoured position in the orchestra which is part sponsored by the Tait Memorial Trust. Nicola will…