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Winning the Queen Elisabeth music competition in Belgium in May hardly allowed Brisbane violinist Ray Chen to rest on his laurels. WINNING the Queen Elisabeth music competition in Belgium in May hardly allowed Brisbane violinist Ray Chen to rest on...
KRISTIAN Winther sits at a South Melbourne cafe in the spring sunshine with his back to the Australian National Academy of Music. The classical bulk of the institution looms large, literally and figuratively, in the life of the young violinist....
  Renowned lover of French music, Barry Humphries, is in town promoting his new book Handling Edna and touring with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. He joined fellow Melba Ambassadors, Barry Tuckwell and Barry Jones and Melba Managing...
Park Lane Group, Purcell Room, London, 07/01/2009 The promotion of young talent has become so central to today’s music world that you wonder how artists ever established themselves in the past. But they did, and for more than 50 years they have...
This is a conversation with conductor Guillaume Tourniaire on his return from the Macerata Festival (Italy), where he oversaw the first production of Marco Turino’s opera based on The Servant by Robin Maugham (July 2008). He talks about the score he...
Transcript of Interview: TERRY LANE: Is a night on the stage as Brünnhilde a day’s good work? Lisa Gasteen: Yes. If I’m in the first act of anything I like to get in two hours before curtain up. In the Götterdämmerung because I’m in the prologue,...
Conductor Richard Bonynge keeps a schedule that would challenge a man half his age. The 77-year-old trots the globe conducting opera and ballet, makes records and undertakes scholarships. Though based in Switzerland, the Sydney-born conductor...
Steve Davislim is worth being spoken of in the same breath as his notable predecessors of similar voice – Peter Anders and Fritz Wunderlich – and praise can hardly be higher than that. Gramophone   Melbourne audiences have the opportunity to...
It’s 2001 and the second round of competition for Symphony Australia’s elite Young Performers Award is under way. The national judging panel is already impressed by the Queensland talent, but nothing can prepare them for what happens when a 16-...
Different, so double take twice as rewarding Pei-Jee and Pei-Sian Ng are two young, talented musicians with great stage presence, each playing a beautiful old cello with remarkable facility. And, by they way, they’re identical twins. As one...