Melba Recordings

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Go behind the scenes for insights on our recordings, our artists and our future plans. Follow our artists' schedules and share the excitement of their journeys.

4/07/2007
The cello lineage of twins Pei-Jee and Pei-Sian Ng can be traced back via the Elder Conservatorium to James Whitehead, teacher of Janis Laurs, teacher to these outstandingly gifted musicians. Playing together, they fit as snugly as the...
2/07/2007
Twin cellists to bow together These artists are at a level few achieve, writes Penelope Debelle. Pei-Jee Ng, the older twin, plays an elegant French cello made in 1844 which suits his more restrained personal style. Pei-Sian, the younger by a few...
1/07/2007
To much acclaim, Melba's new recording artists, the Adelaide-born Ng brothers, have finished their first extensive Australian tour. Performing alongside established Melba artist, pianist David Tong, the twin cellists featured the world premiere...
22/06/2007
Identical in Every Sense Brothers Pei-Jee and Pei-Sian are a dynamic duo on the cello. Louise Nunn explores a remarkable partnership. Twin cellists Pei-Jee and Pei-Sian Ng have shared the spotlight since they were born. Delivered minutes apart,...
4/05/2007
Melba's Ring Acclaimed Around The World  MARIA VANDAMME, CEO of Melba Recordings, was in Paris on the 4th May for the presentation of the prestigious Prix Lauritz Melchior* to tenor Stuart Skelton for his internationally acclaimed...
2/04/2007
The Music Lover and the Maestro   Under the baton of Barry Tuckwell AC OBE, one of the world’s greatest horn players, Sydney musician Ben Jacks has recorded a work for horn and orchestra—a work commissioned by the well-known Australian...
1/03/2007
The recent chamber works of Australian composer and pianist Roger Smalley are the feature of a disc recorded with the former Australian String Quartet (now known as the Grainger Quartet); horn player Darryl Poulsen, violinist Paul Wright and the...
1/03/2007
Conductor and Opera lover Richard Bonynge takes part in a new adventure, that of the Melba label, as Australian as the Soprano it takes its name from. Very tall, slim, elegant and relaxed, Richard Bonynge apologizes with a great sense of humour for...
28/02/2007
Nothing, it seems, can stop Maria Vandamme. She started the classical record label, Melba, in 2000 and two years ago controversially persuaded the Federal Government to provide $1 million a year for five years. Financially secure, she looked...
15/02/2007
Melba has collaborated with virtuoso wind player Nick Byrne to bring the sounds of the ophicleide to twenty-first century music lovers. Berlioz and Meyerbeer in France, and Mendelssohn and Wagner in Germany wrote for it but these days no one plays...