Australian Tenor Samuel Sakker Succeeds At The Grange Competition

Congratulations to Samuel Sakker with his success in the inaugural Grange Festival International Singing Competition which has just concluded with the Australian tenor gaining the second prize to British soprano Rowan Pierce’s winning performance. British-Serbian bass-baritone Božidar Smiljanić was placed third. Around 150 young singers aged 33 and under from 28...more...

Posted on September 28, 2017 @ 12.09  Dot  News
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Musica Viva’s New Building Houses Community Rehearsal Studio

Adam Hall and The Velvet Players show off Musica Viva’s new Janette Hamilton Studio – available to the wider music community from January 2018 Musica Viva has recently launched a new...more...

Posted on September 28, 2017 @ 11.30  Dot  News

Opera Companies Required To Hire More Home Talent

In a long-awaited response to the National Opera Review, chaired by Helen Nugent and released nearly a year ago in October 2016, the federal government has addressed the declining number of Australian opera singers heard on Australian stages by requiring that the nation’s major opera companies employ more Australian singers...more...

Posted on September 22, 2017 @ 16.05  Dot  News

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Retires From Singing

Dame Kiri te Kanawa who was watched by an estimated 600 million people when she sang Let the Bright Seraphim at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, has announced her retirement from singing. Dame Kiri shot to fame as the Countess in the 1971 Covent Garden production of...more...

Posted on September 13, 2017 @ 23.20  Dot  News
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New Release on ABC Classics: Into Silence/ Cislowska/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Into Silence, the new album from ABC Classics released today, features pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska performing the music of an extraordinary generation of composers from the Baltic states: Henryk Górecki (born...more...

Posted on September 8, 2017 @ 17.19  Dot  News
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Lux Aeterna – ABC Classics Release Features Sydney Chamber Choir Performing The Music Of Stanhope

Lux Aeterna, is a new album of music by Australian composer Paul Stanhope, performed by the Sydney Chamber Choir and release on ABC Classics on 8 September 2017. ‘Lux Aeterna’ –...more...

Posted on September 7, 2017 @ 10.48  Dot  News
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Netrebko And Eyvazov Release Double CD Ahead Of Australian Tour

Anna Netrebko and her husband, tenor Yusif Eyvazov are releasing a new album of love song duets Romanza, on 1 September 2017 ahead of their duo recital in Sydney on 24...more...

Posted on August 28, 2017 @ 17.15  Dot  News
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Sydney Youth Orchestras Open Auditions For 2018

The Sydney Youth Orchestras are calling for young orchestral musicians to audition for their 2018 intake. Musicians aged between 6 and 24 who regularly study with a professional instrumental teacher...more...

Posted on August 28, 2017 @ 15.57  Dot  News
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2017 Art Music Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees in the 2017 APRA/AMCOS Art Music Awards! The winners of the 2017 Art Music Awards across 11 national categories and 8 state / territory...more...

Posted on August 25, 2017 @ 15.02  Dot  News