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Kate Golla -The Pianist’s Journey

Sydney-born pianist Kate Golla, now living in London and working as a highly sought-after pianist, repetiteur and vocal coach returns to Australia for a recital series with the exciting superstar tenor Allan Clayton on tour for Musica Viva. She talks to SoundsLIkeSydney about her life and work in the UK,
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Sydney Eisteddfod Announces 2022 Kawai Piano Scholarship Finalists

The Sydney Eisteddfod has selected four outstanding pianists to compete in the final round of its 2022 Kawai Piano Scholarship Final. The four finalists were selected from 20 of Australia’s most talented emerging pianists from whom nine semi-finalists were selected.  From this group of nine, four pianists were selected to compete in the final. They…
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Pinchgut’s Platée Comes To The Screen

Pinchgut Opera’s celebrated performance of Rameau’s masterpiece Platée, directed by Neil Armfield, premieres on 14 July, 2022 on Pinchgut At Home. Cinematically filmed and recorded at City Recital Hall in Sydney by Australian Theatre Live lastDecember, Platée features an all-Australian cast, led by Kanen Breen in an unforgettable performance as Platée. The impressive line-up includes…
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Australian Music Centre Announces MOMENTUM Commission Recipients  

Connor D’Netto (Qld) and Maria Grenfell (Tas) are the recipients of The Australian Music Centre’s  MOMENTUM Commissions. Each composer receives $2,500 towards the commission of a proposed work. Artists were called to propose a new work for a small chamber ensemble and voice, inspired by nature and the Australian environment. Connor D’Netto’s proposed work will explore…
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Triple Opera Debut For Thrilling Melbourne Baritone

Melbourne baritone Kiran Rajasingam will reach three exciting milestones when he sings the role of Prince Yamadori in Opera Australia’s production of Madama Butterfly which opens at the Sydney Opera House in June. It is his debut in Sydney, his debut at the Sydney Opera House and as a principal with the company.
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Halcyon Relaunches First Stones 2022, Vocal Writing Intensive

Halcyon is relaunching First Stones 2022, its vocal writing intensive, coming up in July 2022.  First Stones 2022 promises to be an unrivalled opportunity to discover more about the voice and its capabilities, something Halcyon has been living out in performance for almost twenty five years.  Additionally, it is a chance to explore the collaborative…
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Concert Review: Winterreise/ Clayton/Golla. Musica Viva

English tenor Allan Clayton and Australian-born, London-based pianist Kate Golla joined forces for a performance of Winterreise, Franz Schubert’s iconic song-cycle with text by poet Wilhelm Müller, sung in German with English surtitles. This remarkable performance deserves unrestrained acclamation.