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The Talent is an exciting live performance program which assists young performers at the start of their careers by broadcasting recitals by musicians who are currently studying at tertiary institutions or have recently graduated.

The Talent 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne

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The Talent is an exciting live performance program which assists young performers at the start of their careers by broadcasting recitals by musicians who are currently studying at tertiary institutions or have recently graduated.

    E3: Interview Special // What's it like to be a young performer?

    E3: Interview Special // What's it like to be a young performer?

    It’s our final interview special delving into what it’s like to be a young performer in today’s competitive world! In this episode, The Talent host Teddy Darling chats with pianist Karl Chiu and violist Jamie Miles. They discussed experience at competitions, the valuable experience ensemble playing gives, the musicians they look up to, and more.

    Each of our performers has chosen a piece of music that inspires them. You can find a Spotify playlist of their inspiration pieces here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6W9CHCylShvba23catIv1T?si=2a950934ff394e70

    Host: Teddy Darling
    Guests: Karl Chiu, Jamie Miles
    Podcast production: Teddy Darling and Jess Carrascalao Heard
    Executive Producer: Jess Carrascalao Heard

    The Talent is made possible with the generous support from the Robert Salzer Foundation.

    • 34 min
    E2: Interview Special // What's it like to be a young performer?

    E2: Interview Special // What's it like to be a young performer?

    It’s our second interview special delving into what it’s like to be a young performer in today’s competitive world. This week, The Talent host Teddy Darling (remotely) sat down for a chat with cellist & Composer Ceridwen McCooey, flautist Matthew Mulherin and soprano Harmony Lee. They discussed experience at competitions, the valuable experience ensemble playing gives, what motivates them and how they became interested in their instruments.

    Each of our performers has chosen a piece of music that inspires them. You can find a Spotify playlist of their inspiration pieces here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1qD9fpGvDVqJAhzqcltvsz?si=4c44080d679f43f4

    Host: Teddy Darling
    Guests: Ceridwen McCooey, Matthew Mulherin, Harmony Lee
    Podcast production: Teddy Darling and Jess Carrascalao Heard
    Executive Producer: Jess Carrascalao Heard

    The Talent is made possible with the generous support from the Robert Salzer Foundation.

    • 39 min
    E1: Interview Special // What's it like to be a young performer?

    E1: Interview Special // What's it like to be a young performer?

    Missing The Talent? Well, we’ve been missing you, too, and most of all, we’ve missed showcasing our emerging performers!

    With the pandemic leading to the postponement of Season 2, we wanted to touch base with our performers, and find out what it means to be a young performer today. What are the highlights? What are the struggles? What do they see ahead in their careers? What motivates them? Over the next three weeks, you’ll hear several of our young performers chat about these questions and more with our host Teddy Darling.

    This week’s episode features:
    - Violist Hillary Cheng
    - Cellist Isaac Lee
    - Pianist, composer and marimba player Jasmine Lai

    Each of our performers has chosen a piece of music that inspires them. You can find a Spotify playlist of their inspiration pieces here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4w50dkBk0L8nclfvL4RZ9M?si=52ec704853bc4167

    - Hillary’s inspiration: Mvt 1, Violin Concerto in C Minor Op. 25, by York Bowen
    - Isaac’s inspiration: The Moldau, by Smetana
    - Jasmine’s inspiration: Goldberg Variations by J.S. Bach

    Host: Teddy Darling
    Guests: Hillary Cheng, Isaac Lee, Jasmine Lai
    Podcast production: Jess Carrascalao Heard and Teddy Darling
    Executive Producer: Jess Carrascalao Heard

    The Talent is made possible with the generous support from the Robert Salzer Foundation.

    • 29 min
    Season 2 2021 Episode 1 // Isaac Lee and Nicholas Khong

    Season 2 2021 Episode 1 // Isaac Lee and Nicholas Khong

    The Talent is back for another season! In Episode 1, cellist Isaac Lee and pianist Nicholas Khong performed a wonderful array of pieces that saw us go from Hindson to Shostakovich, and from Sculthorp to Messiaen! Host Teddy Darling returns for another season and tonight was joined by two wonderful guest mentors, pianist Julia Hastings and cellist Zoe Knighton, who provided feedback for our performers tonight.

    Isaac Lee (with associate artist Stewart Kelly) performed:
    - Hindson: Jungle Fever
    - Fauré: Apres un Reve
    - Shostakovich: Mvt 2, Sonata for Piano & Cello

    Nicholas Khong performed:
    - Sculthorpe: Mountains
    - Messiaen: "I sleep, but my heart keeps awake" - Reflections of the Infant Christ, No. 19

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    The Talent credits:
    Host: Teddy Darling
    Guest Mentor: Zoe Knighton
    Guest Mentor: Julia Hastings
    Producer: Jess Carrascalao Heard
    Sound Engineer: Kieren McCoey
    Podcast producer: Jess Carrascalao Heard

    The Talent is made possible by the generous support from the Robert Salzer Foundation.

    • 58 min
    Season 1 2021: Grand Final // Hannah Shin, Ray Liang, Brian Luo

    Season 1 2021: Grand Final // Hannah Shin, Ray Liang, Brian Luo

    It's the Season 1 Grand Final, and it's an all-piano affair! Join host Teddy Darling with season mentor, pianist Dr Kenji Fujimura, and special guest mentor, conductor Richard Davis, as they listen to our three finalists play one last time and battle it out for first, second and third prize. Hear pianists Hannah Shin, Ray Liang and Brian Luo perform works by Ravel, Rachmaninov, Beethoven and Kapustin. Who will win?

    Hannah performed:
    - Beethoven: Mvt 1, Piano Sonata No. 29, Op. 106 (“Hammerkalvier”)

    Ray performed:
    - Rachmaninov: Mvt 2: Non Allegro, Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36
    - Kapustin: Etude Op. 40, No. 3 “Toccata”

    Brian performed:
    - Ravel: Mvt 3 “Scarbo” from Gaspard de la Nuit

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    The Talent Credits:
    Host: Teddy Darling
    Season Mentor: Dr Kenji Fujimura
    Guest Mentor: Richard Davis
    The Talent producer: Jess Carrascalão Heard
    Audio technical production: Joe Gofron
    Video technical production: Sam Bignell
    Podcast producer: Jess Carrascalão Heard

    The Talent is possible with the generous support from the Robert Salzer foundation.

    • 55 min
    Best Of, Part 2 // Invictus Quartet, Ji Woo Yoon, Ryan Lynch

    Best Of, Part 2 // Invictus Quartet, Ji Woo Yoon, Ryan Lynch

    It's the second week of lockdown, which means it's the second week of our best ofs! Join host Teddy Darling and relive performances by cellist Ji Woo Yoon (2nd Prize, Season 1 2019), multi-instrumentalist Ryan Lynch (Season 1, 2018) and catch up with Invictus Quartet (Audience Prize, Season 2 2017) as they chat about what they've been up to since being on The Talent.

    Ji Woo Yoon performed:
    - Rossini: Una Larme
    - Casado: Dance of the Green Devil

    Ryan Lynch performed:
    - Elena Kats-Chernin: Frosted Windows
    - Katia Beaugeais: Re-Emerging: for Soprano Saxophone
    - Ross Edwards: Ulpirra

    Invictus Quartet performed:
    - Haydn: Mvt 4 "Finale", String Quartet Op. 33 No. 1
    - Beethoven: Mvt 1 "Allegro" String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59

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    The Talent credits:
    Host: Teddy Darling
    Guests: Invictus Quartet (Rebecca Wang, Nyssa Sanguansri, Jin Tong Long, Annika Cho)

    The Talent is made possible with generous support from the Robert Salzer Foundation.

    • 58 min

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