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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.

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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.

    Season 1 2021 Episode 7 // Kelsy de Prada & Sarah Chen

    Season 1 2021 Episode 7 // Kelsy de Prada & Sarah Chen

    It's Episode 8 of The Talent! This week, flautist Kesly de Prada and pianist Sarah Chen perform live-to-air and receive on-air feedback from our industry mentors, guest flautist Melissa Doeke and regular mentor, pianist Kenji Fujimura, along with The Talent's host Teddy Darling.

    Kelsy performed:
    Henri Busser: Les Écureuils
    Ross Edwards: Water Spirit Song
    Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata in D Major for Flute and Piano, Movement II: Scherzo’

    Sarah performed:
    Bach: “Capriccio” from Partita BWV 826
    Beethoven: “Vivace ma non troppo” and “Prestissimo” from Sonata No. 30 in E major Op. 109
    Debussy: Gardens in the Rain

    The Talent credits

    Host: Teddy Darling
    Regular Mentor: Dr Kenji Fujimura
    Guest Mentor: Melissa Doeke
    Producer: Jess Carrascalao Heard
    Sound Engineers: Joe Gofron and Keely Armstrong
    Production Interns: Jack Burmeister and Sarah Maher
    Podcast producer: Jack Burmeister

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

    • 56 min
    Season 1 2021 Episode 6 // Therese Ng and Ray Liang

    Season 1 2021 Episode 6 // Therese Ng and Ray Liang

    It's Episode 6 of the Talent, and featured on the show this week is percussionist Therese Ng and pianist Ray Liang. They performed repertoire from all around the world, with works from America, Russia, Poland and, of course, Australia. Our host, Teddy Darling, was joined by our resident mentor Kenji Fujimura and guest menor, percussionist Eugene Ughetti.

    Therese performed:
    - J.S. Bach: “Ciaccona” from Partita for Violin Solo No. 2 in D Minor
    - Stephen Falk: Errol Street
    - Joe Hisaishi: Summer

    Ray performed:
    - Miriam Hyde: Valley of Rocks
    - Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2 Op. 36 (1931 revised)

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    The Talent credits

    Host: Teddy Darling
    Regular Mentor: Dr Kenji Fujimura
    Guest Mentor: Eugene Ughetti
    Producer: Jess Carrascalao Heard
    Sound Engineers: Greg Matheson and Keely Armstrong
    Production Interns: Jack Burmeister and Sarah Maher
    Podcast producer: Jess Carrascalao Heard

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

    • 58 min
    Season 1 2021 Episode 5 // Chelsea Hinh and Dorothy Li

    Season 1 2021 Episode 5 // Chelsea Hinh and Dorothy Li

    For Episode 5 of The Talent, violinist Chelsea Hinh and pianist Dorothy Li performed at the Good Shepherd Chapel next door to 3MBS. Hosted by Teddy Darling, they performed repertoire from Ysaye to Chopin for our guest mentor, violinist Markiyan Melnychenko and resident mentor, Dr Kenji Fujimura.

    Chelsea performed:
    - Paganini: Caprice No. 5
    - Bach: 'Grave and Allegro' from Sonata No. 2
    - Ysaye: 'Prelude: Obsession' from Sonata No. 2

    Dorothy performed:
    - Chopin: Nocturne Op. 27 No. 2
    - Miriam Hyde: Valley of Rocks

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    The Talent credits

    Host: Teddy Darling
    Regular Mentor: Dr Kenji Fujimura
    Guest Mentor: Marikyan Melnychenko
    Producer: Jess Carrascalao Heard
    Sound Engineers: Sam Bignell, Joe Gofron and Erin Stannard
    Production Interns: Jack Burmeister and Sarah Maher
    Podcast producer: Jess Carrascalao Heard

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

    • 55 min
    Season 1 2021 Episode 4 // Leighton Triplow and Ben Fu

    Season 1 2021 Episode 4 // Leighton Triplow and Ben Fu

    It's Episode 4 of The Talent, and featured on the show this week is tenor Leighton Triplow and young pianist Ben Fu. They performed a programme spanning from Purcell to Prokofiev for our industry mentors. Joining host Teddy Darling and resident mentor Dr Kenji Fujimura this week was our guest mentor, mezzo-soprano Sally-Anne Russell.

    Leighton performed:
    - Anthony Young: Bright Teraminta
    - William Boyce: Venus, to Soothe My Heart, to Love
    - Henry Purcell: Ask me to Love No More
    - Théodore Dubois: Ave Maria
    - Geoffrey Triplow: Home Under the Southern Skies

    Ben performed:
    - Tchaikovsky: Dumka
    - Prokofiev: Mvt 3, Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 83

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    The Talent credits
    Host: Teddy Darling
    Regular Mentor: Dr Kenji Fujimura
    Guest Mentor: Sally-Anne Russell
    Producer: Jess Carrascalao Heard
    Sound Engineers: Jairo Gomez, Greg Matheson, Keely Armstrong
    Production Interns: Jack Burmeister and Sarah Maher
    Podcast producer: Jess Carrascalao Heard

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

    • 59 min
    Season 1 2021 Episode 3 // Kit Millais and Richard Liang

    Season 1 2021 Episode 3 // Kit Millais and Richard Liang

    Episode 3 of The Talent is here! This episode is all about brass and piano, with performances by trombonist Kit Millais and pianist Richard Liang. They performed for guest mentor, trombonist and MYO artistic director Brett Kelly and this season's regular mentor, pianist Dr Kenji Fujimura, along with host Teddy Darling.

    Kit performed:
    - Tomasi: "Andante et Scherzo-Valse" from Concerto for Trombone
    - Carolina Calvache: Ethereal

    Richard performed:
    - Schumann: Mvt 1 and 2 from Piano Sonata in G Minor, Op. 22 No. 2
    - Schumann-Liszt: Widmung Piano Transcription

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    The Talent credits
    Host: Teddy Darling
    Regular Mentor: Dr Kenji Fujimura
    Guest Mentor: Brett Kelly
    Producer: Jess Carrascalao Heard
    Sound Engineers: Jairo Gomez, Joe Gofron, Erin Stannard
    Production Interns: Jack Burmeister and Sarah Maher
    Podcast producer: Jess Carrascalao Heard

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

    • 58 min
    Season 1 2021 Episode 2 // Olivia Dacal and Meng Xia

    Season 1 2021 Episode 2 // Olivia Dacal and Meng Xia

    It's Episode 2 of this season of The Talent. This episode is jazzy vibes and gorgeous piano, with performances by two wonderful musicians from VCASS, jazz vocalist Olivia Dacal and pianist Meng Xia. They performed for our guest mentor, pianist and actor Julia Hastings and this season's regular mentor, pianist Dr Kenji Fujimura, along with host Teddy Darling.

    Olivia performed:
    - "The Sweetheart Tree" by Henri Mancini
    - "Corcovado" by Antonio Carlos Jobim
    - "No Moon at All" by David Mann and Redd Evans
    - "There will never be another you" by Harry Warren (lyrics by Mack Gordon)

    Meng performed:
    - Andante Spinato et Grande Polonaise, by Chopin

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    The Talent credits
    Host: Teddy Darling
    Regular Mentor: Dr Kenji Fujimura
    Guest Mentor: Julia Hastings
    Producer: Jess Carrascalao Heard
    Sound Engineers: Jairo Gomez, Greg Matheson, Keely Armstrong
    Production Interns: Jack Burmeister and Sarah Maher
    Podcast producer: Sarah Maher

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

    • 58 min

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