Supporting Young Australian Talent

Welcome to the Tait Performing Arts Association Website

In support of the endeavor of excellence

We are proud to be involved in the promotion of Australian performing talent, including

  • Singers
  • Musicians
  • Actors
  • Ballet Dancers

The Tait Memorial Trust was formed in 1992 by Isla Baring OAM in memory of her father Sir Frank Tait and his four brothers who played such an important part in the establishment of theatre and the performing arts in Australia. It also recognises with an annual award the major contribution of Viola, Lady Tait as a founding patron of the Trust.

The Trust offers awards/grants for postgraduate study, performance opportunities to young Australian musicians and performing artists, and general help in the furtherance of their careers while resident in the UK.

The Tait Performing Arts Association Inc in Australia, supports the same ideals as the Trust.

The Association from 1 November 2011 is a deductible gift recipient for your donations of $2 or more. Please forward your cheque to us in favour of the Tait Performing Arts Association Inc. We will send you a receipt by return mail. You may also make a donation by way of a gift of property. Please contact us first and we will discuss with the most appropriate way in which you can make a gift.

It is very exciting that we have formed the Tait Performing Arts Association in my home town Melbourne, where I was born and where the Taits made their name through J.C. Williamsons. Such an incredible dynasty and how lucky was Australia to see and hear so many international artists, operas, recitals, musicals over 60 years. We have worked so hard over 25 years in London to establish a good reputation and helped so many young musicians with awards and showcases.

Please help us to build our Foundation in Australia so we can spread our wings and help nurture our young talent to survive in this competitive world.

Isla Baring OAM, Chairman TPAA

Tuesday 29th September at 9pm.

Celebrating the 90th Birthday of Maestro Richard Bonynge AC CBE
Courtesy of the Australian High Commissioner
Artistic Director: Rosemary Tuck
Ballet Artistic Director: Leanne Benjamin AM OBE

Special Guests include:
John Copley CBE, theatre and opera producer and director
David Mellor QC, broadcaster, barrister, and former politician

Guest Artists include:
Yvonne Kenny, soprano, Helena Dix, soprano, Emma Matthews, soprano, Valda Wilson, soprano*, Catherine Carby, mezzo soprano*
Chad Vindin*, Filipe Manu, tenor*
Benson Wilson, baritone*, Jeffrey Black, baritone*
Waynne Kwon, cello*
Rosemary Tuck, piano*

Royal Ballet Soloists
Calvin Richardson, ballet*, Fumi Kaneko, ballet **, Reece Clarke, ballet **

* Tait Awardee
** Soloist Royal Ballet

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