Tait Memorial Trust

Proudly supporting young
Australian performing
artists in the UK

Founded in 1992

Principal Partner

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Isla Baring OAM

Founding Patrons
Dame Joan Sutherland AC OM DBE
Viola, Lady Tait AM
John McCallum AO CBE
Googie Withers AO CBE

Danielle de Niese
Leanne Benjamin AM OBE
John Frost AM
Julian Gavin
Patricia Countess of Harewood
Barry Humphries AO CBE
Piers Lane AO
June Mendoza AO OBE
Ermes de Zan


Qantas Airways Limited, Event Partner, The Tait Memorial Trust

Australia Day Foundation, Event Partner, The Tait Memorial Trust

Treasury Wine Estates, Event Partner, The Tait Memorial Trust

Australian Business, Event Partner, The Tait Memorial Trust

Royal Over-Seas League, Partner, The Tait Memorial Trust

Britain-Australia Society, Partner, The Tait Memorial Trust

Justin Baring
Isla Baring OAM
Shirley Barr
Anne Longden
Susie Thornton

Fay Curtin
Jan Gowrie-Smith
Caroline Hamilton
Ros Higgins
Wendy Kramer
Dr Margaret Mayston AM
Gayle McDermott
Patricia Nimmo
John Rendall
Margaret Rodgers
Ann Seddon
Jacqueline Thompson
Rosemary Tuck

Honorary Member
Nicola Downer AM

Executive Director
James Hancock

Registered charity 1042797

Upcoming Tait & Partner Events

Tait Winter Prom 2015 with Piers Lane

Dear Friends and Supporters

We are honoured that our Patron, Piers Lane AO will perform for us at The Royal College of Music on November 23rd for our 5th Tait Trust Winter Prom to help us raise funds for our Awards. Piers is one of our most treasured artists who played in our second concert in 1993 at Australia House and has since appeared for us many times over the years. We are so grateful for his friendship and support.

Piers has performed the complete Nocturnes by Chopin dozens of times throughout the world, including to a sold-out Wigmore Hall, in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, Sydney's Angel Place and Melbourne's Recital Centre. For us, he will present a selection of his favourites.

He has recently been appointed as the Artistic Director of the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia.

We will first showcase some of our 2015 awardees:

Alexandra Isted, violin - Tait Scholar at the RCM
Tabatha Mc Fadyen, soprano - Tait Award, Bel Canto Awards Australia
Matthew Reardon, tenor - Tait Prize, Australian International Opera Awards
Chad Vindin, piano - Tait Prize, Royal Over-Seas League
Peter Wilson, composer - Loewenthal Award RCM

Don't miss this opportunity to hear Piers and our talented awardees and meet them at a small reception after the concert. For our Friends please join us for dinner at the Polish Club with Piers and our Tait Awardee performers. Please follow the link below to book your place and book early as places are limited

See you there

Isla Baring
Tait Memorial Trust

Tait Winter Prom 2015

Our awards would not be possible without the support of the Tait Friends, our loyal private donors and our principal partner the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Thank you. Please come. Help us to support these talented young Australians who are making their mark in the UK.

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"No praise can be high enough for Piers Lane whose playing throughout is of a superb musical intelligence, sensitivity and scintillating brilliance." Bryce Morrison, Gramophone

Past Events
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