Delighted to hear that Valda Wilson, a Tait Awardee in 2008, has gone from success to success. Most recently she won the Public Prize of the Stella Maris International Voice Competition against other young singers from the best opera houses/ studios in the world including The Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, San Francisco, Hamburg, Munich etc. A first prize of 15,000 Euros which Valda plans to use to make a recording with a small chamber orchestra in Europe.
The competition was held onboard the ship as it cruised from Dubai, Oman and on to the Seychelles in November last year. A four part documentary was filmed by German director, Ralf Pleger currently available to watch online on 3sat plus this interview in this months magazine.
Valda has been part of the ensemble at the Semperoper, Dresden and is a regular visitor to the UK. A highlight was being asked to sing at the memorial service at Westminster Abbey for Tait Memorial Trust patron, Dame Joan Sutherland. A true honour for a young singer.
We look forward to hearing Valda again at the 2013 Winter Prom featuring appearances by Dame Gillian Weir, Travis Baker and Primavera Shima.
Holy Trinity Sloane Square, Chelsea 26 November 2013
The website of Valda Wilson – http://www.valdawilson.com.au/#
Tait Memorial Trust website
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