Bravura in the Salon – November 30th 2023




At Leslie Macleod-Miller’s

3c Carlisle Place, London SW1P 1NP

Thursday 30th November 2023

Featuring Tait Awardees from Australia & New Zealand

Presented by Ross Alley | Musical director: Chad Vindin

The Tait Memorial Trust invites you to an evening of music celebrating the art of bravura performance…featuring our talented 2023 awardees. 


As ever we thank Leslie sincerely for offering the use of his beautiful London home for the concert and for providing the delicious food and wine.

Includes post concert reception with canapes to meet the artists.


Cathlyn-Rose McKellar

Kander & Ebb: “First You Dream” from Steel Pier

David Meng Xia

Schumann: Allegro Op. 8

James Emerson

Handel: “Sorge infausta una procella” from Orlando

Austin Haynes

(with Jessica Abrahams on cello)

Handel: “Che più si tarda…Stille amare” from Tolomeo

Handel: “Fammi combattere” from Orlando

Megan Yang

Paganini: “La Campanella” (Kreisler transcription)

Sarah Prestwidge 

Bernstein: “Glitter and be gay” from Candide

James Emerson

Coward: “Nina

Sonya Pigot

Rachmaninov: Études-Tableaux Op.39 No.5 in E-flat Minor



Featuring Tait Awardees:

Jessica Abrahams, cello

James Emerson, baritone

Austin Haynes, countertenor

Cathlyn-Rose McKellar, soprano

David Meng Xia, piano

Sonya Pigot, piano

Sarah Prestwidge, soprano

Megan Yang, violin