Archives: Talent

Matthew Dixon

Matthew is a 25-year-old baritone from Perth, a recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD). He is heading to study a year on a scholarship from the University of Wales to the Welsh International Academy of Voice with internationally renowned vocal pedagogue Dennis O’Neill in September 2021, which was delayed because …

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Chelsea Kluga

Chelsea Kluga made her professional debut as the Woodpecker with West Australian Opera in the 2018 production of The Cunning Little Vixen and has been a chorus member since 2017. Completing her Masters of Music at Mannes College in New York City, she was the recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Scholarship and a finalist …

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Brianna Louwen

Brianna Louwen is a Soprano from Perth, Western Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Australia and a Masters in Solo Voice Ensemble Singing from the University of York in the UK. Brianna is establishing herself as a professional Solo and Consort Singer in Perth and sings with the St …

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Chelsea Burns

Chelsea Burns is an Australian soprano. Chelsea is a current member of the Wesfarmers Arts Young Artist program at West Australian Opera, a position she has held since 2019. She made her solo debut with the company in 2020 when she played the role of Lucy in Menotti’s The Telephone. She completed her Master of …

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Liz Jack

Liz Jack is an entertaining and experienced MC and facilitator. With over thirty years’ emceeing a diverse range of events her relaxed style coupled with tight control over the program, ensures organizers and their guests can relax and enjoy the experiences. Formerly the CEO of the Denmark Chamber of Commerce and a long time independent …

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Benita Cattalini

Benita believes that regional WA holds the community values, strength, bravery and determination that she wants to be part of. She fulfilled a lifelong ambition to return to regional life in WA when she moved to the Great Southern from East Timor in December 2017. In Albany she has been involved with the Board of …

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Verity James

Verity James is a vivacious media personality and writer, formerly a broadcaster with ABC Radio for 28 years, plus 5 years as a foodie guest on 6PR creating recipes, cooking and sharing. In her time as a freelancer, Verity has owned and run a fresh produce business and tutored at Edith Cowan University in broadcasting. …

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Max Veenhuyzen

Max Veenhuyzen is a food, drink and travel journalist and photographer based in Perth, Western Australia. He contributes to key Australian titles and publications including Australian Gourmet Traveller, Broadsheet and Good Food, and works and lives on land belonging to the Whadjuk people of Australia’s First Nations.

Joanne Bradbury

Joanne is the owner of 3drops and was responsible for the development of the 3drops brand and the planting of the vineyard and olive grove on the family property at Mount Barker. She has worked closely with winemaker, Rob Diletti and viticulturist, Ray Williams, in developing the contemporary 3drops wine styles which reflect the terroir …

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Kim Tyrer

Kim Tyrer is the CEO & Winemaker of Galafrey Wines. Galafrey was established in 1977, and remains a family business. In 2003, Kim’s father Ian Tyrer passed away. Kim was 25 years old. As an only child, Kim came back to Galafrey and later stepped into her father’s role as CEO & winemaker. After a …

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