Recitals Australia is an Adelaide-based non profit organisation that presents leading performances by virtuoso musicians from Australia and around the world. It also provides performance opportunities, support and educational incentives for talented emerging musicians.
Governance of the organisation is by a volunteer Council, many of whom are also professional musicians, who work tirelessly to both manage and fund raise for the organisation and enable student participation. The current President is Mark de Raad, the Vice-President is Diana Harris OAM.
Recitals Australia plays a special role in the musical life of Adelaide by annually providing over 100 performance opportunities for artists of all ages and levels. The youngest are able to participate in Home Recitals. More experienced students and semi-professional artists and professionals seeking additional opportunities are included in the Lunch Hour Series each Wednesday.
Each year Recitals Australia holds the Virtuosi Series of concerts that showcase a range of professional national and international performers.
The society is unique in its ability to provide an unequaled opportunity for students to experience public performance without significant financial burden. The society’s tradition of fostering musical talent is dependent on both community and corporate support. All profits are used to provide scholarships and promotion for young local talent and to bring national and international artists to the Adelaide stage.
2017 Recitals Australia Council
- Mark de Raad – President
- Diana Harris OAM – Vice President
- Sam Pontifex – Treasurer
- Kasia Dziadosz-Findlay – Secretary
- Tully Brookes
- Berenice Harrison
- Fiona Heuch
- Monika Laczofy
- Margaret Mayo
- Claire Oremland
- David Reid
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