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Go behind the scenes for insights on our recordings, our artists and our future plans. Follow our artists' schedules and share the excitement of their journeys.

Melba Foundation supporters were treated to a lively and candid conversation between conductor Richard Bonynge and Michael Shmith, opera critic and senior writer with The Age, at The Opera Centre in Melbourne. Maestro Bonynge spills the beans on his...
HF: Melba began in 2001 - just about at a time when people were predicting the death of the recording industry? What possessed you and your colleagues to start a new recording company at that time?  Reports of the death of the recording...
THE Queensland Symphony Orchestra's first Maestro Series concert for 2010 featured a masterly program of Mozart and Mahler pieces. Mozart's celebrated Clarinet Concerto is a technically astonishing piece to test the greatest of clarinettists....
Conductor Guillaume Tourniaire is restoring a forgotten cache of 'lost' classical music to modern audiences, writes Robin Usher.
Opéra (France) (February 2010)**LE DIAMANT D’OPÉRA**(Special Commendation)An Australian tenor and a French conductor transform Chausson’s celebrated Poème de l’amour de la mer partnered with some extremely rare and passionate works for voice and...
Ray Chen is on the path towards a brilliant musical career, writes Philippa Hawker in The Age newspaper.
Unusual choices have breathed life into the forgotten music of two French composers, Catherine Lambert writes. A Melbourne record label has brought previously buried music into the light. Melba Recordings has been attracting attention from the world...
Interview between Xavier Barnich and Maria Vandamme, CEO and Founder of Melba Recordings, an Australian music label, Les Editions Romaines, France, in January 2010   Read the full interview
Winning the Queen Elisabeth music competition in Belgium in May hardly allowed Brisbane violinist Ray Chen to rest on his laurels. WINNING the Queen Elisabeth music competition in Belgium in May hardly allowed Brisbane violinist Ray Chen to rest on...
KRISTIAN Winther sits at a South Melbourne cafe in the spring sunshine with his back to the Australian National Academy of Music. The classical bulk of the institution looms large, literally and figuratively, in the life of the young violinist....