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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.

Incandescent French conductor Guillaume Tourniaire returned to Australia to continue a collaboration with Orchestra Victoria which is propelling it into the international scene. What began with the recording in 2008 of the opera Hélène written for...
Founder and CEO of Melba Recordings , Maria Vandamme, spoke at Knowledge Cities World Summit 2010. Here is a transcript: Imagine having a father who built you a city church – Scots Church in Collins Street - in which you could pray, a college – PLC...
Interview with Maria Vandamme, Founder of Melba Recordings In just about a decade, Melba has established itself as a label of consistent high quality. It has brought to the attention of the world some superb Australian artists, it has discovered...
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...
Listen to the interview:   PART 1     PART 2
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.