Some of the country's brightest upcoming performers will converge on The Australian National University (ANU) for The Australian Talented Youth Project (ATY Project) 2016.

The 12 talented young people, aged between 15 and 23 years, will be mentored by some of the ACT's most outstanding artists, including Soprano Louise Page OAM, Jazz musicians John Mackey and Miroslaw Bukovsky, and digital artist Jean Phillipe Demarais.

Over its past 10 years, the ATY Project has allowed young artists to develop their skills across a range of artistic areas. This year's mentoring program will focus on music, classical voice and Jazz, dance, and digital arts.

ATY Project's Director and ANU School of Music Visiting Fellow Dr Jolanta Gallagher says about half of the participants are aged between 15 and 17 years.

"By matching the young students with mentors, the Project helps young artists develop professional skills, expertise, and networks in the National Capital," Dr Gallagher said.

A week-long residential program, that will include a student-led production, will take place at the ANU School of Music from 5 - 12 February, and will conclude with a performance at the Parliament House theatre on 10 February.

The Australian Talented Youth Project free public performance is supported by Australian Parliament House.

Some of the 51 alumni who have participated in the program since 2007 have gone on to careers with organisations such as Cirque du Soleil and the Bangara Dance Theatre.

Auteur: Odile Smadja
Date de Publication: 2016-2-04


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