Born: Melbourne
Studied: Monash University
Likes: Dogs and dumplings
Dislikes: Cauliflowers and wet socks

How did you feel winning 3MBS’ The Talent?

It was such a humbling surprise to win, especially given that no other singer had won the competition before. The whole process was such a great experience, and I definitely learnt a lot. Performing live on the radio was something I had to get used to, as usually you can see your audience and can feed off their energy, but this was just me and my associate artist Ed Chan in the studio, having to imagine the audience listening all around Melbourne. It was a fantastic experience and I’m so grateful to 3MBS for their continued support of young artists like myself.

Photo © Daniel Spellman

What did you perform?

I performed two pieces. The first was Rusalka’s ‘Song to the Moon’ from Dvorˇák’s Rusalka. I love this piece as I think the sense of longing is so beautifully created through the octave leaps which are so distinctive. The second piece I performed was Ophelia’s Lament by Alison Bauld, a setting of text from Shakespeare’s Hamlet where Ophelia is...