VIDEO PODCAST: Women Composers - Our special hour-long illustrated feature on women composers includes contributions from Diana Ambache, Gail Wein, Hilary Tann, Natalie Artemas-Polak and Victoria Bond.
VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day Europe woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
French vocal coach Denise Shepherd was born Denise Schubenel in Paris on 8 December 1927. She studied French history at the Sorbonne and singing with Pierre Bernac at the Paris Conservatoire, and sang solos at Strasbourg Opera.
At twenty-six she moved to Australia, initially to Sydney, but soon settled in Melbourne, teaching French when her sons were at school, and becoming a brilliant and demanding teacher of French language, culture and music to many singers at the Victorian Opera, Opera Australia, the Lieder Society of Australia, the Australian National Academy of Music, the Melba Foundation and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
She died in Melbourne on 30 May 2014, aged eighty-six.