Soloists 2018

Taryn Fiebig
Ashlyn Tymms
Andrew Goodwin
Adrian Tamburini
Wade Kernot

Taryn Fiebig – Soprano

Helpmann Award-winning soprano Taryn Fiebig is one of Australia most popular and versatile artists. In 2017, she sang Musetta (La bohème) for Opera Australia; Michal (Saul) in Barrie Kosky’s celebrated production for the Adelaide Festival; major roles in Pinchgut Opera’s Triple Bill; and the title role in The Merry Widow for West Australian Opera. In concert, she was soloist with Sydney Philharmonia, Auckland Philharmonia and the Opera Australia Orchestra.

She has performed with all the major Australian opera companies, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian Brandenburg Ensemble and the Sydney, West Australian, Adelaide and Queensland Symphony Orchestras.

Taryn Fiebig – Soprano

Internationally, she has sung in the Edinburgh Festival, in America for the LA Ear Unit and in the UK with the English Chamber Orchestra and for BBC Radio 4.

A musical theatre highlight for Taryn was over 200 performances as Eliza Dolittle in Opera Australia’s national tour of My Fair Lady.

Taryn is also an accomplished cellist having led both the Western Australian Youth Orchestra and the Australian Youth Orchestra. She continues to play and appears in concert as both singer and cellist.

This is Taryn’s debut performance with the Sydney University Graduate Choir.

Ashlynn Tymms – Mezzo-soprano

Ashlyn is the proud recipient of the Outstanding Australian Musician Award from the Royal Over-Seas League and the Tait Louise Worthington Award, Tait Memorial Trust, London. Other awards include: the Basil Coleman Award; Sylvia Harris Award; Ian Potter Cultural Trust; and the PPCA Performers Trust. Ashlyn graduated as an HF Music Scholar at the Royal College of Music, Master of Performance with Distinction.

Ashlyn Tymms – Mezzo Soprano

Ashlyn debuted with the West Australian Opera earlier this year, and is now regularly performing concert engagements for the company, including Opera in the Pinnacles, Opera in the Quarry and Opera in The Valley of The Giants.

Ashlyn has performed extensively throughout Australia, the UK and Asia, recently touring with the London Cello Orchestra to South Korea. She has performed at the London Handel Festival, and also with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra under the baton of John Wilson at a performance at Buckingham Palace hosted by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Ashlyn was the winner of the 2015 Joan Carden Award, which is sponsored by the Sydney University Graduate Choir. She has since performed with the Choir on numerous occasions, most recently in a performance of the Verdi Requiem at the Sydney Town Hall in November 2017.

Read Five minutes…with Ashlyn Tymms.

Andrew Goodwin – Tenor

Born in Sydney, Andrew Goodwin studied voice at the St Petersburg Conservatory under the direction of Professor Lev Morozov, graduating with a Bachelor of Music. He has also studied with Robert Dean in the UK.

Andrew Goodwin – Tenor

During his studies Andrew has won a number of awards and scholarships: the Tait Memorial Trust Scholarship; 2nd place in the Yelena Obraztsova Singing Competition in St Petersburg; the Martin Bequest Travelling Scholarship; the Sir Robert Askin Operatic Travelling Scholarship; and the Australian Opera Auditions Committee Joan Sutherland Richard Bonynge Scholarship. He also received support from the Australian Music Foundation and ARS Musica Australis.

He has appeared with numerous opera companies, including the Bolshoi Opera, Gran Theatre Liceu Barcelona, Teatro Real Madrid, La Scala Milan and Opera Australia. His concert appearances include touring with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with Maestro Temirkanov, and working with the Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

He has also appeared at numerous festivals including the Oxford Lieder, Port Fairy, Huntington, Coriole, Canberra, and Australian International Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville.

Recent engagements have included Bach’s Magnificat and the title role in The Rake’s Progress.

Andrew has recorded a number of works associated with the Great War, including the songs of Australian composer Frederick Septimus Kelly and Sacrifice, a commemorative disc dedicated to the victims of World War I.

He has appeared with the Sydney University Graduate Choir on numerous occasions, most recently in Mendelssohn’s Paulus in December 2017.

Adrian Tamburini – Bass

Adrian Tamburini is one of the most promising young Australian singers today, as recognized by his winning the YMF Australia Award and the Armstrong-Martin Scholarship at the 2017 Opera Awards, Australia’s most prestigious professional opera singing awards.

Adrian Tamburini – Bass

Originally a chorister with the Victorian Boys Choir, at the age of 10 he was awarded a scholarship to sing with the St Patrick’s Cathedral Choir, Melbourne, where he stayed until 1992 as the assistant choir captain under the direction of John Mallinson.

He has enjoyed a varied career as an operatic soloist (Opera Australia, Melbourne Opera, West Australian Opera), has appeared on television (Woolworths Carols in the Domain), and has been a musical director and producer. His work, both on and off the stage, has been nominated for awards (including a Green Room Award) and has been critically acclaimed.

Adrian has performed with the Sydney University Graduate Choir on numerous occasions, including the 2014 world premiere of Christopher Bowen’s An Australian War Requiem. His most recent performance with the Choir was in Verdi’s Requiem in 2017.

Read Five minutes with…Adrian Tamburini.

Wade Kernot – Bass

Wade Kernot was engaged in a full-time principal position at Theater St Gallen, Switzerland, from 2010-2015.

Wade Kernot – Bass

In recent seasons Wade has performed with the New Zealand Opera, West Australian Opera, the Sydney Conservatorium, the New Zealand Festival in both Wellington and Auckland, the Hessisches Staatstheater in Wiesbaden and taken bass roles in the IFANZ/Opera de Lyon season of a Kurt Weill double bill.

Wade was a PwC Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist at New Zealand Opera, a semi-finalist representing New Zealand in both the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and the Neue Stimmen competition in Germany, as well as a runner-up in the Lexus Song Quest.

He was also a founding member of Opera Factory, New Zealand, and studied at the Australian Opera Studio in Perth, the National Opera Studio in London and attended the Solti/Te Kanawa Accademia di Bel Canto and the Verbier Festival Opera Studio.