Kit Millais

Performer | Band Leader | Educator

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Highs & Lows | Friends of Music Series

  • St George's Anglican Church Travancore 55 Lucknow Street Travancore, VIC, 3032 Australia (map)

After a sold-out final concert from 2017, Friends of Music Series return in 2018 with a stellar lineup of top Melbourne emerging musicians, boasting from a variety of styles ranging from classical, folk to jazz and contemporary performances. 

In July, we welcome the dynamic Percussion Duo, Therese Ng & Kit Millais. Therese and Kit look forward to discovering together all the timbral possibilities for this combination of Brass and Marimba and hopefully trying to learn how to play each other's instruments along the way!

2018 FOMS is proudly supported by CutCommon magazine and 3MBS FM.

BIOS BELOW

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Therese Ng- Marimbist
Born in Hong Kong, Therese Ng learned percussion from an early age. As a young and passionate performer on marimba, Therese was awarded 1st Prize in the ENKOR International Music Competition (2018), 1st Prize in the Australia Marimba Competition (2017), 2nd prize in the Concerto Competition for Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (2016), and was a semi-finalist in Percussive Arts Society Italy Marimba Competition (2016). Other awards include 2nd Prize in the VCASS Outstanding Soloist Competition (2012), 1st Prize in Australian Percussion Eisteddfod 4-mallet Competition (2012), semi-finalist in The Talent Competition for 3MBS (2014), 3rd Prize in the Australian Marimba Competition (2014 and 2015); and semi-finalist in Melbourne Youth Orchestra Virtuosity Concerto Competition (2015) with honourable mention. 


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Kit Millais- Trombone
Kit Millais is a low brass performer, band leader, educator from Melbourne, Australia. He pursues all creative opportunities to constantly try out new artistic directions and educational concepts to help innovate the music culture in the 21st century. As a band leader he leads the ‘Hot Socks Big Band’. The Hot Socks Big Band curates programs to fill a spot in Melbourne’s big band scene, spanning the music of the swinging 40s and 50s to the more cutting edge styles of contemporary big band composition. The band’s name stems from their exotic sock-wearing style and flair, which brightens up the floor with vibrant colour palettes and wild patterns, just like the band’s music itself.
He currently performs in many ensembles across a range of styles including New Music, Jazz, Classical, Theatre, Funk and Baroque. He has performed orchestral music with the Australian Youth Orchestra and the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra alongside volunteering his time with many local community orchestras and opera companies in Melbourne. In the contemporary scene he regularly performs in theatre shows and was involved in the ARTS8 Collective which is a project based interdisciplinary art ensemble including: circus performers, musicians, actors, directors, dancers and filmmakers.