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Margaret Schindler Vocal Scholarship (MSVS)


Under the guidance of the Southern Cross Soloists and Margaret Schindler, the MSVS recipient is awarded to a young singer who has shown great aptitude in their craft. Recipients are given the oppurtunity to perform with Southern Cross Soloists and to recieve mentoring from Margaret Schindler. 

2022 Artists

2023 MSVS Recipient

Nina Korbe

Soprano and proud Koa, Kuku Yalanji (Wakka Wakka) woman, Nina Korbe received her Bachelor of Music Performance from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University before heading to London to undertake the Master of Arts studies at Royal Academy of Music in London from which she graduated with Distinction in 2022. Nina has been cast in many Opera and Scenes shows; highlights include Arminda from Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera, Héro from Berlioz’s Béatrice et
Bénédict, and being invited by Royal Academy Opera to debut the role of Little Ms Manifest, in the critically acclaimed world premiere of Freya Waley-Cohen’s Witch. Since returning to Australia, Nina has been appointed as Queensland Youth Symphony’s Artist in Residence and will be touring internationally with Queensland Youth Symphony as their guest soloist. Nina sits on the board for Queensland Youth Orchestra’s Reconciliation Action Plan, is an Opera Queensland Young Artist, and
is this year’s recipient of the Harold Blair Opera Scholarship and the Ruskin Opera Scholarship through Melba Opera Trust.

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2022 - Sara Donnelly - Soprano




The Southern Cross Soloists Education Programs is a vital stepping stone for music graduates, provide the next generation of talented young artists with invaluable training and performance opportunities.

Supporting the education programs allows Southern Cross Soloists to help our young musicians reach their dreams of a professional career in music performance. 

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