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Wakka Wakka Soprano joins SXS

Margaret Schindler Vocal Scholarship recipient for 2023, Nina Korbe.

The scholarship is generously supported by Carolyn Mason

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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