Catherine is here today with Tania de Jong. Tania de Jong is a trail-blazing Australian soprano, award-winning social entrepreneur, creative innovation catalyst, spiritual journeywoman, storyteller and global speaker. She works across the public, private, creative and social sectors.
With a grandmother who invented the first foldable umbrella, creativity and innovation are in Tania’s blood. And as the daughter of Holocaust survivors she has learnt about resilience and re-invention and developed a passion for diversity and social inclusion.
When she was just 14 years old her best friend told her not to bother having singing lessons. So it’s not surprising that her mission is to change the world, one voice at a time. Tania’s TED Talk How Singing Together Changes The Brain has sparked international interest,
Tania presents keynote speeches, leadership programs and workshops inspiring creative leadership, entrepreneurship, social inclusion, diversity and innovation globally.
Tania has a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Melbourne and is a graduate of Victorian College of the Arts in opera, music theatre and voice. Tania’s awards include Ernst and Young Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year, the “Outstanding Individual Contribution to Australian Culture”, Churchill Fellowship and The Melbourne Awards. She was inducted into the AGSE Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame at Swinburne University and named Brainlink Woman of Achievement. Tania was named in the 2016 Impact 25 Awards. These awards honour the social sector’s most influential people for their significant and positive impact in Australia and around the world.
She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2008 for service to the Arts as a performer and entrepreneur and through the establishment and development of music and arts enrichment programs for schools and communities.
She sings in many languages, including English, Spanish, French, Latin, German, Italian, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Hebrew.
Find Out More About Tania de Jong
Here is a link to see and order her various recordings including her new release ‘Flying Free’: http://www.taniadejong.com/buy-music/
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