Tania’s new feature performances range from one song to a 30 minute after-dinner show or a full concert. Tania will bring together a diverse range of songs and stories to connect with and delight your specific audience. She can also write customised lyrics to celebrate special people, occasions and events.
Tania de Jong is the inspiration, co-founder and artistic director of Pot-Pourri and of Music Theatre Australia one stop entertainment and event production company. A graduate of the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Law with Honours and the Victorian College of the Arts, Tania is considered one of Australia's most talented sopranos. She has performed with the Victoria State Opera and as a soloist with a number of orchestras. In 2006 Tania received the Ernst and Young Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award for her work in founding The Song Room. Tania's other awards include the "Outstanding Individual Contribution to Australian Culture", Churchill Fellowship and the Accessibility Award in The Melbourne Awards. She was a finalist in the Telstra Business Women's Awards and has recently been inducted into the AGSE Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame. Tania is on the Board of Child Abuse Prevention and Research Australia. 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 has recently founded Creativity Australia to bring wellbeing and greater engagement into the workforce, and in partnership with disadvantaged communities, through creative thinking and leadership programs. (Trivia: Tania attended college in the USA on a tennis scholarship.)
"The feedback from our Gala Dinner last Monday has been incredibly positive and I want to thank you for your wonderful contribution. You lit up the room with your voice and presence; you are an outstanding performer and entertainer and we are privileged that you gave so generously of your time and your talent. Thank you for being such an essential part of a truly memorable evening."
Ron Finkel, President, Hadassah Australia
"A golden voice and beautiful personality, funny and moving, she has us all in tears." The Sentinel