Kind words

My colleague, Helen Vorrath, has created a delightful website to support chamber music in Victoria – something Helen does with verve and quite a lot of brio as a member of Musica Viva Australia’s Victorian committee.

Hywel Sims, CEO Musica Viva

Brava, Helen, it looks terrific!

Anne Frankenberg, Deputy CEO Musica Viva

Great idea. You have my support.

Julian Burnside AO QC

Congratulations for launching this online gateway for chamber music lovers in Victoria. Since arriving in Melbourne, I have been inspired by the many fine ensembles and the appetite of audiences to delve deeper to discover and support chamber music of all kinds in the community and in our bespoke venues. Continuo aims to get you even closer to the music and to the musicians we all love, and that’s a great thing!

Euan Murdoch, CEO, Melbourne Recital Centre

Good on you all, this is such a fabulous idea, to connect chamber music lovers.

Georgina Imberger Tempo Rubato

What a wonderful thing you have done down in Victoria, we are deeply appreciative for the support as I’m sure many smaller chamber groups are.

Elise, ACO Box Office

I’m happy to support this initiative and look forward to making use of it.

Wilma Smith, violinist with multiple chamber groups

Rathdowne Quartet

The members of Rathdowne Quartet were first drawn to each other out of a mutual interest for discovering music we believe to be of equal relevance and cultural value as the great pre-20th Century quartets. Circumstance finally brought us all to Melbourne, and an ensemble dedicated to bringing newfangled energies to the great quartets was born, as well as an enthusiasm for the championing and commissioning of new contemporary works.

Y Squared

Y Squared

Yelian He and Yasmin Rowe decided to create the classical Cello Piano Duo ‘Y Squared’ in 2008. Since then, they have performed for a great many people in venues around the world. In 2014 they won the Grand Finals of the Australian Cello Awards Competition, in 2009 the Royal Overseas League String Competition and awards such as the Tunnell Trust, Kirckman Concert Society and the City Music Foundation. After nine fantastic years in the UK, Yasmin and Yelian were excited to announce that they had decided to move to Melbourne, Australia in 2017.  They both see this as an opportunity to be travelling regularly from one end of the world to the other, playing together in many concert halls in many countries.