Bendigo Chamber Music Festival

This annual event just gets bigger and better every year. Individual chamber concerts are listed separately with details of the various venues and times on the Continuo website. For the full program, click on the button below. The costs shown are for Festival packages. Some concerts are livestreamed on Australian Digital Concert Hall. More info ... Read more

$599 – $740

Ruth Roshan + Chamber Noir: Gade, Roshan & Piazzolla

Primrose Potter Salon Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne, Vic

Ruth Roshan is a classical mandolinist, composer and singer known for her European Tango inspired quintet, Ruth Roshan & Tango Noir. An engaging storyteller, Ruth transports listeners through moonlit scenes of waltzes on cobblestones and rain drenched embraces. Her performance in Primrose Potter Salon celebrates the release of a new album of original works. Featuring ... Read more

$30 – $37

BCMF Dusk series 1: Vine & Crusell

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo 10 Gaol Road, Bendigo, Vic

C. Vine – String Quartet no.3 Artamidae Quartet B. Crusell – Clarinet Quartet No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 2 Jonathan Leibovitz (clarinet), Alexandra Osborne, Amanda Verner, Chris Howlett Only available to holders of Bendigo Chamber Music Festival passes (no single tickets) More info and bookings

BCMF Dusk series 2: Poulenc, Chopin & Beethoven

Bendigo Art Gallery 42 View S, Bendigo, Vic

F. Poulenc – Violin Sonata, FP 119 Emily Sun (violin) and Ariel Lanyo (piano) F. Chopin – Fantasie Op.49 Laurence Matheson (piano) L.v. Beethoven – Horn Sonata in F Major, Op. 17 Nicolas Fleury (horn) and Laurence Matheson (piano) Only available to holders of Bendigo Chamber Music Festival passes (no single tickets) More info and bookings

BCMF Summer Nights 2 : Schubert, Sdraulig & Fauré

Capital Theatre, Bendigo 50 View St, Bendigo, Vic

Piano Quartets F. Schubert – Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F Major, D. 487 H. Sdraulig – Piano Quartet – World Premiere G. Fauré – Piano Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 45 ARTISTS Violin: Sophie Rowell, Elizabeth Layton, Emily Sun, Alexandra Osborne Viola: Tobias Breider, Amanda Verner Cello: Howard Penny, Chris Howlett Piano: Daniel ... Read more

$24 – $45

Firebird Trio: Corelli, Gershwin, Piazzolla & Beethoven

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

Firebird Trio - like its mythical counterpart which shone magically through the darkness - sheds light on music from all epochs. Founded in 2010, Firebird Trio has performed nationwide to critical acclaim, with a vibrancy of imagination that echoes its name. Described by The Australian as "an ensemble of immense energy and focus" and praised ... Read more

$20 – $35

Leibovitz + Matheson: Bartok, Brahms, Berg & Poulenc

Forest Street Uniting Church, Bendigo 25 Forest Street, Bendigo, Vic

Jonathan Leibovitz (Clarinet/YCAT) - Top prize winner at major competitions in Israel and Europe, he is the 2022 Classic FM Rising Star Artist, performing this season at Wigmore Hall and as soloist with the London Mozart Players. Laurence Matheson (Piano) - Highly sought-after chamber musician, recording for Decca Classics and ABC Classics. Concerto artist with ... Read more

BCMF Dusk series 1: Vine & Crusell

Bendigo Art Gallery 42 View S, Bendigo, Vic

C. Vine – String Quartet no.3 Artamidae Quartet B. Crusell – Clarinet Quartet No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 2 Jonathan Liebowitz (clairnet), Alexandra Osborne, Amanda Verner, Chris Howlett Only available to holders of Bendigo Chamber Music Festival passes (no single tickets) More info and bookings

BCMF Dusk series 2: Poulenc, Chopin & Beethoven

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo 10 Gaol Road, Bendigo, Vic

F. Poulenc – Violin Sonata, FP 119 Emily Sun (violin) and Ariel Lanyo (piano) F. Chopin – Fantasie Op.49 Laurence Matheson (piano) L.v. Beethoven – Horn Sonata in F Major, Op. 17 Nicolas Fleury (horn) and Laurence Matheson (piano) Only available to holders of Bendigo Chamber Music Festival passes (no single tickets) More info and bookings

BCMF Summer Nights 3: Boccherini, Milhaud & Strauss

Capital Theatre, Bendigo 50 View St, Bendigo, Vic

L. Boccherini – Sextet in E flat Major, Op 42 (Nicolas Fluery, Sophie Rowell, Emily Sun, Tobias Breider, Howard Penny, Chris Howlett) D. Milhaud – Suite, Op.8 (Alexandra Osborne, Jonathan Leibovitz, Daniel de Borah) R. Strauss – Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 13 (Ariel Lanyo, Elizabeth Layton, Amanda Verner, Chris Howlett) BCMF concerts are livestreamed on Australian ... Read more

$24 – $45

BCMF Dusk Series 3: Mozart & Williams

Capital Theatre, Bendigo 50 View St, Bendigo, Vic

PROGRAM W. Mozart – Horn Quintet in E-Flat Major, K. 407 (Nicolas Fleury, Amanda Verner, Artamidae Quartet) J. Williams – Three Intermezzi World Premiere * (Daniel de Borah) W. Mozart – String Quintet No. 3 in C major, K. 515 (Emily Sun, Elizabeth Layton,  Tobias Breider, Harry, Howard Penny) * Three Intermezzi is a new work as part ... Read more

$40 – $45

ACO + Gringolts: Bruch, Mendelssohn, H Sdraulig, Martin & Bacewicz

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

ILYA GRINGOLTS PLAYS BRUCH The electrifying Russian violinist returns to perform one of the most popular Romantic violin concertos, beloved for its drama, lyricism and passion. It’s an emotional journey from folk-inflected start to heart-swelling finish. More info and bookings

$49 – $124

BCMF Summer Nights 4: Schumann, Debussy & Donizetti

Capital Theatre, Bendigo 50 View St, Bendigo, Vic

R. Schumann – Andante and Variations, Op. 46 (Ariel Lanyo, Daniel de Borah, Nicolas Fleury, Howard Penny, Chris Howlett) C. Debussy – Premiere Rapsodie (Jonathan Leibovitz, Laurence Matheson) G. Donizetti – String Quartet No. 17 in D Major (arr. for orchestra) Concert streamed on ADCH for $24 More info and bookings

$40 – $45

Seraphim Trio: Mozart, Clara Schumann & Beethoven

Brunswick Uniting Church 212 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, Vic

Lifelong friends and a chamber ensemble. Seraphim Trio present works by Mozart, Clara Schumann and Beethoven for a marathon performance. The trio since 1998 consists of Helen Ayres (violin), Tim Nankervis (cello) and Anna Goldsworthy (piano). More info and bookings

$20 – $35

Shephard + de Jager: Martin, Saidaminova, Maconchy, Shephard, Norman, Maier & Muckzynski

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

ABC Young Performer of the Year Eliza Shephard celebrates her win with a concert alongside pianist extraordinaire Pete de Jager. Showcasing a collection of flute and piano works spanning a broad range of genres and inspirations, this program explores snapshots of Eliza’s flute playing adventures from across the years. More info and bookings

$22 – $32

BCMF Farewell Concert: Schubert, Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Cherubini & Handel

Capital Theatre, Bendigo 50 View St, Bendigo, Vic

PROGRAM F. Schubert – Rondo in A major, D951 (Ariel Lanyo, Daniel de Borah) R. Schumann – Fairy Tales, Op. 132 (Jonathan Leibovitz, Amanda Verner, Laurence Matheson) S. Rachmaninoff – Valse and Romance for 6 Hands (Ariel Lanyo, Daniel de Borah, Laurence Matheson) L. Cherubini – Etude No.2 for French horn and strings (Nicolas Fleury & chamber orchestra) G. ... Read more

$40 – $45

ACO + Gringolts: Bruch, Mendelssohn, H Sdraulig, Martin & Bacewicz

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Vic

ILYA GRINGOLTS PLAYS BRUCH The electrifying Russian violinist returns to perform one of the most popular Romantic violin concertos, beloved for its drama, lyricism and passion. It’s an emotional journey from folk-inflected start to heart-swelling finish. More info and bookings

$25 – $124

Vaudrey + Grayson: folk songs and melodies from Russell to Fauré

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

A program of intimate songs for solo cello and voice, containing original and traditional folk songs and melodies from Arthur Russell to Gabriel Fauré. "This is a show that showcases my love for storytelling with a cello." - Richard Vaudrey Joined by Ben Grayson at the piano, this will be an intimate experience of storytelling, ... Read more

$38

ACO + Gringolts: Bruch, Mendelssohn, H Sdraulig, Martin & Bacewicz

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

ILYA GRINGOLTS PLAYS BRUCH The electrifying Russian violinist returns to perform one of the most popular Romantic violin concertos, beloved for its drama, lyricism and passion. It’s an emotional journey from folk-inflected start to heart-swelling finish. More info and bookings

$49 – $124

Southern Cross Soloists: O’Boyle, Gifford & Avery

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

The performance by Southern Cross Soloists explores the rich astronomical traditions of Australia’s First Nations’ people over the past 65,000 years, believed to be the oldest practice of astronomy in the world. SXS together with Paula Nazarski and Chris Williams present new works by First Nations’ composers Brenda Gifford, Eric Avery and Sean O’Boyle AM in ... Read more

$45 – $55

Music by the Springs

Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel 124 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs, Vic

This annual event is now so popular that it sells out to regular attendees as soon as bookings open in July the preceding year. But you can still waitlist and hope. More info and bookings

3MBS 2023 Marathon “Together”

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

The 2023 Marathon TOGETHER allows the community to experience the electric outpouring of musical creativity from all over Melbourne during one extraordinary day. Seven concerts, individually crafted by Artistic Director, Wilma Smith, celebrate the Marathon’s ten-year history by featuring beloved works from past Marathons. These great works from the past are paired with great works of ... Read more

$300 – $475

3MBS 2023 Concert 1: Boulanger, Beaugeais & Schubert

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

A natural sense of adventure drives Collide so it’s fitting that this virtuosic trio of saxophone, cello and piano opens this brand new 3MBS Marathon. After a mesmerising encounter with the expressive guzheng (Chinese zither) of Mindy Meng Wang, enter the temple of Schubert’s incomparable String Quintet – to many, the greatest work of chamber ... Read more

$45 – $55

3MBS 2023 Concert 2: Marcello, Bach & Chindamo

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

Chamber music royalty, Slava and Sharon Grigoryan may call Adelaide home but they are Melbournians of old and are welcomed back to open the second concert in the 2023 Marathon. From Bach’s arrangement of Marcello, travel forward to a selection of Bach’s Goldberg Variations as Bach never heard them alongside Joe Chindamo’s homage to Haydn ... Read more

$45 – $55

3MBS 2023 Concert 3: Mozart, McDowall, Aleotti, Walker, Bach, Theodorakis, Hatzidakis & Krestas

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

In the hands of David Griffiths with Artamidae Quartet, Mozart’s iconic Clarinet Quintet will scale expressive heights leading naturally to the communicative power of the human voice as magnificently displayed by the Consort of Melbourne. Finally, bouzouki virtuoso, Pantelis Krestas, and his band will captivate and inspire with the spirit of Greek Melbourne. Livestreamed on ... Read more

$45 – $55

3MBS 2023 Concert 4: Cheetham, Boulanger, Strauss & Beethoven

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

Deborah Cheetham AO and Stefan Cassomenos ignite their joint creative chemistry especially for this concert with a set of songs including one of Deborah’s own. Wilma Smith joins them for Strauss’s poignantly beautiful Morgen. They pave the way for a Marathon highlight, a performance of Beethoven’s epic last piano sonata Op. 111 by Melbourne’s own ... Read more

$45 – $55

3MBS 2023 Concert 5: Ravel, Williams, Dikshitar & Mendelssohn

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

Opening with Arcadia Winds playing Ravel and the engaging Animalia by Australian composer, Natalie Williams, the concert then segues to the different and exquisitely expressive sound world of Melbourne veena master, Hari Sivanesan, and his Indian classical trio. No chamber music party is complete without the masterpiece written by the 16-year-old Felix Mendelssohn and this ... Read more

$45 – $55

3MBS 2023 Concert 6: Grantham & Brahms

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

Plexus is a hub of fizzing creativity, inspiring legions of composers. They’ve chosen to play a sensational piece by Brisbane’s Richard Grantham, commissioned for them by Melbourne’s Lyrebird Society. Quercus, another creative trio passionate about encouraging repertoire for their special combination of horn, violin and piano perform the prototype, the utterly masterful Horn Trio by ... Read more

$45 – $55

3MBS 2023 Concert 7: Cassadó, Sutherland, Dvořák & Balkan folk songs

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

Firebird Trio brings to life the Spanish-flavoured fantasia by Cassadó, a work full of bravura and colour with spicy harmonies and catchy rhythms. Melbourne Chamber Orchestra directed by Sophie Rowell presents a fabulous program of luscious string music and an incredible day of celebration is wrapped up with Ensemble Anja & Zlatna in a program ... Read more

$45 – $55

Yarra Arts Trio: Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Bridge, Kats-Chernin & Piazzolla

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

After years of throwing her heart and soul into accompanying Melbourne’s top Certificate and University students, Edith Ellis has transferred all this passion into the highly collaborative and democratic Yarra Arts Trio. Joined by Anna Daniel and Shelley Heath, two outstanding teachers and musicians, this ensemble has wowed audiences with their unique style and presentation ... Read more

$25 – $30

Y Squared: Beethoven, Schumann, Elgar & Poulenc

Primrose Potter Salon Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne, Vic

Cellist Yelian He and pianist Yasmin Rowe present an evening of enchanting works for cello and piano. Y Squared has been the winning formula for Yelian He and Yasmin Rowe since 2008, a collaboration and discipline that allows them to explore the depth of communication between two artists on stage. A delightful evening championing the finest ... Read more

$40 – $50

Invictus Quartet: program tba

Brunswick Uniting Church 212 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, Vic

The unparalleled classical string quartet repertoire of Invictus String Quartet, will resonate as you listen to its tunes for this years festival. From what started as a university elective, these artists connect us with contemporary composers to R&B and neo-soul music producers. A mix to be heard and or seen to be believed. More info ... Read more

$20 – $35

Laussade + Severn + Turnbull: program tba

Brunswick Uniting Church 212 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, Vic

Listen to Elyane Laussade, Luke Severn and Louise Turnbull for this wonderful evening of music. More info and bookings

$20 – $35

Bijl + Chapman: Schubert, Schumann & more

Yarragon Studio 515 Yarragon South Road, Yarragon, Vic

Chant du Saxophone Tenor Niels Bijl will team up with Brian Chapman, in a program of timeless repertoire pieces: from Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata to Schumann's Fantasiestucke. A beautiful selection of romantic masterpieces. More info and bookings

$27 – $32

ELISION Ensemble: Lim, Donatoni, Ercetin, Lima, Bellamy, Barrett & Aulich

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick, Vic

The ELISION Ensemble is a chamber ensemble specialising in contemporary classical music, concentrating on the creation and presentation of new works. The ensemble comprises a core of around 20 virtuoso musicians from Australia and around the world. For this concert the ensemble includes trombone, trumpet, harp, percussion, flute, double bass and recorder. More info and ... Read more

$22

Stagg + Young: Duparc, Tagg & Messiaen

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

In this recital Siobhan Stagg partners with long-time collaborator and acclaimed Australian pianist Timothy Young to traverse the beautiful terrain of French art song – a must-experience opportunity to hear Siobhan’s crystalline interpretations of works by Duparc and Messiaen, coupled with the Australian premiere of Kathleen Tagg’s compelling new work This Be Her Verse in the acoustic ... Read more

$49 – $115

The Muses’ Delight: Scheibe, CPE Bach & JS Bach

Primrose Potter Salon Corner Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Street, Melbourne, Vic

The Muses' Delight presens a program of intimate and challenging works that showcase a true musical dialogue between the flute and harpsichord. Towards the end of the Baroque period, many composers started to write obbligato sonatas. Obbligato sonatas are an exploration of the various styles of Baroque music and the emotional resonances of genres from ... Read more

$20 – $25

Savall + Hespèrion XXI: Tye, Alberti, de Cabezón, Dowland, Gibbons, Bach, Purcell & more

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

Ancient and early music’s most important value stems from its ability as a universal artistic language to transmit feelings, emotions and ancestral ideas that even today can enthrall the contemporary listener. Today Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI are central to the understanding of the music of the period between the Middle Ages and the Baroque, ... Read more

$65 – $150

Savall + Hespèrion XXI: Mainerio, Parabosco, Gabrielli, Grillo, Dowland, Gibbons, Scheidt and more

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

Ancient and early music’s most important value stems from its ability as a universal artistic language to transmit feelings, emotions and ancestral ideas that even today can enthrall the contemporary listener. Today Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI are central to the understanding of the music of the period between the Middle Ages and the Baroque, ... Read more

$65 – $150

Schaupp + Flinders: Carulli, Charlton, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Vine, Holst & Boccherini

Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, Vic

Music sparks emotion like nothing else; live music especially so. Here’s a concert with all the feelings: there’s loss, longing, love, and a bit of foot-stomping fandango flamboyance. Our guides into this other world are experts. Flinders Quartet is renowned for unpretentious brilliance, with two decades of experience in old music and new. Classical guitar is a ... Read more

$40 – $158