News

03rd June, 2019

Opportunity knocks in many ways

At yesterday’s sell-out concert I had to ask myself several times whether it was really 13 years since Melbourne was introduced to its new choir. I ...

20th August, 2019

Melbourne International Youth Music Competition: An Accompanist’s Perspective

From August 2-5 the Melbourne International Youth Music Competition attracted musicians from Asia and Oceania to Deakin Edge, Federation Square. It provided them with an opportunity ...

16th August, 2019

Music in the Round

Long a favourite on the annual classical music calendar, Music in the Round returns  to Abbotsford Convent on Sunday  8 September, with a day-long program of ...

02nd August, 2019

Affinity Quartet

“This group of musicians has a collective wisdom and maturity which is singularly impressive … Affinity is a musical force with which to be reckoned.”  Richard ...

Reviews

As the cheers greeting the premiere performance of Dixit Dominus and its composer Stefan Cassomenos subsided, it was easy to forget that there were important announcements …

The Australian National Academy of Music continues to provide an extraordinary range of opportunities in a quest to nurture the talents of its students. Over the …

Nobody witnessing Nicole Car’s charismatic performances on the operatic stage has been surprised at the Australian soprano’s international success. Her return as a Great Performer for …

A program of exactly an hour at 6 pm on a weekday is proving a very successful format for concerts in the Primrose Potter Salon at …

A once a year event, now in its ninth year, the brief concert season of the Australian World Orchestra is a celebration of Australian achievement on …

Audiences looking for a fun night out will find that The Production Company’s Thoroughly Modern Millie will fit the bill. From first to last it’s pacy …

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra continues to go from strength to strength under chief conductor Sir Andrew Davis. The range of repertoire we are experiencing is wonderful. …

While the big story of the week has been the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, another story of adventure in the skies is lighting up …

American pianist Stephen Kovacevich, a frequent visitor to these shores, has for more than half a century delighted audiences with his extensive and wide-ranging catalogue of …