Ensemble Q | Musica Viva Concert **CANCELLED**

Virtuosic wind writing, with the contrasting warmth of solo cello. Every so often a new work comes along that makes us all sit up and take notice, startled as we do so; Paul Dean’s concerto for cello and wind quintet…

 
Ensemble Q | Musica Viva Concert **CANCELLED**

Virtuosic wind writing, with the contrasting warmth of solo cello. Every so often a new work comes along that makes us all sit up and take notice, startled as we do so; Paul Dean’s concerto for cello and wind quintet…

 
Ensemble Q | Musica Viva Concert

Virtuosic wind writing, with the contrasting warmth of solo cello. Every so often a new work comes along that makes us all sit up and take notice, startled as we do so; Paul Dean’s concerto for cello and wind quintet…

 
Wind Quintet Plus | Musica Viva Concert

Combining flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn with percussion, Wind Quintet Plus performs music from diverse styles with colour, texture, drive and groove. At this concert, they will be playing a program of wind quintet favourites from Debussy, Edwards, Piazzolla…

 
Musica Viva’s exquisitely fragile and brutally beautiful program a resounding success

Konstantin Shamray & ANAM Orchestra, Sophie Rowell and Harry Ward Musica Viva National Livestream Saturday 15th May 2021 Musica Viva’s second national concert tour for 2021 involved a programme of intensely heartfelt music featuring the young violinist and composer Harry…

 
Musica Viva’s Strike A Chord | Lockdown Legends Final

This concert is live streamed FREE by Melbourne Digital Concert Hall Join us for the final of Strike A Chord’s Lockdown Legends competition. The competition will showcase brilliant, young ensembles from states that were under extended or renewed COVID restrictions in…

 
Charmian Gadd & Friends | Springing back to life

Charmian Gadd & Friends will continue its “Springing back to life” concerts with a nod to the past. This celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the first concert of Music Viva held on the 8th of December in 1975. Charmian Gadd recounts,…

 
Farewell Huntington Estate Music Festival

November marked the 30th and final Huntington Estate Music Festival. It had become interwoven with so many parts of my life. My first festival was in 2007, when I was 33. I was terrified before that festival. The main theme…

 
Academy of Ancient Music and Sara Macliver makes Baroque music come alive

It can be a challenge to make Baroque music (music of the 1600s/1700s) come alive. It always sounds beautiful, but in the hands of the wrong musicians, it might not necessarily sound exciting. The Academy of Ancient Music, led by…

 
Carl Vine at Huntington Estate Music Festival

Before the Thursday, Friday and Saturday night concerts there are chats with musicians.  They provide great insights into their views and lives; and allow the audience to get to know them outside of the stage, which is a great addition…

 
Fiona Campbell at Huntington Estate Music Festival

Before the Thursday, Friday and Saturday night concerts there are chats with musicians.  They provide great insights into their views and lives; and allow the audience to get to know them outside of the stage, which is a great addition…

 
Ross Edwards – started on 1st Ken Tribe Fund commission

We decided to get in early and ask Ross Edwards some questions about his most recent commission in honour of Ken Tribe (my grandfather). This work is a very recent commission and is not due for completion until early 2014.…

 
Takács Quartet tour with Musica Viva

The Takács Quartet are one of the best in the world. They tick all the boxes: They’re a wonderful quartet, making difficult works seem light. You want to hear them on repeat They communicate with each other while playing You…