About The Festival
Welcome to the second Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival. I am thrilled to be able to introduce you to more of Northern Tasmania. The Festival returns to the exquisite Georgian village of Evandale and then moves through glorious countryside to World Heritage listed Woolmers and Brickendon Estates and picturesque Christ Church in nearby Longford.
Musically it will be wonderful to welcome back the acclaimed Tinalley String Quartet which will perform ravishing quartets by Ravel and Debussy and two of the most beautiful works in the classical repertoire, Schubert’s Quintet (with Umberto Clerici)and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet (with Andrew Seymour). Add to this a performance by guitarists, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, a candlelit concert of glorious keyboard and vocal music by Handel featuring the wonderful harpsichordist, Erin Helyard and soprano Jacqueline Porter with violin obligatos by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster, Emma McGrath and….what could be better than a Sunday spent with the music of Bach in three atmospheric barns followed by a fabulous lunch at Chromy Vineyard.
Our Founding sponsors and patrons who underwrote the inaugural Festival are very generously supporting us again in 2018.
I hope to see you for a great weekend of stunning music in interesting venues, picturesque scenery, delicious food and wine and good company.