Following on from the a sold out inaugural Mackay Chamber Music Festival (MCMF) in 2018, the second MCMF will take place from the 19th-21st July 2019, bringing to the Mackay Region chamber music performances and workshops of the highest quality. Australian violinist and former Mackay local, Glenn Christensen, is the Artistic Director of the MCMF, and is bringing to the region some of Australia’s finest musicians to perform. These musicians are members of, or regularly appear with ensembles such as the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Lyrebird Trio, the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as all of the professional major Australian symphony orchestras. All of the festival artists also regularly play at numerous festivals nationally and internationally.
The MCMF is proud to support the growth of the arts in the Mackay region, and believes passionately in music education. As such, the festival will feature 10 musicians in a series of four concerts, held at the beautiful heritage listed Masonic Temple in the City Heart of Mackay. The festival also incorporates a strong educational element – the festival artists will lead multiple masterclasses and professional development sessions for local strings, wind and piano students and their teachers. Thank you for your support, and we hope to see many of you in Mackay!