Nine chamber music recitals held between April-November in heritage and other venues, under two concert series: Twilight Chamber Music at Rippon Lea; and C & C Rigg Bequest Classic Music in Historic Venues.
The concerts in 2018 showcase local and international artists: the four pianist partners of the Team of Pianists (Max Cooke, Darryl Coote, Robert Chamberlain and Rohan Murray), together with guest instrumentalists from the Melbourne Symphony such as Rohan de Korte (cello), sopranos Rebecca Rashleigh and Victoria Lambourn from More than Opera, along with other well-known musicians, such as violinist Elizabeth Sellars and oboist Anne Gilby..
The concerts provide audiences with an intimate experience of fine music in venues of the kind for which the music was composed, in the ballroom of Rippon Lea (National Trust), at Barwon Park (National Trust) and at Glenfern (National Trust). These “up-close” chamber music recitals provide a unique experience for audiences, professional performance opportunity, professional fees and publicity for the artists, as well as support for performances in venues outside established arts centres and tertiary institutions.
Donations for any amount are accepted gratefully and will assist the Team in continuing to provide quality chamber music presentations in intimate venues. Apart from obvious costs such as artists’ fees, venue costs and advertising, donated funds may be applied also to items such as domestic airfares, piano tuning, programme copying, APRA performance licences, postage, or to enabling the Team to engage one or two extra performers for works requiring more than two or three musicians.