Monash Chamber Music Festival

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Event Details

Date: 29 Jul 2018 – 12:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Music Auditorium


Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

Theatre & Performances

Monash Chamber Music Festival

Join us at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music for a day of performances and masterclasses with Australia's leading chamber musicians! Performances by artists including Duo Chamber Melange, Fidelio Quartet, Melbourne Brass Trio, Songmakers Australia, Sutherland Trio and Trio Anima Mundi. Masterclasses* by Samuel Dunscombe (woodwind/clarinet), Kenji Fujimura (piano), Lisa Grosman (viola), Roman Ponomariov (brass/french horn), Merlyn Quaife (soprano), Elizabeth Sellars (violin) and Tamara Smolyar (piano).

After masterclasses and performances wrap up, join us for the finals of the Waverley Eisteddford Recital section of the 2018 Monash Youth Music Festival, from 7-9pm. Registrations for masterclasses, as well as general tickets are on sale now!

*Please note, masterclasses are open to musicians AMEB Grade 6 or equivalent and above.


12:30 – Registrations


Concert Schedule

Concert 1

1:00 – Welcome

1:15 – The Sutherland Trio

1:30 – Fidelio Quartet

1:45 – Trio Anima Mundi


Concert 2

2:30 – Duo Chamber Melange

3:00 – Melbourne Brass Trio

3:15 – Songmakers Australia


Concert 3

4:00 – Blackwood Ensemble and Sam Dunscombe

4:30 – Merlyn Quaife, James Dong and Roger Heagney


4:45 – 5:30 Panel Discussion chaired by Joel Crotty

7:00 – Mount Waverley Eisteddfod Strings Recitals Section Finals


Masterclass Schedule

Masterclass Session 1: 2:30-3:30

Lisa Grosman (viola / strings)

Kenji Fujimura (piano)

Sam Dunscombe (clarinet / woodwind)


Masterclass Session 2: 3:45 – 4:45

Elizabet Sellars (violin / strings)

Tamara Smolyar (piano)

Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello / strings)


Masterclass Session 3: 5:00 – 6:00

Roman Ponomariov (brass)

Merlyn Quaife (voice)






Sunday 29 July


12:30pm – 09:00pm


Monash University
Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music Auditorium
Building 68, 55 Scenic Boulevard
Clayton Campus





RSVP by 28 July 2018.


For further information, please contact Megan Burslem on


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