Chamber Music & Me – Andrew Aronowicz

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“Music is for all, and everybody has the ability to access the music no matter what it is, when it was written, or in what context, and I think it should be like that.” 

Melbourne composer, Andrew  Aronowicz, features in the new episode of Chamber Music & Me Season Two. Andrew was introduced to classical music at the age of ten, and has enjoyed listening and performing it ever since.  When we spoke to Andrew, he was rehearing to perform  Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater”, a piece of music for which he has a great affection.

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Streeton Trio perform in Coffs Harbour


Winners of the 2011 Musica Viva Chamber Music Competition, the Streeton Trio, will perform Haydn, Kats-Chernin, Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Brahms on Friday, July 25, 8pm at the Coffs Harbour Education Campus, Lecture Theatre D.

“Each of the works features a mythical concept or other-worldly character; from Haydn’s bubbly, rustic Gypsy trio, to the floating, pretty Butterflying by Elena Kats-Chernin. Our program will also include the masterful and powerful Ghost trio by Beethoven, Rachmaninov’s deeply expressive Élégiaque Trio no.1, and will end with the epic voyage of Brahms’ C major trio.” Violinist Emma Jardine told The Coffs Coast Advertiser.

Read the full story in The Coffs Coast Advocate here;

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Renowned pianist heads to Cooma


Renowned pianist, Simon Tedeschi, will tour Cooma, Dubbo, Mudgee, Cooma, Young and Coffs Harbour, the Cooma-Monaro Express reports.

“He has performed for the likes of Luciano Pavarotti, the Dalai Lama, George W Bush, Vladimir Putin and Hu Jin Tao – now Cooma locals have the chance to catch concert pianist Simon Tedeschi in a special concert on Friday July 25 presented by Snowy Monaro Arts Council in association with Musica Viva Australia.” 

Read the full story at Cooma-Monaro Express here;

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Chamber Music & Me – Emma Ayres

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Emma Ayres features in this week’s episode of Chamber Music & Me. Emma made headlines last week when she announced she would be leaving her popular radio program, Classic Breakfast on ABC Classic FM, at the end of the year. Emma is an accomplished violist, a keen cyclist, and a portrait of her by Martin Tighe was selected as a finalist in the 2014 Achibald Prize.

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Chamber Music & Me – Luke Brady

Meet Luke Brady - plumber, dog owner, food enthusiast, chamber music lover. Luke features in the the first episode of Chamber Music & Me Season Two, a weekly a webseries about people who love chamber music.  Each episode focuses on an individual as they tell their story of discovering music, sharing their passion with friends, and what it means to like chamber music. Also featured in Season Two is ABC Classic’s Emma Ayres, young composer Andrew Aronowicz, and mother-daughter music lovers Leni and Vanessa Oloffson.  Fore more information, please visit;

Chamber Music & Me Season 2 Trailer

Music Viva’s much-loved weekly webseries, Chamber Music & Me, returns for a second season. The follow up season to the series that helps break down the stereotypes of people who listen to classical music, features ABC Classic FM’s Emma Ayres, Melbourne plummer Luke Brady, young composer Andrew Aronowicz, and mother-daughter music lovers Leni & Vanessa Olofsson.

Episode One will premier on Friday 4th July. For more information, please visit

Musica Viva in The Guardian’s Top 10 for Changing Arts and Culture


Musica Viva In Schools’ Interactive whiteboard and digital learning resources were included in The Guardian’s list of  ten global R&D projects that are changing arts and culture. 

The Guardian said of the program, “Australia’s oldest independent professional performing arts organisation, Musica Viva, has developed an interactive whiteboard and several digital learning resources to make school music education more fun. There are also singing exercises to understand the connection between lyrics and notation, as well as drag-and-drop combinations of sounds and instruments, to help students and teachers learn about the elements of music and develop skills in listening, singing, playing, moving and composition.”

Also included in the list were Denmark’s World Online Orchestra, Romania’s Digital Museum, and Brazil’s Playable City. For more information on Musica Viv’a Interactive Whiteboard programs, please visit;



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