Musica Viva Festival 2013
The Musica Viva Festival, held in Sydney every two years, is designed to offer every imaginable level of connection to the complete chamber music experience. From the main festival concerts featuring sensational international soloists and ensembles, through to recitals by the cream of young Australian musicians, master classes that dissect the entire process of concert preparation, and special workshops to enrich musical appreciation, every stone on the path to musical enjoyment is overturned.
The 2013 Festival has terrific featured artists, ranging from a brilliant young violinist at the start of a meteoric career to one of the world’s most revered chamber pianists. A unique aspect of this festival is its intimate link with the Australian Youth Orchestra’s Chamber Players program, possibly the most comprehensive specialist training course in the country. Directed in 2013 by renowned cellist Pieter Wispelwey, dozens of our most talented young musicians will receive detailed firsthand instruction from the world’s best on how to enhance their chamber music skills. Discover precisely how many hours it takes to prepare a string quartet, uncover the secret language of professional musicians, or just witness the end result in the Chamber Players’ recitals.
The festival also includes concerts by staff and students of The Con, to give a microscopic glimpse of the wealth of musical activity that continues daily in this world-class facility.
With 7 main concerts and 22 other recitals, masterclasses, seminars and events, this is a festival of uncommon depth and richness. Pop in for a single performance of a beloved classic, or compress two years’ worth of Musica Viva cerebral nourishment into just four action-packed days in Sydney!