The post festival pack up is nearly complete and we have already began planning for next year's festival! The dates are 28 July to 5 August 2017 and we are locking in dates for when tickets go on sale shortly so will be in touch.
One of our favourite memories of 2016 was Sandra surprising Piers with the piece we commissioned for his 10th Anniversary as Artistic Director by Elena Kats-Chernin called "Tropical Nights". If you missed it, you can see Piers' reaction and listen to extracts of the wonderful piece online here. Enjoy!
If you attended the 2016 Australian Festival of Chamber Music please complete our annual Festival Survey. It should only take about 10 minutes to complete online, and is incredibly valuable for Festival improvement and funding. Everyone who completes the survey has the chance to win $500. Survey closes 5pm, Wednesday 31 August.
One of our wonderful volunteers Eleanor at the Pit Building (where the artists rehearse during the festival) has managed to get a 2016 Program fully signed by all the artists! We thought it might be a good idea to auction it off! To see photos and place your bid please click on the link below.
From the 23rd-25th September 2016 Piers joins our new AFCM friend Finghin Collins at his New Ross Piano Festival in Ireland. Piers will also return to Australia in late 2016 for the following Chopin by Candlelight performances: 4th November in Wangaratta (Vic) and 5th November in Geelong (Vic). Then he will be at Ngeringa Arts (Mount Barker SA) 13th November, and finally at the Huntington Festival (Mudgee NSW) from the 19th-27th November.
Prepare for the 10th year, SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week is an annual six day yachting regatta sailed on the majestic waters of Magnetic Island, North Queensland. From 1 September to 6 September 2016 the event will feature seven racing divisions and a lively and entertaining social calendar. SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week effectively combines competitive sailing during the day and island festivities across the week suitable for young and old.