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We are delighted to announce the award of a grant from Regional Arts Victoria to commission a new musical work for string quartet and children’s choir, to be composed by Wendy Rowlands and premiered in 2020 in Castlemaine.

The Castlemaine Chamber Players perform a variety of music composed for string ensemble, from duos, trios and quartets to larger ensembles. Music such as Schubert’s Quintet and the Brahms’ Sextets; works of great musical and expressive power yet less often played because their performance requires a different mix of instruments. As well as playing masterworks from the Classical and Romantic music styles, they explore contemporary Australian compositions. Guest performers join the group for specific performances.

Photography: Otto van Pagee Anderson & Simon Veitch