The Castlemaine Chamber Players are Sasha Bronshtein and Heather Cummins, violin, Frances Gall, viola and Elisabeth Anderson, cello. The majority live in Castlemaine and they perform in Castlemaine and the surrounding local region regularly.
The group was formed in 2014 and performs a wide range of string quartet music, featuring iconic classical composers such as Shostakovich and Beethoven. In their April 2023 concert ‘Bringing Female Composers to the Fore’ they brought new music to regional audiences, by Rebecca Clarke, British-American early 20th century composer, and Andrea Keeble, contemporary Melbourne composer. Previous concerts with guest performers Fintan Murphy, Sam Goble and Emma Wade have included Mozart’s quintets and Brahms’ string sextets. They like to perform contemporary Australian compositions, and have commissioned music by Castlemaine composer Wendy Rowlands.
Castlemaine Chamber Players frequently attend the Mt Buller Chamber Music Summer School held in summer in Mt Buller, Victoria. Here they immerse themselves in chamber music, learn from guest tutors of renown and enjoy sharing with like-minded musicians.
We acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
Photography: Otto van Pagee Anderson, Simon Veitch, Paul Whitbread