UWA Chamber Music Festival

Event details


Date and time

  • Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October 2019

Event type

  • On Campus


  • Anyone who likes music
  • Community

Event Fee

  • From $0 - $75


  • Bookings essential

UWA Chamber Music Festival

Join us for an immersive weekend celebrating the finest chamber music ever written.  Brought to you by a stellar cast of musicians, including national and international artists as well as Western Australia’s finest emerging talent.

Indulge in chamber music from its very beginnings to the present day.

Centre Stage Concerts
Intercurrent presents New Waves

UWA Ensemble in Residence, Intercurrent, presents a selection of works by Olivia Davies, Hannah Lash and Lachlan Skipworth including the World Premiere of a new work by UWA Composition Graduate Nate Wood.

Smalley & Reich

An exceptional ensemble of musicians led by pianist Adam Pinto come together to perform Monody and Movement for Flute by Roger Smalley and Steve Reich's virtuosic Quartet for two pianos and two percussion.


Iain Grandage’s Blackwood is a beautiful work for voice, clarinet and piano inspired by the unique landscape of Western Australia and with evocative poetry by WA poet and musician Kevin Gillam. Don’t miss your chance to hear this work performed by the very musicians it was written for; Sara Macliver (soprano), Allan Meyer (clarinet) and Graeme Gilling (piano).

Mendelssohn's Octet

Composed when he was just 16, Mendelssohn’s vivacious Octet in E flat major Op 20 is a masterpiece for double string quartet. Join Irwin Street Collective Artist in Residence, Catherine Jones, plus an ensemble of UWA staff, students and graduates to experience this magnificent work.

The Irwin Street Collective and Catherine Jones 

UWA graduate and Baroque cellist Catherine Jones enjoys an international and varied career, performing and recording both as a soloist and with ensembles. In this concert she’ll join UWA Staff Cecilia Sun and Shaun Lee-Chen to perform works by Beethoven, Hummel and a new commission by honours student Jet Kye Chong.

Emerging Artist Concerts

Join emerging artists from the UWA Conservatorium of Music as they present a delightful smorgasbord of Chamber works across 3 separate concerts.  

The Innovation Chamber

UWA’s thriving community of emerging composers will work closely with celebrated composer James Ledger, to create new and imaginative works for voice, clarinet and piano as part of the Ransom Prize for Musical Composition. The works will use texts about the Australian landscape by WA writers selected by UWA’s Creative Writing Faculty. The concert will also feature a new work by UWA Composition Graduate Brock Stannard-Brown.

Other Activities

The festival will feature pre-concert talks led by UWA staff and students, plus Q&A sessions with featured artists. 

For the full schedule of activities visit: trybooking.com/BFQEY

Festival Passes:  $75 Standard / $55 Concessions 
Day Passes: $40 Standard / $30 Concessions
Individual tickets: $5-20 

Contact details: [email protected]