Prelude Festival | Richmond | Sunday 3 November

Festival Weekend | Hobart and Richmond | Friday 8 – Sunday 10 November

Covering two successive weekends, the sixth Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival invites you to a superb variety of music performed by a stellar array of musicians from Australia and overseas.

In enjoying a wide variety of music, you will also explore historic and contemporary spaces and venues in Hobart and Richmond.

The Prelude Festival Sunday 3 November of three concerts will be held in historic Richmond in the heart of the Coal River Valley.

Concert 1 at 11am on Sunday 3 November will be an all-Baroque concert of music by Bach, Handel and Muffat played by a trio of violin, harpsichord and organ from an ensemble Van Diemen’s Band.

Concert 2 at 1.30pm will be performed by new ensemble String Theorem and will feature Mozart’s Divertimento K563.

Concert 3 at 3.30pm on Sunday 3 November sees the Alma Moodie Quartet playing music from Bach to Beethoven.

Come and join in the festival atmosphere in Richmond and take the opportunity to also enjoy its historical ambiance and many delights including galleries, antique shops, cafés and restaurants.

Click here to view the whole program for the Prelude Festival.


The main festival debuts Fri 8 Nov at Government House with Kristian Winther, Li-Wei Qin and Konstantin Shamray performing Brahms’ piano trio no 1, followed by mezzo Deborah Humble singing a program of Brahms songs.

Sat 9 Nov sees us at the Ian Potter Recital Hall with varied programmes comprising string quartets by Mozart and Debussy, plus Prokofiev’s violin sonata in D major, and the cello sonata in g minor by Rachmaninov.

That evening the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is the venue for a program of Bach and Schubert by the Alma Moodie Quartet, followed by a gourmet supper.

On Sunday 10 Nov St Luke’s Richmond will see a performance of the Schubert string quintet.

After that we come together for the traditional Sunday festival lunch at the Frogmore Creek restaurant/cellar-door.

Click here to view the whole program for the Festival.

All main festival passes are now SOLD OUT.