Coramba Chamber Music Festival
Artistic Director Trish O'Brien
Artistic Advisor & Patron Paul Dean
At Coramba Hall, a beautiful 15 minute drive through the surrounding hills of Coffs Harbour, NSW
The Coramba Chamber Music Festival is a unique event that was presented for the first time in 2016 by the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium. In the 2017 festival, some of Australia’s most prominent classical musicians will work alongside Queensland Conservatorium and Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium staff and students to produce a highly successful 3 day classical music event at the historic Coramba Hall. 6 unique performances throughout the weekend delighted the packed audiences, despite torrential rain and near flooded conditions!
As a result of public demand, the festival will run again in 2017 from May 12 - 14.
The patron and one of the leading performers of the festival is Paul Dean, former Artistic Director at ANAM, and Head of Winds at Queensland Conservatorium. The festival is directed by Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium Artistic Director and cellist Trish O'Brien.
Nurturing the young
In addition to the festival concerts, the festival artists will be gathering to perform schools concerts for up to 450 local students in two schools concerts on Friday 12th May.
All applications to attend are to be made by the school administration staff only, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Academy, Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium's ensemble for gifted and talented students across the region, will be given the opportunity to join the professional musicians where larger forces are required. A special 'Master and Apprentice' program (Concert 2) selects some of the most talented students from The Academy to perform in duo with the professional musicians, giving them a unique opportunity to work with masters in their field. Tertiary students from Queensland Conservatorium will be joining the professional artists in the larger chamber orchestra works, providing an unbeatable 3 tiered mentoring system.