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(above: friends enjoying festival experience)

Make the most of your musical experience by including some of these additional activities into your Festival plans. Be sure to check the Musica Viva Festival Calendar for the full suite of activities prior to your visit

Artists in Conversation

Join Artistic Director Carl Vine at the ever popular In Conversation sessions, where Festival artists are interviewed about their life and work. Take the opportunity to ask your own questions – there are always some surprising insights into the extraordinary world of music! Free and open to the public

Inside the Music

Expand your musical knowledge through talks, instrument demonstrations and presentations from top music experts. Enrich your enjoyment of the music you hear onstage as we delve more deeply into the lives of the musicmakers. Free and open to the public

The Social Side

Between concerts, indulge in fine food and wine at the Music Café and bar, transformed for the Festival into a buzzing hub for music lovers. Be entertained by pop-up musical performances while sharing a meal with old friends, or meeting like-minded new ones. Dining packages will be on sale ahead of the Festival – please check the Festival website for more information.

Attending the final concert of the Festival? Celebrate a superb weekend of fine music by joining us in the foyer following the Sunday afternoon concert, as the Festival musicians, audience, students and staff come together to say farewell over a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. This has become a favourite event for artists and audiences alike – and the perfect way to round off your Festival experience.

Pinchas Zukerman Masterclass

Be a witness to musical tradition being handed on, as one of the world’s great violinists, Pinchas Zukerman, shares his knowledge with hand-picked young Australians. Join us for this exciting and privileged opportunity to see the next generation connect with one of the great performers of our time.

FRIDAY 21 APRIL 2PM (on sale from 10 January 2017)
Tickets $20 (premium Festival Subscribers can attend this masterclass for free!)