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AYO Chamber Players Musica Viva Festival

21 Apr - 23 Apr 2017

AYO Chamber Players

The Australian Youth Orchestra is one of the world’s most prestigious and innovative training organisations for young pre-professional musicians. Orchestra members are selected through a highly competitive annual audition process and represent the best young musical talent in the nation.

One of the peak programs for gifted musicians engaged in chamber music, this year’s AYO Chamber Players program is integrated into the 2017 Musica Viva Festival, and offers over 30 of Australia’s best and brightest young musicians the opportunity to work with some of the world’s greatest chamber musicians.

AYO Chamber Players culminates in a series of public concerts comprising five string quartets, three piano trios and a wind quintet.

* Final programs will be selected from the following repertoire lists.

CONCERT #1 (Friday 21 April 11.30am - 1.00pm)

AYO Piano Trio 1
Rachael Kwa violin
Liam Meany cello
Maree Kilpatrick piano

EDWARDS Piano Trio
DVORAK Piano Trio No.2 in G minor, Op.26
HAYDN Piano Trio No.39 in G Gypsy
AYO String Quartet 3
Seamus MacNamara violin
Phoebe Masel violin
Sariah Xu viola
Andrew Leask cello

SCHUMANN String Quartet No.1 in A minor, Op.41
VINE String Quartet No.2
HAYDN String Quartet No.6 in A, Op.20

CONCERT #2  (Friday 21 April 4.45pm - 6.15pm)

AYO String Quartet 1 - Geist String Quartet

Sonia Wilson violin
Meg Cohen violin
Hayasa Tanaka viola
James Larsen cello

MOZART String Quartet No.15 in D minor, K.421
BANKS Four Pieces for String Quartet
BRITTEN String Quartet No.2 in C, Op.36
AYO Piano Trio 3
Darcy Dauth violin
Julian Sharp cello
Maggie Pang piano

HAYDN Piano Trio No.42 in E flat
STANHOPE Piano Trio Dolcissimo Usignolo
BRAHMS Piano Trio No.2 in C, Op.87

CONCERT #3 (Saturday 22 April 11.30am - 1.00pm)

AYO Piano Trio 2
Hana King violin
Lauren Jennings cello
Paul Cheung piano

HOLLAND Piano Trio
MOZART Piano Trio No.3 in B flat, K.502
DEBUSSY Piano Trio in G
AYO String Quartet 4
Lily Higson-Spence violin
Rollin Zhao violin
Molly Collier-O’Boyle viola
Georgia Ostenfeld cello

BEETHOVEN String Quartet No.3 in D, Op.18
WESTLAKE String Quartet No.2
MOZART String Quartet No.22 in B flat, K.589

CONCERT #4 (Saturday 22 April 4.45pm - 6.15pm)

AYO String Quartet 5
Eliza Scott violin
Annabelle Carter violin
Henry Justo viola
Rose Chaffey cello

MOZART String Quartet No.20 in D, K.499 Hoffmeister
MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No.2 in A minor, Op.13
MILLS String Quartet No.4 Glimpses from my Book of Dada
AYO String Quartet 2
Amy Brookman violin
Penny Quartet Madeleine Jevons violin
Anthony Chataway viola
Jack Ward cello

HAYDN String Quartet No.3 in G minor, Op.74
LIM The Weaver's Knot
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No.1 in F, Op.18

CONCERT #5 (Sunday 23 April 2.30pm - 3.15pm)

AYO Wind Quintet
Kim Falconer flute
Edward Wang oboe
Magdalenna Krstevska clarinet
Matthew Ventura bassoon
Freya Hombergen horn

IBERT Trois pièces brèves
SKIPWORTH Echoes and Lines
NIELSEN Wind Quintet, Op.43


Event Dates

  • AYO Concert #1 21 Apr 2017 11:30 AM
  • AYO Concert #2 21 Apr 2017 4:45 PM
  • AYO Concert #3 22 Apr 2017 11:30 AM
  • AYO Concert #4 22 Apr 2017 4:45 PM
  • AYO Concert #5 23 Apr 2017 2:30 PM



$10 at the Festival Box Office or cash at the door
Free for Festival Subscribers


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