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The Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University of Sydney, is Australia’s premier tertiary music institution. It plays a pivotal role in the Australian musical landscape and provides an international standard of music education, enhancing the skills and opportunities for its students through internships, overseas study tours, and access to renowned teachers and mentors.

The Conservatorium is a creative hub for musicians and scholars, a magical and inspired place where talented musicians and researchers of tomorrow can develop their skills in a fertile academic and performance environment.


Sydney Conservatorium of Music University of Sydney Cnr Bridge & Macquarie Streets Sydney NSW 2000
The Conservatorium is accessible by train, ferry and bus. Parking is not available on-site but street parking and parking stations are available nearby.

Public Transport Information

The Conservatorium is easily accessible by public transport:

By train: Circular Quay is the closest station (5 min. walk)
By bus: Any bus that goes to Circular Quay (5 min. walk) or Wynyard (10 min. walk)
By ferry: Any ferry to Circular Quay (5 min. walk)

For detailed public transport maps and timetable information please refer to the NSW Transport Info website or call NSW Transport Info on 131 500.


There is no parking on-site, but street parking and several parking stations are available close by.

Local Parking Stations

Domain Car Park

St Marys Road, Sydney
T 02 9232 6165

Secure Parking – Hudson Building
131 Macquarie Street, Sydney
T 02 8912 4900 

Sir Stamford at Circular Quay
93 Macquarie Street (entry via Albert Street), Sydney 
+61 2 9252 4600

Wilson Parking – Sydney Opera House
2 Macquarie Street, Sydney 
1800 727 5464 

Festival Partners

Government Partners 
Founding Patron 

Festival Partners
Piano Partner

Wine Partner          

Champagne Partner   

Hotel Partner

Media Partner

Festival Major Donors 

The Hon. Jane Mathews AO – supporting Artistic Director Carl Vine AO
David Constable AM & Dr Ida Lichter – supporting the Goldner String Quartet
Eleanore Goodridge
Warren Kinston & Verity Goitein
David & Carole Singer

Musica Viva would like to thank the generous support of Diana and Barry Moore in commissioning Anamnesis for String Octet by composer Nicole Murphy for this year’s Festival.  

Festival supporters

Dennis Mather & John Studdert