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Masterclass with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

21 May - 1 Jun 2018


Tafelmusik, Canada’s award-winning period instrument orchestra, was founded in 1979 and has long been renowned in North America and internationally for its distinct, exhilarating and soulful performances.  In the words of Gramophone, Tafelmusik is “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras.

In these Masterclasses, audiences can explore the fascinating world of the Baroque, watching as fine young musicians learn from some of the best period musicians in the world. See below for details on each of the sessions.


Presented with the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra will be conducting a series of sessions across a number of venues.

10am – 12pmString Workshops taken by Christopher Verrette and Christina Mahler

Violin Masterclass: Early Music Studio on Royal Parade

Cello Masterclass: Heinz Room, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

12pmAlison Mackay In Conversation with Susan de Weger - Early Music Studio on Royal Parade

12 – 2pmWoodwind Masterclass by Dominic Teresi, Room 2016, Southbank Campus


Presented in partnership with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the Sydney Masterclass will be conducted by Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra's John Abberger and Olivier Fortin.


Attend a Musica Viva Masterclass and witness talented young music students being mentored by the world's finest chamber musicians. Each Masterclass is conducted by an international touring artist and offers a unique perspective on music interpretation, technique and performance. The masterclass program provides students, music teachers and audiences of all ages with an entertaining and enriching learning experience.

The Tafelmusik Masterclass program is supported by the Consulate General of Canada in Sydney and an Anonymous Donor (South Australia).

Musica Viva's Masterclass program is supported by principal patrons Stephen Johns & Michele Bender, the Sydney Conservatorium Association (NSW), Lyn Hamill & Ian Dover (Queensland), Wesfarmers Arts (Western Australia), Anonymous Donor (South Australia), and the late Mary Turner OAM (Newcastle).


Event Dates

  • Melbourne 21 May 2018 10:00 AM
  • Sydney 01 Jun 2018 4:00 PM


Melbourne Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Sydney Sydney Conservatorium of Music


Melbourne & Sydney
By registration

NB: Registration for the Melbourne Masterclasses offers access to all sessions.