Musica Viva offers you the unique opportunity to participate in the creation of the finest music by carefully matching your passion with the most talented composers and musicians from Australia and around the world. It is also a beautiful way to remember someone special.
The result is not only the world premiere of a new work performed by internationally renowned ensembles across the country, but a vital addition to the Australian cultural canon and a chance for Australian music to grow as a distinctive cultural force in the world.
With over 50 years’ experience and more than 130 works created by 50 composers, we have the expertise to deliver masterpieces and ensure that your generous contribution will resonate with audiences today and into the future.
The Adelaide and Western Australia Commissioning Circles, and the Silo Collective, are three separate giving circles where individuals have combined forces to support the creation of new work from contemporary composers.
The Ken Tribe Fund, which commemorates the legacy of Ken Tribe to Australian music and his work at Musica Viva. Ken Tribe was one of the country’s most extraordinary arts patrons and was previously Chairman, Artistic Director, President and Patron of Musica Viva.
The Hildegard Project, which aims to support female composers. This fund was inspired by a generous gift made by Katherine Grinberg in honour of the late Adrienne and Yolanda Nagy, two sisters who were passionate about making a difference to Australian music.
To discuss your vision and passion for the creation of new work please contact Lachlan Snow, email [email protected] or call (02) 8394 6636 to discuss your vision and passion for the creation of new work.
The Amadeus Society is a group of passionate music lovers and advocates in Sydney and Melbourne who have joined forces to support the extraordinary artistic initiatives of Musica Viva.
Membership of the Amadeus Society contributes directly to the Artistic Initiatives Fund, which provides necessary funding to bring otherwise unattainable stellar international artists to Australia for our International Concert Series.
Previous artists supported by the Amadeus Society include Maxim Vengerov, Tafelmusik, Gidon Kremer, Sabine Meyer, Eighth Blackbird, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment & Rachel Podger, the Emerson Quartet and their support also brought to fruition the creation of an entirely new chamber opera, Voyage to the Moon in 2016.
Members of Musica Viva’s Amadeus Society are invited to three annual private salon performances by International Concert Series artists as well as interval drinks and exclusive events with the Artistic Director throughout the year.
For more information about the Amadeus Society, please contact Lachlan Snow at [email protected] or (02) 8394 6636
Musica Viva Sessions is a unique live music experience that invites you to discover surprising collaborations from Australia’s most exciting classical musicians, performing the works they love in surprising venues.
Each Session takes on a fresh new form as a constantly changing roster of musicians into remarkable and inspiring spaces, creating one-night-only chamber music encounters that blend music, place, passion and knowledge.
Presented in Melbourne at the Recital Centre and the Sydney at the Concourse in Chatswood, Musica Viva’s Morning Masters is a concert series of five performances brimming with variety, bringing together local and international talent of the highest order. Prior to each midday performance, patrons are invited to enjoy a complimentary morning tea.
Musica Viva partners with performing arts centres, volunteer music societies and conservatoria to deliver a range of exceptional music experiences to thousands of regional Australians each year.
Each year Musica Viva selects a diverse range of outstanding musicians to feature for touring to regional areas. The artists represent Australia’s best musicians and includes dynamic young ensembles as well as established musicians at the peak of their careers. The programs proposed are inspiring, innovative and with great appeal for varied audiences.