Hidden Gems

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Lauded for its world-class performances, Melbourne Chamber Players comprises musicians who have dedicated their lives to performing exceptional chamber music at the highest level. Directed by clarinettist Justin Beere and oboist Steph Dixon, the ensemble is committed to illuminating extraordinary and unique chamber music.

Wander off the beaten track with the Melbourne Chamber Players and encounter a treasure trove of extraordinary yet rarely enjoyed works. Discover the eclectic vitality of Matinu’s colourful Oboe Quartet, a world premiere by the captivating young Australian composer Matthew Laing and the exquisite sounds of Arensky’s Piano Trio in D minor. Reinvigorate your listening with these special encounters performed by exceptional musicians of Melbourne.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Chamber Players


Steph Dixon oboe
Justin Beere clarinet
Zoe Freisberg violin
Alexandra Partridge cello
Stewart Kelly piano


Bohuslav Martinu
Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Cello and Piano, H.315

Matthew Laing
New work

Anton Arensky
Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op.32


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2020

Now in its ninth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.