AYO Chamber Players in Concert

Australian Youth Orchestra

Presented by Australian Youth Orchestra


A vibrant series of intimate chamber music.

The Australian Youth Orchestra’s Chamber Players are delighted to present a vibrant series of intimate chamber music concerts at Melbourne Recital Centre.

After a week-long intensive program, the AYO Chamber Players will perform selected works from a diverse program featuring Schubert, Dvorak and Ravel as well as 21st century works such as Andrew Batterhams’ Melbourne Mosaic, a love letter to the city’s most iconic locations, and Elena Kats-Chernin’s Blue Silence devoted to artists who have schizophrenia.

Led by some of Australia’s best chamber musicians, the AYO Chamber Players program offers intensive training in the technique and musicianship of small ensemble playing. These concerts are a fantastic opportunity to hear the country’s best pre-professional musicians interpret pieces for string, wind, brass and piano ensembles.  

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Concert 1, 2pm

Tarilindy Quartet

Theonie Wang violin
Miriam Niessl violin
Angelina Kim viola
Cindy Masterman cello

Bedřich Smetana
String Quartet No.1 From My Life

Dmitri Shostakovich
Two Pieces for String Quartet

Nigel Westlake
String Quartet No.3 Sacred Sky

AYO Wind Quintet

Jessica Walther flute
Miriam Cooney oboe
Oliver Crofts clarinet
Hayden Burge bassoon
Emily Miers horn

Carl Nielsen
Wind Quintet Op.43

Paul Dean
Jasper and Charlie

Anton Reicha
Quintet in E-flat, Op.88 No.2

AYO Piano Quartet

Catherine Jang violin
Sarah Zhu viola
Isaac Davis cello
Ronan Apcar piano

Antonín Dvořák
Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op.87 No.2

Andrew Schultz
She Dances by the River

Concert 2, 5pm

AYO Brass Quintet

Tom Allen horn
Arkie Moore trumpet
Jude Macarthur trumpet
Harrison Steele-Holmes trombone
Paolo Franks bass trombone

Giles Farnaby
Fancies, Toyes and Dreams

Anthony Plog
Four Sketches

Andrew Battherham
Melbourne Mosaic

Esplanade Trio

Sophia Shaw violin
Arjun Singh cello
Caitlin Satyadharma piano

Anne Cawrse
Songs Without Words
I Ornamental

Franz Schubert
Nocturne in E-flat, Op.148

Dmitri Shostakovich
Piano Trio in C minor, Op.8 No.1

AYO String Quartet

Robert Smith violin
Jasmine Milton violin
Sebastian Coyne viola
Reena Oh cello

Maurice Ravel
String Quartet in F
I Allegro moderato, tres doux

Elena Kats-Chernin
Blue Silence

Edvard Grieg
String Quartet No.1 in G