Strike A Chord Grand Final 2022

2022 Grand Final

One of the must-see events in 2022's live music calendar

Watch as 12 brilliant young ensembles from around the country demonstrate the shining future of chamber music.

Join us in person at Melbourne Recital Centre or watch online

We are delighted to announce the Finalists of Strike A Chord 2022, the third iteration of Musica Viva's National Chamber Music Championship for secondary school ensembles.

After two weeks of deliberation, the jury has come to a decision on the twelve groups from across Australia that will be taking part in the Grand Final. You can learn more about the First Round & Novice Section prize winners here.

Book your tickets to watch the Grand Final in person or register online for the free livestream and cheer on your state finalists from the comfort of your home!

2022 Finalists

Learn more about the finalists here.




Amazon Trio

Clarinet, Cello, Piano

Sydney, NSW

Bajeshka Piano Quartet

Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano

Sydney, NSW


Flute, Oboe, Cello

Melbourne, VIC


8 Voices

Adelaide, SA

Esplanade Trio

Violin, Cello, Piano

Melbourne, VIC

Finesse Quartet

4 x Violins

Perth, WA

The IncrediBows

2 Violin, Viola, Cello

Brisbane, QLD

JPMS Ensemble Volante

4 x Percussion

Brisbane, QLD

Open School Winther Quartet

Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano

Canberra, ACT

Piccolo String Quartet

2 Violin, Viola, Cello

Sydney, NSW

Pier String Quartet

2 Violin, Viola, Cello

Sydney, NSW

Trio Bellissimo

Violin, Cello, Piano

Brisbane, QLD

View the program below, or view it online here.


2022 Finalists

Trio Bellissimo, QLD
J. ZIMMERLI (b 1968) Trio No. 1 for Violin, Cello and Piano (2001)
IV Molto Rubato - Largo - Presto

Bajeshka Piano Quartet, NSW
STRAUSS (1864-1949) Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 13 (1884-1885)
I Allegro

Amazon Trio, NSW
BRAHMS (1833-1897) Trio for Clarinet, Violoncello and Piano, Op. 114 (1891)
I Allegro

Finesse Quartet, WA
BACH arr. KEENE Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 (1831)
arranged for Violin Quartet

Esperanza, SA
arr. SHATTUCK Traditional English melody and Latin text
What Child is This?

Pier String Quartet, NSW
BEETHOVEN (1770-1827) String Quartet No. 1, Op.18 (1799)
I Allegro con brio

Interval - 20 minutes


JPMS Ensemble Volante, QLD
ABE (b 1937) Conversations in the Forest III (1997)

Piccolo String Quartet, NSW
SCHUBERT (1797-1828) String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810 ‘Death and the Maiden’ (1824)
I Allegro

Domi, VIC
HAYDN (1732-1809) London Trio No. 1; Divertimento in C Major, Hob.IV:1 (1794)

The IncrediBows, QLD
MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847) String Quartet No.6 in F Minor, Op. 80 (1847)
I Allegro vivace assai

Open School Winther Quartet, ACT
SCHUMANN (1810-1856) Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 47 (1842)
I Sostenuto assai – allegro ma non troppo

Esplanade Trio, VIC
EDWARDS (b 1943) Piano Trio No. 1 (1998)
I Allegretto
III Allegro Assai

Jury deliberation & Audience Prize Voting - 30 minutes

Winners announced live

Event and Ticketing Details

Dates & Times

In person & Online   27 Aug 2PM


Livestream Free
In Person $15 - $50



31 Sturt Street, Southbank VIC 3006

Event notes

Tickets are no longer available.

Digital concert tickets will close 5 minutes prior to the start of the concert.

Ticket holders to this digital concert will receive a link to watch the performance via email. Please check your junk folder if you have not received it.

Please contact our Box Office team at or on 1800 688 482 if you require assistance.

The Peter Druce Audience Prize - Voting T&Cs

We are excited to be able to offer online and live Grand Final audiences an opportunity to vote online and support their favourite Strike A Chord finalist group. These ensembles will have the chance to win The Peter Druce Audience Prize valued at $2,000. 
Audience Prize Voting Terms & Conditions

Online voting in the 2022 Audience Prize constitutes agreement with these Terms and Conditions:

1. Musica Viva Australia will be monitoring audience voting for unusual activity, and reserves the right to disqualify a group if there are indications that fraudulent voting has taken place that is not in keeping with the original spirit and intention of the prize.

2. Eligibility: Voting is open to all residents of Australia. Voters under 18 years of age must have the prior consent of their parent or guardian before casting a vote online.

2. In person attendees and at home viewers should only cast ONE VOTE PER VIEWER. 

3. Voting Period: The Peter Druce Audience Prize voting link will be announced during the live Broadcast. Eligible votes must be cast on Saturday 27 August 2022 between 5:25pm and 5:55pm AEST. Any votes cast prior to the Jury Deliberation will not be counted towards the Group's final vote.

4. Your full name, city and email address are required to verify your vote for the 2022 Audience Prize. We will not keep this information for more than 7 days after the 2022 Strike A Chord Grand Final and you will not receive any communications from Strike A Chord unless you have previously signed up to hear from us.