2022 Featured Artists
To assist our presenters in selecting artists from the Regional Touring program in 2022, we have placed the artists into four categories, which can be seen on their tiles on the below.
Book an artist
Each year Musica Viva selects a diverse range of outstanding musicians to feature for touring to regional areas. The artists available for touring in 2022 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 and innovative, with great appeal for varied audiences.
Musica Viva offers regional communities music experiences with lasting impact; both through engagement activities such as residencies, workshops or masterclasses, or simply through the experience of a fantastic concert by truly talented artists.
Travel to centres in regional NSW is subsidised through the support of Create NSW. Musica Viva can book the artists, arrange all travel and accommodation, provide posters, flyers and program information.
If you are interested in bringing an ensemble to your town or city, please contact:
Manager, Special Projects & Regional Touring
"Something I have not heard in a long time was the sensitivity Lam put into her performance. It was, at one moment, heart-wrenching, at another bold and assured." - Limelight Magazine
Daniel Rojas & Apex String Quartet
Tango on piano and string quartet
"In the high-octane performance that unfolds, Rojas and Ensemble Apex Strings stir the passions and seduce our souls." - ★★★★★ Shamistha de Soysa, Limelight Magazine
New music on flute, clarinet and percussion
“An injection of warmth and colour with new and recent pieces influenced by, and depicting, birdsong and nature all expertly played with energy and commitment.” – Roger Heaton, Tempo Magazine, UK
Gelareh Pour's Garden
Meeting of Iranian and Western music
"It might not be classical Persian music anymore, that’s not something I look for, but I use that culture and language and music that I have in my background to create something new in this new environment." - Gelareh Pour
Golden Gate Brass
Formed in 2017 at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), Golden Gate Brass is an ensemble dedicated to providing high quality performances of brass repertoire.
New Australian works
“I think this is exciting not just for Indigenous composers but for Australian music. We were once hearing Indigenous culture filtered through the hands of white composers." - Christopher Sainsbury
The Sentimental Bloke
Classic Australian film with live score
Ian Munro and pianist Aura Go perform Ian’s new score live while the NFSA’s 2019 digitally restored film is played, so that the film may be enjoyed in as close to its original form as possible.
The Spooky Men's Chorale
Men, singing songs. Some of them are funny
"It takes a rare skill to be very silly, thoughtful, and sing in perfect harmony, but the Spooky Men’s Chorale manage to achieve just that." - Robin Denselow, The Guardian (2015)
Tamara-Anna Cislowska with Dan Golding
Film music with introductions
ARIA Award-winning pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska presents the music of Joe Hisaishi, whose enchanting scores have graced so many beloved Studio Ghibli films.
A Capella vocal quintet
Vocal Detour is a newly formed Australian vocal ensemble dedicated to engaging and educating its audience in the world of a cappella music. Its members are amongst the most accomplished ensemble singers in Australia and are well versed in a wide variety of styles and genres.