The Finalists of Strike a Chord 2021

We are delighted to announce the Finalists of Strike A Chord 2021, the second 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 to perform across Australia for the Grand Final on the 15th of August.

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The Canberra Reds - Canberra, ACT
Francois DOPPLER - Andante et Rondo Op. 25 for Two Flutes and Piano
Jayden Lohe, flute
Carl Vitolovich, flute
Lucy Gao, piano

Bartholdy Trio - Sydney, NSW
Felix MENDELSSOHN - Piano Trio No.1 in D minor Op. 49, I. Molto Allegro Agitato
Justine Zhang, violin
Vincent Zhu, cello
Fiona Feng, piano

False Relations - Sydney, NSW
Paul STANHOPE - I have not your dreaming
Gabriel Dillon, voice
Archie Tulk, voice
Austin O’Toole, voice
Liam Green, voice

Piccolo String Quartet - Sydney, NSW
Felix MENDELSSOHN - String Quartet No. 2 in A minor Op. 13, I. Adagio - Allegro Vivace
Isabella Sun, violin
Jonah Shi, violin
Hayley Lau, viola
Jack Theakston, cello

Amogus Trio - Brisbane, QLD
Arno BABADJANIAN - Piano Trio in F-sharp minor, II. Andante and III. Allegro Vivace
Anna Suzuki, violin
Jeremy Sun, piano
Joshua Jones, cello

JPMS Ensemble Spirito - Brisbane, QLD
John PSATHAS - Kyoto
Yuliana Chen, percussion
Chloe Christofan, percussion
Lachlan Tu, percussion
Abigail Ling, percussion
Theo Hidajat, percussion

"Shell Shocked" Chamber Percussion Ensemble, Sheldon College - Brisbane, QLD
Dave HALL - Escape Velocity
Nicholas Robinson, vibraphone
Hayden Rayner, percussion
Nicholas Yang, marimba 1
David Chiu, marimba 2

Pirulí String Quartet, Concordia College - Adelaide, SA
Felix MENDELSSOHN - String Quartet No. 2 in A minor Op. 13, I. Adagio - Allegro vivace
Jasmine Milton, violin
Haneulle Lovell, violin
Sterling Rieck, viola
Caleb Christian, cello

James Campbell String Quartet - Melbourne, VIC
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN - String Quartet No. 11 In F minor Op 95, I. Allegro con brio
Leon Fei, violin
Lachlan Chen, violin
Neil Wang, viola
Justin Sheng, cello

Trio Finifugal - Melbourne, VIC
Johannes BRAHMS - Zwei Gesänge Op. 91, II. Geistliches Wiegenlied
Mia-Chenea Robinson, voice
Sebastian Coyne, piano
Noah Lawrence, cello

Vdub - Melbourne, VIC
R. Vaughan WILLIAMS - Phantasy Quintet, I. Prelude and II. Scherzo
Olivia Spyrou, violin
Ian Chiao, violin
Jamie Miles, viola
Sebastian Coyne, viola
Noah Lawrence, cello

Four Strings - Perth, WA
Ignaz LACHNER - Quartet in G for 4 violins Op. 107, III. Allegro giocoso and IV. Finale
Aaron Ooi, violin
Alicia Sun, violin
Mia Hasler, violin
Paula Krause, violin