tasmanian chamber music festival — heads south

As well as art, Handmark Director, Allanah Dopson is also passionate about music. And this year her labour of love – The Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival – heads south.

Allanah believes in giving back. As well as mentoring and promoting Tasmanian artists, this classical trained pianist established the Chamber Music Festival in 2017. The sell-out festivals are highly curated. Showcasing Australia’s premier musicians in beautiful heritage buildings, from barns to churches, and washed down with fine food and wine, they have been staged in the bucolic Northern Midlands. However, this October, Hobart and the Derwent Valley are playing host.

“The popularity of the festival has blown us away, and we are thrilled to be discovering another part of Tasmania,” Allanah says. “Our Hobart venues include the Ballroom of Government House, Town Hall and St David’s Cathedral by candlelight. We end on a high note with beautiful music in the coach house of historic Valleyfield, before a lunch-time performance at the Agrarian Kitchen in New Norfolk.”

Expect a top-class line-up of musical talent: Orava String Quartet; The Song Company; Stefan Cassomenos (piano); Steve Davislim (baritone); Genevieve Lacey (recorder); and James Crabb (concert accordian).

The Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival will run from Friday October 20 – Sunday October 22. For information and tickets visit: www.taschamberfestival.com.au