SEMF 2018 Artists


Howard Penny

Renowned Australian cellist now back in Melbourne at ANAM after 30 years based in Vienna, with a solo and chamber music career spanning five continents.

 Chris Howlett

Cellist, Director and Producer, performing extensively as soloist and chamber musician throughout Australia and Asia.

Yu Kosuge

Internationally renowned pianist and Sony recording artist, making her Australian chamber music debut at SEMF.

Stephen Stirling

Principal horn of Academy of St Martin in the Fields, soloist, guest principal, and chamber musician, with recordings of 80 concertos and chamber works.

Andrew Haveron 

Former leader of the Brodsky quartet, soloist, and now admired concertmaster of the SSO, we warmly welcome Andrew back to SEMF.

Sophie Rowell

Violin soloist, concertmaster and a pilar of chamber music in Australia, we welcome Sophie to her first SEMF

Stefanie Farrands

Continuing a distingushed performing career in Germany, Stephanie is presently principal viola of TSO: another exciting SEMF début!

Tobias Breider

Principal Viola with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, having been a member of prestigious European orchestras and chamber music groups.

Ian Munro

Australia’s electrifying and acclaimed pianist, and composer, of international stature.



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