For our fifth year anniversary of SEMF Bendigo we are pulling out all stops: not one, but two international star artists will be featured: Jonathan Kelly, Principal Oboe of the Berlin Philharmonic, and Benjamin Baker, an international prize-winning young violinist who is making a remarkable career both in Europe and the U.S. We are delighted to welcome back Wilma Smith to join the SEMF musicians family of Ian and Tobi in presenting some chamber music favourites by Schubert, Mozart, Dvorak and Brahms, as well as some extraordinary works by C.P.E. Bach  and Janacek.

We continue with our Sunday morning recital featuring a star of the future, this time the incredible cellist Caleb Wong, who at just 20 years of age has already appeared as soloist with both Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

The much-loved coffee concert and master class will once again be part of our program. With a glass of award-winning Sanguine Estate wine in hand, please enjoy the beautiful venues of Bendigo resonating once more with thrilling music-making!  For more information and bookings click here


Friday 10th May
Location: The Capital Theatre

6.30pm Welcome Glass of Sanguine Wine

7.30pm Welcome Concert 

Brahms – Piano Trio C minor op.101
W.A. Mozart – Oboe Quartet K.370


Dvorak – Piano Quartet No.1 D major op.2

Saturday 11th May 

10.00am Master class
Location: Capital Theatre

11.00am Coffee Concert
Location: Capital Theatre

J.C.F. Bach String Quartet op.1

2.00pm Piano Duo recital with Ian Munro and Benjamin Baker
Location: Capital Theatre

W.A. Mozart – Violin Sonata K.303
Janacek – Violin Sonata JW VII/7
Brahms – Violin Sonata No.3 D minor op.108

6.45pm Welcome Glass of Sanguine Wine

7.30pm Gala Concert
Location: Ulumbarra Theatre

Schubert – Quartettsatz c minor D.703

C.P.E. Bach – Oboe concerto B flat major


G. Onslow – String Quintet No.15 C minor op.38 “The Bullet”


Sunday 12th May 

 11.00am Cello Recital with Caleb Wong and Ian Munro