The Mimir Chamber Music Festival returned to its second home at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in 2017, giving audiences the opportunity to experience some of the world's finest chamber musicians in action.  

The world's leading chamber musicians

Fresh from its 20th season in Fort Worth, Texas, the Mimir Chamber Music Festival returns to the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music from 28 August to 3 September 2017.

Mimir has been listed as a “summer hotspot” in The New York Times and Travel & Leisure magazine, and a “Top 10 Musical Event of the Year" by The Dallas Morning News eight times in a row.

Meet the 2017 artists

Performances and Master Classes

Named for the Norse god of wisdom, Mimir features leaders of North America’s top orchestras, Grammy Award-nominated recording artists and faculty of premiere conservatories in the United States and Australia.

In addition to presenting four public performances for its Melbourne audience during the week-long festival, Mimir guest artists will guide young musicians from the Melbourne Conservatorium and from secondary schools in a range of master classes, coaching and demonstrations. Master classes and student performances are free and open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.

Schedule of Events

  • Monday1:10 pm
    Lunch Hour Concert (Preview performance)
    Lunch Hour Concert
    Melba Hall
  • Monday6:30 pm
    Mimir Recital Dinner presented by Yarra Yarra Vineyards
    Mimir Recital
    University House
  • Wednesday 7:30 pm
    Concert 1: The Seasons
    Concert 1
    Melba Hall
  • Friday7:30 pm
    Concert 2: Serenade
    Concert 2
    Melba Hall
  • Sunday3:00 pm
    Concert 3: Credo
    Concert 3
    Melba Hall
  • Mimir Emerging Artists Program
    Melba Hall
Ticketing information

2017 festival artists

  • Kristian Chong
    Kristian Chong


  • Joan DerHovsepian


  • Jun Iwasaki


  • Benjamin Martin


  • Rob Nairn
    Rob Nairn

    Double Bass

  • Stephen Rose
    Stephen Rose


  • Brant Taylor


  • Curt Thompson
    Curt Thompson



Bookings are now closed.

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