Mimir returned to its second home at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in 2016, 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 19th season in Fort Worth, Texas, the Mimir Chamber Music Festival returned to the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music from 29 August to 4 September 2016.

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.

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Performances and masterclasses

Named for the Norse god of wisdom, the festival was founded in 1998 by Dr Curt Thompson, now Associate Professor of Violin and Head of Strings at the Melbourne Conservatorium.

During the week-long festival, Mimir artists presented four public performances and guides students from the Melbourne Conservatorium in a range of masterclasses.

Meet the 2016 artists

2016 festival artists

  • Kristian Chong


  • Joan DerHovsepian


  • Jun Iwasaki


  • Benjamin Martin


  • Stephen Rose


  • Brant Taylor


  • Curt Thompson



Mimir Chamber Music Festival is proudly supported by 3MBS and Yarra Yarra Vineyards.

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