Bellingen Muse 2023 Program

Thursday 14th  6:00pm  –  Bellingen Cedar Bar  –  Opening Gala Celebration

Join us for an indulgent evening of fine food, wine, and entrée performances from all our festival musicians.

Friday 15th. 2:30pm  –  Bellingen Cedar Bar –  Adam Chalabi & Lachlan Wilkins: Harmony Strings

Adam & Lachlan will share their best loved violin duets, including Wieniawski, Prokofiev, Leclair and Bach.

Friday 15th. 7:30pm  –  Bellingen Cedar Bar  –  Nick Russoniello: One Man Band

Armed with a loop station and multiple saxophones, Nick takes us on a journey through music from baroque to beatbox and beyond.

Saturday 16th 2:30 pm  –  Bellingen Memorial Hall  –  Adam Chalabi & Daniel de Borah: The Three Masters

A concert featuring two of Australia’s leading musicians performing sonatas for violin & piano by Mozart, Beethoven & Brahms.

Saturday 16th 7:30pm  –  Bellingen Memorial Hall –  Meena Shamaly, Elspeth Bawden & Natalie Jeffries  Game Night – Exploring Music’s Latest Horizon.

ABC Classic’s “Game Show” host and friends will take us on an adventure, exploring the exciting old & new world of digital gaming music.

Sunday 17th 2:00pm  –  Bellingen Memorial Hall  –  Bellingen Youth Orchestra

A full orchestral extravaganza by our beloved local youth orchestra & ensembles. Orchestral works by Borodin and Saint-Saens.      String ensemble works by Richter and Wiren.

Adam Chalabi

1st violinist for the acclaimed Tinnalley Quartet, and Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Queensland, his career spans from the UK, Switzerland and Australia.

Daniel de Borah

Daniel de Borah is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost musicians, consistently praised for the grace, finesse and imaginative intelligence of his performances.

Meena Shamalay

Host of the Game Show on ABC’s Classic FM, Meena Shamalay is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who explores cutting edge new music forms and improvisation.

Nick Russoniello

One of Australia’s leading and most dynamic contemporary saxophonists and composers.

Lachlan Wilkins

Originally from Bellingen, Lachlan graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium in 2019, studying under the head of strings, Michelle Walsh.

For arts and culture lovers Bellingen Muse is a boutique music festival that offers intimate and diverse performances - bringing virtuosic performers to a region where nature inspires creativity and community.