Melbourne Strings

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Melbourne Strings is a new ensemble initiative formed by the city's most vibrant leading and emerging string players. These Melbourne's top classical musicians love to perform and share their music with the audience. Melbourne Strings are flexible, performing in different ensembles bringing classical music to the stage in different forms.

Musicians


VIOLINS
Sophia Kirsanova
Natasha Conrau
Karen Columbine
Khalida De Ridder
Chih-Ting (Candice) Yang
May Zeng

VIOLAS
Wenhong Luo 
Kiara Kim
 

CELLO
Elina Faskhi
Charlotte Miles

DOUBLE BASS
Jill Griffiths

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Debut concert

Melbourne Strings -Distant Light

The debut concert of Melbourne Strings presents a program featuring Pēteris Vasks Violin Concerto "Distant Light", Grieg's Nordic Melodies and the premiere of Ballade for Strings and Voices by Sandra Aleksejeva-Birze especially written for this event. The concert is curated by Latvian violinist Sophia Kirsanova as part of her research project exploring the distinctive voice of Latvia and is supported by the City of Melbourne, the University of Melbourne.

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