Chamber Music Australia’s inaugural award for new Australian compositions for string quartet or piano trio is now open.  Read the Overview and Rules here. Submissions are due on 31 January 2015 and the winning works will receive their world premiere as part of the 7th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in July 2015.

Maureen Wheeler AO, co-founder of Lonely Planet travel guides and Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre has accepted the role of Jury Chair for the 7th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition (11-19 July 2015). Maureen is an inspiration: an entrepreneur and philanthropist, she is both committed and involved in the arts. The role of Jury Chair is an important non-voting position that supports the international jury in their deliberations. We are very much looking forward to working with Maureen next year.

To celebrate the first twenty-five years of Chamber Music Australia, Dr Anthony Grigg – historian, arts administrator, management consultant and CMA Board member – has put together a fascinating history of the organisation.  Read it here