Dunkeld Festival of Music – Dunkeld, Vic

Friday 1 – Sunday 3 April 2022
Sunday 3 – Tuesday 5 April 2022
Dunkeld, Victoria, Djab Wurrung Country

Festival packages $885

Australian String Quartet with guest artist Laurence Matheson.

Spend divine days with us in Victoria’s Southern Grampians as we explore and celebrate the intimate world of chamber music. Shepherded by the inimitable The Hon Barry Jones AC and joined by wonderful guest artist Laurence Matheson, we shine torchlights on classic composers and living luminaries.

With intimate concerts in the charming Mt Sturgeon Woolshed and Myers’ Library, and the warm hospitality of the iconic Royal Mail Hotel, tickets to this festival are in high demand.

Dunkeld is a truly magical regional environment within the Southern Grampians and lends a unique charm to this sought-after highlight of the ASQ’s touring calendar.



5.00pm | Prelude Concert *new*
Laurence Matheson (harpsichord) + ASQ

8.00pm | Opening concert at the Myers’ Library

Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18 No. 5
Antonín Dvořák Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81
Laurence Matheson + ASQ



11.00am | Morning concert at the Myers’ Library

Max Bruch Eight Pieces Op. 83 (selections)
Laurence Matheson, Dale Barltrop, Christopher Cartlidge
Felix Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
Laurence Matheson, Francesca Hiew, Michael Dahlenburg

12.30pm | Picnic lunch at the Myers’ Macarthur Street Garden

2.00pm | Afternoon concert, Mt Sturgeon Woolshed

Three Australian miniatures from the ASQ Encore Project:
Holly Harrison Swoop
Harry Sdraulig Swirl
Alice Chance Nose-scrunch Reel
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11

6.30pm | Evening concert at the Myers’ Library
Joseph Haydn The Seven Last Words of Christ

8.00pm | Festival Dinner at Sterling Place, Dunkeld Community Centre



10.30am | Finale concert at the Myers’ Library

Johannes Brahms Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118 No. 2
(Laurence Matheson, piano)
Frédéric Chopin Fantasie in F minor, Op. 49
(Laurence Matheson, piano)
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131


– Admission to all concerts
– Picnic lunch, twilight drinks, and festival dinner
– Fine wines
– Access to the Myers’ Macarthur Street Garden across the festival
– Souvenir program and guide to the weekend

Optional Dinner at the Royal Mail Hotel is available ahead of the opening concert. Please note this is in addition to the festival package and bookings are to be made directly with the Royal Mail Hotel on (03) 55772241

Accommodation will need to be secured by patrons ahead of the Dunkeld Festival of Music. Accommodation options are limited in Dunkeld, so it is advised that it is secured early. If you are interested in attending, our preferred accommodation supplier is the Royal Mail Hotel.  For other accommodation options, click here.

Program and schedule subject to change. Should the Australian String Quartet be required to cancel the event, full refunds will apply to all patrons. Read more terms and conditions here.