Wilma & Friends return for another year of remarkable music-making, celebrating this 10th anniversary with new ideas and surprises in a season full of “Re-imagining”.

Combining Melbourne’s finest professionals and brilliant young talents, Wilma Smith has deftly forged three fantastic all-Melbourne ensembles and three programs guaranteed to inspire and reward players and audiences alike.

All but one of the masterpieces to be presented this year are re-imagined versions of original works for different forces.

In one case, Beethoven himself arranged one of his own piano trios for string quintet. Wait till you hear that same group get to grips with Melbourne composer, Lee Bradshaw’s arrangement of and reverent homage to Beethoven’s iconic 5th symphony, created especially for Wilma & Friends 2021.

Mozart, Brahms and Bach’s mighty Goldberg Variations for String Trio round out an anniversary season focusing on the central core, heart and soul of the chamber music repertoire.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Wilma & Friends will not be performing The Gypsy and the Wolf at Atheneum/MDCH on 21st July but, happily, MDCH will be live-streaming our performance two nights earlier from Scotch College Melbourne. If you would like to buy tickets to see this concert in person, please click here and join us on July 19th at 7:30pm at the beautiful Ian Roach Hall, Scotch College, Hawthorn. Alternatively, tickets to the live stream may be purchased here.

Upcoming Concerts


Beethoven in full heroic mode!

28th & 29th April 2021

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Mozart and Brahms – two of Vienna’s most beloved sons – and two iconic works.

19th July 2021

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Dive into the crystalline world of Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations in the famous arrangement for String Trio.

7th, 10th & 11th November 2021

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