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Brunswick Beethoven Festival

15th festival

We are delighted to bring you the 15th Brunswick Beethoven Festival in February 2023.

Enjoy internationally and nationally acclaimed performers of the finest classical chamber in Brunswick, inner north of Melbourne.

Listen to exceptional artists playing the great classical composers – Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, Mozart, Handel, Chopin, Debussy, and more.

The festival runs in two parts, 1 to 4 Feb and 14 to 18 Feb 2023.

Brunswick Beethoven Festival composers and musicians
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Seraphim Trio perform at the Brunswick Beethoven festival

Seraphim Trio (pictured) perform part of Concert 4 of the Brunswick Beethoven Festival

2023 Program

Select one of the boxes below. For each event select “Book now” and a new tab will open for you to book your tickets securely online.

If you purchase a half or full festival pass, you only need to do this once.

Past events

8pm Wednesday 1 February 2023

Bar is open from 7pm

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick

Stefan Cassomenos and Monica Curro with works by Beethoven


BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No 3 in E-flat major
FINZI Elegy Op 22
SCHUMANN Violin Sonata No 3 in A minor

Monica Curro, violin
Stefan Cassomenos, piano

8pm Thursday 2 February 2023

Bar is open from 7pm

Tempo Rubato 34 Breese Street, Brunswick

Firebird Trio works by Beethoven, Haydn, Piazzolla and Gershwin

Arcangelo CORELLI (arr. Benjamin MARTIN) Sonate de chiesa Op. 3 Nos 3 & 9
George GERSHWIN Summertime
Astor PIAZZOLLA Verano porteño from Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in Eb major Op 70 No 2

8pm Friday 3 February 2023

Brunswick Uniting Church 212 Sydney Rd Brunswick

Joe Chindamo

Based around Ode to Joy Beethoven, Brahms and Bernstein.

8pm Saturday 4 February 2023

Brunswick Uniting Church 212 Sydney Rd Brunswick

Seraphim Trio works by Mozart, Clara Schumann and Beethoven


MOZART Piano Trio in G major, K.496
CLARA SCHUMANN Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in E flat major, Op.70, No.2

8pm Tuesday 14 Feb 2023

Brunswick Uniting Church 212 Sydney Rd Brunswick

Rosemary Hodgson presents Walsingham

Walsingham is an intricately constructed musical journey, exploring themes of mysticism and person pilgrimage.

Inspired by the famous Elizabethan Ballad, works by John Dowland, Alfonso Ferrabosco, John Johnson, Edward Collard, John Marchant, Francis Cutting, George Huwitt and Anthony Holborne form a grand rondo played by Australia’s preeminent lutenist, Rosemary Hodgson.

Rosemary Hodgson – lute

Walsingham – Anon
The Voice – William Byrd
Anthony Pavyn – Anthony de Countie
Walsingham – Francis Cutting
Sir Walter Raleigh’s Galliard – Francis Cutting
Walsingham – John Johnson
Pavan – Edward Collard
The Maye Galliard – Edward Collard
As I went to Walsingham – Edward Collard
As it fell on a Holly Eve – Anthony Holborne
Walsingham – Anthony Holborne
Fantasie – Alfonso Ferrabosco
Walsingham – John Marchant
Walsingham – John Dowland

Artist Biography:

Australian lutenist, Rosemary Hodgson maintains a vibrant career as soloist and chamber musician. Known for her remarkable sensitivity and technique, she has established an international reputation for outstanding concert presentations and solo lute recordings of captivating subtlety.

8pm Wednesday 15 February 2023

Brunswick Uniting Church 212 Sydney Rd Brunswick

Invictus String Quartet

Invictus Quartet is a group of four young women who are passionate about connecting with people through music of all genres.

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Their goal is to blur the lines between different styles and redefine what classical instruments can do (did someone say rap on violin?). When Invictus are not on stage, you
can find them brainstorming their next classical/pop mashup, making videos and going on food adventures!

Works by Joseph Haydn String Quartet Op. 77 No. 1
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18 No. 4

8pm-10pm Thursday 16 February 2023

Brunswick Uniting Church 212 Sydney Rd Brunswick

Stefan Cassomenos works by Alkan and Beethoven Transcription by Liszt


ALKAN Symphony for Solo Piano
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 9, arr. Liszt

Stefan Cassomenos, piano

8pm Friday 17 February 2023

Brunswick Uniting Church 212 Sydney Rd Brunswick

Elyane Laussade, Luke Severn and Louise Turnbull

Works by Ravel – Tzigane, Bruch – Kol Nidre, Verdi/Liszt – Rigoletto Fantasy and Beethoven Piano Trio in D major The Ghost.


Ravel Tzigane
Bruch Kol Nidrei
Verdi/Liszt Rigoletto Paraphrase
Beethoven ‘Ghost’ Trio Opus 70 No. 1 in D Major

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8pm Saturday 18 February 2023

Brunswick Uniting Church 212 Sydney Rd Brunswick

Anthony Halliday will be graciously performing at the request of Sergio due to a chest infection.

Anthony Halliday is a world-renowned composer who has performed for audiences in Berlin, Rome, and London to name a few.

He also recorded all 32 Sonatas for Piano by Beethoven.


Anthony Halliday – Piano

Sonata in A flat Op. 110 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

1. Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo
2. Allegro molto
3. Recitative
Arioso dolente (Sad song)
Fugue – Allegro, ma non troppo
Arioso – losing all life
Fugue – gathering new life

Sonata in B minor Op. 58 Frederic Chopin (1810 – 1849)
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Scherzo – Molto vivace
3. Largo
4. Finale: Presto non tanto, agitato

We have notified all those who booked tickets for Sergio’s concert prior via email. In the event you would like a refund, you are welcome to request this. Otherwise, Anthony offers an internationally renowned performance that is not to be missed.

Brunswick Beethoven Festival

welcomes everyone

Brunswick Beethoven Festival is held in the City of Merri-bek (formerly Moreland). 

In the inner north of Melbourne, the festival aims to provide audiences of all ages and backgrounds with an opportunity to enjoy classical music and contemporary for a night to remember.

This year, after returning from several years of postponements, we are looking forward to bringing international and local acclaimed talents.

Ticket prices are designed to be affordable:

  • Students $20
  • Concession $25
  • General $35


Purchase our 2023 Festival Pass

You can also purchase a full festival pass for $250 to attend as many concerts as you wish. Or a half pass for 4 concerts at $125. This can be purchased on any of the concert pages.

Brunswick Beethoven Music festival in City of Merri-bek

Brunswick Beethoven Festival

thanks its supporters

This festival would not be possible without the dedication and support of our volunteers and these key organisations.

Sergio de Pieri OAM
Invictus String Quartet at Brunswick Beethvoen Festival
Stefan Cassomenos performs at Brunswick musical festival

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We acknowledge the Tradtional Owners of the land this festival operates of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.