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2024 Events

April 14: Chamber Music Workshop

Chroma Quartet | Parramatta

  • Join the incredible Chroma Quartet as they perform and mentor the next generation of WestPhil chamber musicians.

April 22-25: String Project

Peter Clark dir. | Rehearsals @ WSU | Concert @ St. Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta

  • WestPhil students and supporters are in for a treat as the brilliant Peter Clark directs WestPhil's string orchestra alongside a team of mentors.

April 22-24: Woodwind & Brass Project

Fabian Russell cond. | The King's School, Parramatta North

  • 20th-Century and contemporary Australian masterworks of wind & brass repertoire conducted by the renowned Fabian Russell.

May 17: River City Voices Collaboration

Collaboration with River City Voices | Dr. Sarah Penicka-Smith cond. | St Patrick's Cathedral, Parramatta​

  • Mozart - Requiem

June 7-10: Symphonic Project

Alexander Gavrylyuk piano soloist & Fabian Russell cond. | Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus

  • World-famous piano soloist Alexander Gavrylyuk joins forces with WestPhil

  • Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 | new composition by David Paterson | Hamed Sadeghi arrangement

November 4: Chamber Music Workshop

Australian String Quartet | Parramatta

  • The one-and-only Australian String Quartet not only perform but also mentor the next generation of WestPhil chamber musicians.

Our short-course programmes involve intensive days of learning and practice, with tutelage from experienced professional musicians, culminating in public concerts. All our programmes are either entirely free to participants or heavily subsidised thanks to the support of Friends of West Phil and other supporters. 

Previous mentors include:

  • Violin - Kristian Winther, Anna da Silva Chen, Emma Jezek

  • Viola – Andrew Jezek, Dana Lee

  • Cello – Jack Ward, Miles Mullin-Chivers

  • Bass – Ben Ward, Douglass Rutherford

  • Flute – Elisse Kleiner 

  • Bassoon -  Laura Brown 

  • Oboe - Jonathan Ryan 

  • Clarinet - Olivia Hans-Rosenbaum

  • Horn – Robert Johnson, Rachel Silver 

  • Trumpet - David Johnson

  • Percussion - Kevin Man

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