Season Preview: Your guide to the arts in 2024

Now in its fifth year, Bendigo Chamber Music Festival (BCMF) has announced its 2024 program, spanning 31 Jan – 4 Feb. The festival’s partnership with London’s Young Classical Artists Trust continues and brings with it two French rising stars – violinist Irène Duval and oboist Armand Djikoloum – for exclusive performances.

Bendigo Chamber Music Festival

Bendigo Chamber Music Festival. Photo supplied.

It’s a partnership that co-director Howard Penny is “thrilled” to be sustaining.

“To the lineup of the absolute best Australia-based artists, some regulars at BCMF and some for the first time, we’re adding some vibrant young emerging talents from ANAM. What a dream team!”

Festival favourites violinists Sophie Rowell and Natsuko Yoshimoto, pianist Daniel de Borah and violist Tobias Breider also return to the BCMF, alongside Anna Goldsworthy, Holly Piccoli, Ashlyn Tymms, Thomas Chawner, Timothy Young and Lyndon Watts. The festival also invites three ANAM students to perform: violinist Louise Turnbull, violist Jamie Miles and cellist Noah Lawrence.