Our Spring season of three performances commences on 14th October with Shoshin Trio, a piano trio, presenting music for the romantic soul. The trio comprises Amber Davis, violin, Liz Neville, cello and Bernadette Harvey, piano. Amber and Liz have relocated locally after illustrious careers with some of the world’s leading orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the ACO and the SSO. Bernadette, who garnered the ABC’s prestigious “Young Performer of the Year” award in 1987, tours extensively both in Australia and overseas and was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2000 for her contribution to Australian music.

On 4th November we present, in conjunction with Musica Viva, Daniel Rojas & Ensemble Apex Strings presenting the classically flavoured music of Latin American composers including Rojas, Rodriguez and Piazzolla. This timeless, vibrant music never fails to thrill. This will be an evening none should miss.

Our final recital on 2nd December sees the return to our stage of Bernadette Harvey, this time as a piano soloist. Bernadette is champion of Australian music with the Coffs Harbour performance including the world premier Peggy Polias’s Sonata, commissioned by the Sydney International Festival.

Shoshin Trio

  • Amber Davis violin
  • Liz Neville cello
  • Bernadette Harvey piano

Friday, 14 October 2022, 7:30pm

  • MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No 1 in D minor Op 49
  • LYATOSHYNSKY Piano Trio No 2 Op 41
  • RAVEL Piano Trio opus 67 A minor

Shoshin refers to the beginner’s mind, a state of openness, eagerness and lack of preconceptions. With this sentiment three of Australia’s finest musicians have joined together to present their newly formed trio. An evening of romantic music of sumptuous melodies which will undoubtedly take you on a journey of senses. Amber and Liz are best friends from the Sydney Symphony, together with former school friend, international pianist, Bernadette Harvey, Coffs Harbour Music Society is thrilled to present their premier performance.

2022 Concert: Daniel Rojas & Ensemble Apex Strings

Friday, 4 November 2022, 7:30pm

  • PERU

Irresistible rhythms and a melting pot of melodies, Chilean born pianist and composer Daniel Rojas re-imagines some of Latin America’s best-loved tunes and tangos from his new album for Da Vinci Classics, ‘BLISS OF HEAVEN: Music of the New World’. A heavenly alchemy of mambo, salsa and Andean folk music fused with classical sensibilities – supported by the high-energy Ensemble Apex String Quartet featuring violinist Anna da Silva Chen – it’s music you know but as you’ve never heard it before.

2022 Concert: Bernadette Harvey

Friday, 2 December 2022, 7:30pm

  • RACHMANINOV Preludes
  • EDWARDS Mantras and Night Flowers
  • POLIAS Sonata Ode (World premier)
  • HARVEY Sonata #5 GRETA Concerto

Acclaimed international performer and teacher, Bernadette was awarded the centenary Medal in 2000 by the then Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, for her contribution to Australian Music. Bernadette will premier Sonata: Ode by Peggy Polias, the winning work of Composing the Future, a new competition for Australian composers from the Sydney International Piano Competition. Bernadette is renowned for championing new works. She is a regular performer for Musica Viva with several new piano concertos written for her, including Tim Dargaville, Ross Edwards and Donald Hollier.

“Gifted with a rare physical control of the instrument and intellectual and interpretative qualities to match….it drew me to the edge of my seat.”
– Neville Cohn, West Australian


Series information

Concerts commences at 7:30pm

Ticket information

Seating will be assigned by the Booking Officer. Please collect your allocated tickets at the box office on the night of the concert.

Concert locations

Lecture Theatre D
Coffs Harbour Education Campus
Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour

Programme details are correct at time of printing but may be subject to alteration.

No refunds are available. Please choose carefully.

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Ticket sales end Friday, 30 September, 2022 at 11:30pm