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Benchmark concert

For the annual Benchmark concert, MSE invites a prominent young professional player to perform a concerto with the orchestra. In recent years, many of our soloists have been alumni members such as Will Grigg, Jennen Ngiau Keng (Australian Chamber Orchestra) and Melinda Crean (Berlin radio Orchestra). Other renowned soloists who have performed with MSE include Melinda Crean (Berlin Radio Orchestra), Sally Cooper (freelance violinist), Steve Newton (MSO), Marlena Ito (Berlin Philharmonic) and Minah Cho (Sydney University). Working with dynamic professionals focusses, energises and inspires our young musicians. It is also encourages them to work hard and continue to aspire for excellence.


Concert information

2021 Benchmark Concert - Featuring Din Din and Dan Dan Wang



August 2021 TBC TBC

Rising star twin violinists Dindin and Dandan Wang, and the Melbourne String Ensemble, perform the Bach concertos for violin, including the much-loved Bach Double for two violins and the virtuosic Navarra by Sarasate. In this concert, we celebrate 35 years of glorious string music from the Melbourne String Ensemble and bid Dindin and Dandan farewell as they start a new chapter at the prestigious Curtis Institute in Philadelphia.

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