Concerts, workshops and masterclasses

Bookings and inquiries: 02 6884 6686


All events at Macquarie Conservatorium, cnr Darling & Bultje Sts Dubbo, unless otherwise indicated.


Tickets for concerts and events at Macquarie Conservatorium can be purchased

  • from the Conservatorium office cnr of Darling and Bultje Sts Dubbo Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • at the door of the venue 30 minutes before the concert starts
  • by downloading the booking form for the event from its listing below:
  • fill in and return to the Conservatorium office

  • online at for visiting artists concerts & other selected events




Macquarie Conservatorium

Concert Series 2017

Season of 5 concerts 3 March – 13 October

Series tickets: Adult $110 / Concession $95 / Family of 4 $210

Enjoy superb music performed by exceptional musicians right here in Dubbo, with your series tickets to Macquarie Conservatorium’s 2017 Concert Series. The brilliant Seraphim Trio returns with a program of masterpieces for violin, cello and piano by Mozart, Dvorak and Ravel; Australia’s favourite guitar duo, the Grigoryan Brothers perform music from their latest CD release, a return to the classics; the Australian Brass Quintet features Australia’s leading brass players in a range of music from 16th century Spanish songs to the electrifying rhythms of Bernstein’s West Side Story; Russian virtuoso pianist Andrey Gugnin, winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, enthralls with Bach, Schubert and Stravinsky’s breathtaking Petrouchka Suite; captivating flautist Jane Rutter, recently awarded the Chevalière de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Government, takes her audience on a journey from Paris to Buenos Aires with brilliant guitarist Giuseppe Zangari in their entertaining concert  “Tango Raga Habanera”. Purchase your series ticket to all five concerts now!


Download Concert Series booking form here




Central West Trombone Choir

Free Concert

Sunday 6 August 3.00pm


The Central West Trombone Choir is a group of professional and enthusiast-level trombonists from across the region, and features players from Katoomba, Lithgow, Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo, including Macquarie Conservatorium brass teacher, Neill Ryan. For this free concert, they are joined by Macquarie Conservatorium brass students in a varied program of solos and ensembles, featuring music by Debussy, Piazzolla and more. Come along to this free concert by Central West Trombone Choir for an enjoyable afternoon of brass music.




Piano Masterclass

with Andrey Gugnin

Winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition

Thursday 10 August 6.00pm

$7 entry for all participants and observers


Piano students, teachers and music lovers are all welcome to attend this masterclass with brilliant Russian pianist Andrey Gugnin. Three advanced pianists from the Conservatorium, Emma Newby, Madelyn Fardell and Nadine Isbester, will present key works from the piano repertoire. This masterclass is open to everyone as audience/observers – download booking form or tickets available from the Conservatorium office and at the door.

Presented in partnership with the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia


Download info & booking form here




Andrey Gugnin

Concert:  Friday 11 August 7.30pm

Adult $29 / Concession $25 / Family of 4 $58 / School student $7


Exciting young Russian pianist Andrey Gugnin is a graduate of the Tchaikowsky Moscow State Conservatory. Winner of First Prize at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition and Gold Medallist at the 2014 Gina Bachauer International Competition, Andrey Gugnin has toured widely as a recitalist, chamber music partner and concerto soloist, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, the Louvre in Paris, Teatro Verdi in Trieste and Vienna’s Musikverein. He has appeared as guest artist at the Ruhr Piano Festival, Mariinsky International Piano Festival, and Zagreb Summer Evenings Festival. Andrey Gugnin performs Bach, Shostakovich, Schubert’s monumental D major Sonata and Stravinsky’s breathtaking Petrouchka Suite in this solo recital.

Presented in partnership with the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia


Download booking form here

Online bookings at 123 Tix





Composition Workshop

with Tim Hansen

For secondary school students Years 10, 11, 12

Mon 21, Tue 23 and Wed 23 August

Macquarie Conservatorium & participating schools


An exciting opportunity for Year 10, 11 and 12 music students to work with a professional composer experienced in teaching and inspiring school students to develop their composition skills. Explore music composition concepts and techniques, take part in hands-on exercises, and access specialised coaching. Tim Hansen is a composer, theatre maker and teaching-artist. He is co-founding director of New York-based music collectives W4, and exhAust Australian New Music ensemble. Tim began working with young people and composition in 2006 as the senior creative tutor with the Australian National University’s Pre-Tertiary Program. Tim aims to demystify composition for students, through designing workshops, exercises and support materials encouraging creativity and developing technical skills.

Cost per student $25, accompanying teachers free
Advance registration essential


Download Info & Rego form here



Children’s musical: Fee Fie Fo Fum!

Sunday 27 August 4.00pm

Monday 28 August 10.00am

Monday 28 August 11.30am

Macquarie Conservatorium


The well-known story of Jack and the Beanstalk comes alive on stage in the latest action-packed musical from Macquarie Conservatorium’s Youth Music Theatre. Experience colourful characters, catchy songs and hilarious high jinx, as Jack journeys to save his beloved cow Daisy. From dancing market sellers to a mysterious old man who may just hold the magical secret to Jack’s success, audiences will be captivated by this feel-good show suitable for all ages. Can our hero Jack overcome his fear of heights to conquer the Beanstalk, or will the Giant in the clouds have his day? Our young performers aged 7 to 12 years are directed by Camilla Ward with musical direction by Raelene Burn. Ideal for families and school/pre-school groups.

All tickets: $5 children / adults / concessions


Download booking form here

Download group booking form for schools/pre-schools




Jane Rutter & Giuseppe Zangari

Tango! Raga! Habanera!

Concert:  Friday 13 October 7.30pm

Adult $29 / Concession $25 / Family of 4 $58 / School student $7


Stroll the streets of Paris, feel the rhythm of the Spanish dance, be hypnotised by the mystic charm of India and transported to the dance halls of Buenos Aires in this passionate concert for flute and guitar, featuring music by Piazzolla, Ravi Shankar, De Falla, Bizet and more. Acclaimed for her onstage warmth and brilliance, flautist Jane Rutter was recently awarded the Chevalière des Arts et Lettres by the French Government for her impressive international achievements as a performer, recording artist and all-round ambassador for the flute. Guitarist Giuseppe Zangari performs extensively as a soloist and chamber musician at festivals and concerts throughout Australia, and lectures in classical guitar at the Sydney Conservatorium. Together they entrance in a program of French-Hispanic pieces, Flamenco-inspired habaneras, South American tangos and an Indian raga!

Download booking form here

Online bookings at 123 Tix