Talk of the Town series returns in 2018

Our popular Talk of the Town series is back in 2018, with three intimate chats in the serene setting of Gorman Arts Centre, as well as a special masterclass at the ANU School of Music! Ask that burning musical question. Hear the story that drives exceptional artists to pursue a path less travelled. Listen to world-class musicians as they demonstrate their craft.

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FRIDAY 27 April, 2:00pm | Main Hall, Gorman Arts Centre
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Meet two major protagonists of the violin: New York based Tim Fain of Philip Glass fame and Cecilia Bernardini, Dutch-Italian specialist of baroque and classical violin. A discussion on versatility, virtual reality and the rewards and challenges of classical music in the digital age.

MONDAY 30 April, 4:00pm |
Larry Sitsky Room, ANU School of Music
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Be a fly on the wall at this Roger Woodward masterclass and gain a rare insight into the working methods of a master pianist. With young pianists Rachael Shipard and Aaron Chew.

String Quartet
TUESDAY 1 May, 2:00pm | Main Hall, Gorman Arts Centre
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Two home grown Australian quartets: Orava Quartet reflecting on their first ten years share stories with the freshly-minted Pietra Quartet.

Dutch Treat
THURSDAY 3 May, 2:00pm | Main Hall, Gorman Arts Centre
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Four international festival artists call Amsterdam home: celebrated fortepiano specialist Keiko Shichijo, flautist and composer Ned McGowan along with Adrian Brown and Susanna Borsch from Dapper’s Delight. All four have carved out a unique creative pathway in a very competitive environment.

Tickets for all three events just $10.00. Light refreshments and a short performance included in the ticket price for the three Gorman House events. For more information, contact or visit us online at