Sydney Morning Masters is our concert series dedicated to connoisseurs — of music, of course, but also of good coffee and great company. Come away from the crowds and into the beautiful setting of the Concourse to enjoy complimentary morning tea followed by an hour of music and lively conversation with some of Sydney’s finest artists.

The Choir of St James was formed in the earliest days of the colony of New South Wales and is one of Australia’s longest serving church choirs. They will give performances of ravishing a capella works from Byrd, Tallis and Vaughan Williams which might just stop time.

Next up the Australian Haydn Ensemble, Sydney’s bravura Classical-era specialists, perform Mozart’s Flute Quartet and Haydn’s ‘London’ Symphony in an intimate display of historically-informed performance.

Jonathan Békés, Principal Cellist of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, has been performing with Sydney pianist Ying Ho for over ten years. They bring their enduring musical friendship to cello sonatas by Beethoven and Shostakovich.

Audience favourite Andrea Lam presents ‘Fantasia’, an exquisite bouquet of piano music by Chopin, Liszt and Beethoven, alongside Gustave Le Gray, an intriguing work described by composer Caroline Shaw as ‘a multilayered portrait of [Chopin’s Mazurka] Op. 17 No. 4 using some of Chopin’s ingredients overlaid and hinged together with my own’.

Finally, winners of the Monash University Grand Prize in 2023’s Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the Affinity Quartet, bring their winning interpretation of Schubert’s glorious ‘Death and the Maiden’ quartet to Sydney.

Make time for brilliant music at Sydney Morning Masters.

Sydney Morning Masters is generously supported by the Wenkart Foundation.