Musica Viva Australia at The Edge is Melbourne’s secret music treat, an always surprising, always lively series of three morning concerts, and a perfect prelude to lunch at Melbourne’s vibrant Fed Square.

Guitarist Ken Murray treads a multi-faceted path as a performer, composer, educator and researcher, specialising in Spanish music from the early 20th-century and South American music styles. He has many treasures to share ranging from the Spanish Baroque to Paraguay’s irresistible Zamba to striking new work from First Nations composer Christopher Sainsbury.

Next up, we welcome back Trio Bohémo, the charismatic ensemble from the Czech Republic that captured the audience’s heart at the 2023 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. And what better work to include than Dvořák’s ‘Dumky’ Trio, written as a love letter to his Czech homeland on the eve of his big American adventure?

The Penny Quartet is no stranger to The Edge, but this time they’ve brought a friend. Jess Hitchcock is an Indigenous singer-songwriter who has stirred up the Australian music scene as a genre-defying force. Experience her gorgeous mezzo voice and uncanny knack for storytelling as she performs her own songs, arranged for voice, guitar and string quartet.

2024 Concerts