About us

Who are we?

The Melbourne Musicians, founded by Frank Pam in 1975, comprises leading freelance players, including string teachers at Melbourne’s foremost private schools, and advanced students from institutions such as the Australian National Academy of Music.

The repertoire is very large, ranging from the 17th century to the present, including works by some Australians and some premieres. There is an emphasis on the best 18th century composers and the orchestra has earned a reputation for excellent performances of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Haydn and Mozart.

Soloists have included outstanding local performers, many of whom have gone on to international careers, and eminent overseas performers such as noted pianist/composer John McCabe, Director of the London College of Music, and distinguished English pianist and Beethoven authority Professor Kendall Taylor.

The Melbourne Musicians have performed with several choirs and for the Barossa Festival, Victorian Arts Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne International Festival of Organ & Harpsichord, Musical Society of Victoria, Musica Viva Australia and Robert Stolz Society.