Melbourne Recital Centre

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    Melbourne Recital Centre
    31 Sturt Street
    Southbank, Melbourne, VIC 3006
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The Melbourne Recital Centre has won the National Award for Public Buildings at the 2009 Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Awards for Innovation and Excellence.The development was a clear standout amongst category finalists at the gala event held at Sydney’s Convention and Exhibition Centre.Property Council of Australia National President Daniel Grollo said "the Melbourne Recital Centre is an internationally acclaimed performance venue, recognised for its architecture and state of the art acoustics".Mailing Address31 Sturt StreetSOUTHBANK VIC 3006AustraliaMRC Box Office: (03) 9699 3333

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Anna Im and Stephen De Pledge

28th July

The Michael Hill International Violin Competition is one of the world’s most coveted international violin prizes, and has produced many notable laureates....


Arcadia Winds

12th May

Musica Viva’s inaugural FutureMakers (2016/17), Arcadia Winds are making a great career for themselves. Since their ‘graduation’ from this innovative...


An Evening with Cowboy Junkies

6th May

Canadian alt-country pioneers Cowboy Junkies will return to Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 20 years next year May. Anyone who has...


Amadou and Mariam – Bluesfest Sideshiow

14th April

Having influenced the likes of Four Tet and Jamie xx, get your dancing shoes ready for some bangin’ Afro-pop beats from Amadou and Mariam next year April....


MSO Classic Kids - Peer Gynt

6th April

Dance your way through an interactive musical adventure - a friendly, fun-filled amble through Grieg’s Peer Gynt suite. The orchestra, presenter Thea...


Ears Wide Open - Schumann

2nd March

In Ears Wide Open, you are taken on a unique musical journey by host and MSO cellist Nicholas Bochner. Nicholas together with the musicians of the MSO...


Garrick Ohlsson

25th February

A man, a piano, and you. Garrick Ohlsson is a revered American pianist, a master of the intimate art of the solo recital. His commanding presence – very...


3MBS 2020 Beethoven Marathon

23rd February

3MBS Fine Music Melbourne celebrates one of the worlds most recognised and influential classicla music composers, Ludwig van Beethovens 250th birthday at...


Rubiks Collective: Sculptress

5th December

Sculptress is a celebration of artists who are reshaping contemporary music by re-examining our past. New approaches to sound, notation and genre play...


Peter Bence Australian Tour 2019

2nd December

Internationally-acclaimed artist and the world’s ‘Fastest Piano Player’ Peter Bence will return this year to thrill Australian audiences with his...


Skride Piano Quartet

16th November

A new classical supergroup of four leading European soloists, the Skride Piano Quartet is sweeping through the northern hemisphere like a breath of fresh...



12th October

Early music has rarely sounded as chic or brilliant. The four musicians of French ensemble Nevermind – combining flute, violin, viola da gamba and...


Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with Dale Barltrop and Ray Chen

26th September

Ray Chen is Australia’s golden boy of the violin, winning hearts around the world with his incredible skill and charming stage presence. Chen joins the...


Australian String Quartet presents Ives Westlake Debussy

20th September

Ives, String Quartet no 1 From the Salvation Army Nigel Westlake, String Quartet no 3* (World Premiere) Debussy, String Quartet op 10 The music of Charles...


Emerson String Quartet

14th September

Perhaps the most celebrated string quartet ever to emerge from the USA, the Emerson String Quartet is making its first Australian tour in over 19 years....


Festival of Jewish Arts and Music (FOJAM)

8th September

Melbournes one-day international contemporary Jewish music and arts festival.Walk on the Wild Side - Sunday 8 September, Melbourne Recital CentreThe...


Festival of Jewish Arts and Music 2019

8th September

Melbourne's one-day international contemporary Jewish music and arts festival. A place of inclusion and acceptance, Festival of Jewish Arts and Music...


Piano Battle Live in Melbourne

25th August

Who is the better pianist? That’s a challenge for you to tackle, with your ears, eyes and heart. The debut version of the Piano Battle is a concert show...


Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival

5th August

The international stars of tomorrow and maestros of today come together at the Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival Gala Concert. This year,...


Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival Gala Concert

5th August

Musical prodigies and celebrated maestros come together at the Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival Gala Concert. The Melbourne...


Garden Quartet - Album Launch - Melbourne

10th July

Melbourne Recital Centre and The Music of Gelareh Pour present: GARDEN QUARTET Debut National Album LaunchFeaturing: Gelareh Pour: Persian Kamancheh...


Garden Quartet Album Launch 2019

10th July

Melbourne Recital Centre and The Music of Gelareh Pour present: Garden Quartet debut National album launch. Featuring: Gelareh Pour: Persian Kamancheh...