Bellingen Fine Music Festival September

Joe Chindamo and Zoë Black

Joe Chindamo and Zoë Black

What a treat to have Joe Chindamo and Zoë Black join us for this year’s Bellingen Fine Music Festival at 11am on Sunday September 24th. 

Individually, Joe and Zoë have forged stellar international careers and are amongst the most respected musicians in Australia. As a duo, they have established themselves as one of the most innovative voices in contemporary chamber music, “tempestuous, passionate, romantic and full of surprises,” composer Chris Dench said.

Their commitment to re-inventing classical masterpieces while drawing on other musical traditions such as bluegrass and jazz displays a daring disregard for boundaries, as festival goers will discover.

Joe is a musical boundary rider in the tradition of Bernstein and Previn and with twenty three CDs in his wake, countless world tours and a plethora of awards, he can comfortably take his place amongst the best jazz pianists in the world.

Zoë is known for her beautiful sound and natural virtuosity. She is currently a part-time violinist with the ACO. Multi-instrumentalist James Morrison says of Chindamo and Black: “When two great artists collaborate, you expect a magnificent result. What you don’t expect, what you can’t even imagine, is the transcendent experience that awaits you when under the spell of Zoe Black and Joe Chindamo”.

Performing in the same concert are Duo Histoire. A unique combination of classical guitar and saxophone Duo Histoire features award-winning musicians Brazilian classical guitarist Murilo Tanouye and saxophonist Nick Russoniello.  One of Sydney’s finest emerging classical duos, they deliver fresh performances in a variety of musical styles and were hugely popular with previous Festival audiences. They will bring you tangos by Granados and Piazolla, and a touch of Greek drama with film-music by Antonio Carlos Jobim from the 1959 movie Black Orpheus.

Find out more about this year’s fantastic concert and fringe program and where to get your tickets at