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Welcome to our Festival!

The Oberon Chamber Music Festival has sprung from the recent revival of the historic Malachi Gilmore Hall and the presence of some outstanding, nationally recognised classical musicians in the Oberon area; and draws its inspiration from the successful Kowmung Music Festival which was held in and around Oberon in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Our Festival Artistic Director,
Emma Jardine

Meet our artistic director, Emma Jardine. Emma has performed as recitalist and chamber musician across Europe, UK, Scandinavia, Asia, and Australia. Born in Australia, Emma played for several years with the Orchestra de la Suisse Romance, and as soloist with the Camerata Menuhin (Switzerland). She has been engaged as Guest Principal and Guest Associate Principal Second Violin of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Melbourne and West Australian Symphony Orchestras.

Emma's solo performances have been broadcast on ABC FM, 3MBS and 2MBS FM radio stations as well as on Australian television. From 2004-2005, Emma was an Academy Musician at the Australian National Academy of Music and was selected as one of the "Best Concertos of 2004".


Emma also holds a Bachelor of Music Performance from the Victorian College of the Arts. She completed her Master's degree in 2011 at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve, Switzerland, in the class of Mihaela Martin. Previous teachers include Pierre Amoyal, Gyulla Stuller, Nelli Schkolnikova, Igor Ozim, Miwako Abe and Alice Waten. Emma has been winner of numerous competitions and scholarships, including awards from the Australia Council, Ian Potter Foundation, Victorian College of the Arts, IMS Prussia Cove, Siena Accademia Musicale Chigiana and Salzburg Mozarteum.


Our Festival Venue,
The Malachi

Our mission is to bring world-class chamber music to the gorgeous town of Oberon. We strive to give our audiences an unforgettable experience of the close-up experience of chamber music at its finest.

The concerts will be held at The Malachi Gilmore Hall in the centre of Oberon. Built in 1937, this State Heritage listed Art Deco 'Dance Hall and Picture Show' was at the centre of Oberon life for 40 years before it fell dormant for a decade and then became a wool store and craft shop. Since 2018 the Hall has undergone a revival, being reinstated as a mixed Arts performance space.

The Malachi welcomes the Oberon Chamber Music Festivalgoers!


Malachi Gilmore Hall

124 Oberon Street OBERON NSW 2787

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