A $20,000 Events Tasmania grant is set to orchestrate an even bigger boost to the state’s thriving arts scene – Tasmania’s first ever chamber music festival will begin on Friday October 27, 2017.

The event will bring some of the world’s finest musicians to the state’s north for a romantic spring weekend of fine food, wine and captivating musical performance.

Set among the exquisite halls, churches and barns of historic Evandale, the boutique weekend festival will include recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey, and the Tinalley String Quartet, regarded by many as the finest of their generation.

For festival director and owner of Handmark Gallery, Allanah Dopson, organising a chamber music festival in Tasmania has been a long-held dream.

“This is something I have always wanted to do in Tasmania,” said Ms Dopson.

“I have experienced fantastic classical music events all over Australia, but there is perhaps no location more fitting than the beautiful, Georgian landscape of Evandale.

“We have assembled not only talented and passionate musicians, but interesting and engaging personalities, which we hope will add to the overall intimacy of the weekend.

“With a healthy supply of our state’s best food and wine, Tasmania’s first chamber music festival is shaping up to be an unforgettable experience.”

Premier Will Hodgman said the festival would add to the state’s thriving arts and cultural scene which attracts thousands of visitors a year.

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