New Monash Orchestra

The New Monash Orchestra draws its members from students of the Bachelor of Music and talented students from other faculties of Monash University, as well as professional musicians and students from other institutions.

The orchestra has performed with many well-knwn conductors, including Geza Szilvay (Finland), Robert Rosen (Australia), Volkmar Fritsche (Germany), Oleg Zverev (Russia), and Professor Carl Pini (Australia). Distinguished guest soloists have included Yuri Rozum (Russia), Graham Ashton (England) and Anastasia Chebotareva (Russia).

The New Monash Orchestra also has to its credit several first performances of both Australian and traditional works. CD recordings include a live recording of Berlioz's ‘Te Deum’ and a rare recording of Bruch's Double Piano Concerto (also released on Move Records).

New Monash Orchestra appears on

Sebastian's Greatest Adventure


The ABC TV series Sebastian the Fox with George Dreyfus original score. This release contains a DVD with four episodes of the 1963 TV series Sebastian the Fox with a brand-new orchestral soundtrack of George Dreyfus’ score.

Tchaikovsky Concerto / Shostakovich Song of the Forest


The New Monash Orchestra, under the direction of Andre de Quadros, joins pianist Yuri Rozum, the Monash Women's Choir and VIVE VOCE in an exciting all-Russian program featuring Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto and the rarely heard Song of the Forests by Shostakovich - his first major work for choir and orchestra.

New Monash Orchestra


Conducted by André de Quadros, the New Monash Orchestra presents an exciting programme of Shostakovich, Mahler and Beethoven recorded live at the Robert Blackwood Hall.

Worlds Apart

Performer: Orchestra

'Worlds Apart' features works for piano duet, two and three pianos from both ends of the globe. Includes the first Australian recording of the Bruch 'Concerto for two pianos and orchestra'.