The Gewandhaus Orchestra

ACO Up Close: Musicians of the Gewandhaus

Eight musicians from the renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra give an exclusive Sydney performance as part of an Australia tour.


The earliest roots of Leipzig’s Gewandhaus Orchestra can be traced back as far as 1479, making it one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished orchestras.

This concert is an opportunity to hear eight of its members in the intimate chamber music setting of ACO Pier 2/3, performing an enthralling program of music by Franz Schubert.

The Moments Musicaux – beloved miniatures for solo piano – are heard in arrangements by Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen, writing for the rich instrumental line-up of Schubert’s Octet.


About ACO Up Close

ACO Up Close is your opportunity to experience astonishing musicians in an intimate setting.

Across a series of nine concerts, leading soloists from around the world and musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra present fresh and innovative music in a relaxed setting.

Each performance is presented by a host, enabling us to get to know the musicians in their own words and revealing more about the music.

ACO Up Close takes place in The Neilson, the state-of-the art 270-seat concert hall at the newly opened ACO Pier 2/3 in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct. Acclaimed for its extraordinary acoustic, The Neilson provides an intimate context for these concerts.


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Franz Schubert (arr. Hans Abrahamsen) Six Moments Musicaux, D. 780
Franz Schubert Octet in F Major, D. 803



Musicians of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig
Yun-Jin Cho Violin (Gewandhaus Associate Concertmaster)
Karl Heinrich Niebuhr Violin (Gewandhaus Principal Second Violin)
Tahlia Petrosian Viola
Axel von Huene Cello
Burak Marlali Double Bass (Gewandhaus Principal Double Bass)
Edgar Heßke Clarinet (Gewandhaus Principal E flat Clarinet)
Axel Benoit Bassoon (Gewandhaus First Principal Bassoon)
Simen Fegran Horn