Media Centre

Media Centre

All media enquiries should be directed to Alicia Kokocinski on 0403 172 024.

Media Releases

23 May 2017 – Our man Thornton McCamish takes out NSW Literary Prize

One of the Woodend Winter Arts Festival’s most prized guest for the 2017 Words & Ideas program has himself been awarded a prestigious literary prize.


19 May 2017 – Food, music, wine and transport in this year’s Festival Finale!

An inspired tour of classical Europe created by Hal Riches & Kathryn Russack from Colenso, and prepared by senior students  of Braemar College, will be interspersed with the Rococo charm of string quartets by the 18th-century Italian master Luigi Boccherini.


17 May 2017 – Australian Guitar Trio present ‘Renegade Journey’

Sparkling effervescent textures and blending of contemporary influences with classical foundations create the unique sonic identity of the Australian Guitar Trio.


16 May 2017 – Young Australian piano virtuoso Tony Lee to perform in Woodend

Tony Lee, last year’s winner of the Australian National Piano Awards will perform a recital of works including Beethoven, Prokofiev and Adams.


15 May 2017 – Exclusive from Brazil, Quinta Essentia quartet

The unusual formation of four musicians but only one instrument promotes Brazilian culture and chamber music throughout the world.


14 May 2017 – Exclusive from Vienna, Trio Alba presents ‘Bohemia near the sea’

The Austrian Piano Trio Alba presents masterpieces of the literature from Austria and Bohemia.


13 May 2017 – Australian String Quartet perform in Woodend

The Woodend Winter Arts Festival is delighted to welcome back the Australian String Quartet, performing Haydn and Schubert in two concerts on the final day of the festival.


9 May 2017 – Two utterly unique, totally Woodend experiences

Two featured events at this year’s Woodend Winter Arts Festival will bookend the Queen’s Birthday long weekend with fabulously unique creative experiences to those quick enough to secure tickets.


8 May 2017 – Talking politics the old-school way in Woodend

Policy wonks and political nerds rejoice! You won’t even need to miss the Insiders on ABC TV on Sunday morning to make the discussion about Paul Keating’s leadership with unique insights to his personal files – one of three politically-focussed discussion based event over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in Woodend.


8 May 2017 – Celebrate the cold weather with the 13th annual Woodend Winter Arts Festival 2017

Woodend once again comes alive during the Queen’s Birthday weekend from 9 to 12 June with the highly-acclaimed Woodend Winter Arts Festival.


6 May 2017 – Il Dialovo (The Italian Devil) Concert & CD Launch

As part of the 13th Woodend Winter Arts Festival, Accademia Arcadia have announced they will launch their new CD – Il Diabolo with a concert on 9th June.


2 May 2017 – The jewels of Australian classical music talent in Woodend for Queen’s Birthday weekend

When one of Australia’s finest young pianists, Tony Lee, arrives in Woodend to perform a repertoire of Beethoven, Prokofiev and American composer John Adams, he will one in a line up of Australia’s best at this year’s Woodend Winter Arts Festival.


24 April 2017 – For the writers, the readers and the political enthusiasts

If you’ve got a memoir (or a garden) struggling to find structure, or a way to expand your child’s world view through a love a reading, or perhaps you’re just looking for a satisfying conversation to thrash out just why there is so much perplexing political apathy right now.


9 April 2017 – Stunning talent from Brazil, Italy, Austria… and Australia coming to Woodend

The program for the 13th annual Woodend Winter Arts Festival has launched and tickets are now on sale for the Festival, which occurs in venues throughout Woodend over the Queen’s Birthday Long weekend, 9 – 12 June.