Queensland Chamber Orchestra Receives Greater Funding

Queensland Chamber Orchestra Receives Greater Funding

Queensland Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch

New Funding Hits The Right Chords With Queensland Chamber Orchestra

Victor P Taffa

Camerata, Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, will be able to further build its national profile and realise greater artistic and growth ambitions thanks to a $300,000 funding boost from the Palaszczuk Government.

Investment, to be delivered over 3 years, will allow Camerata to expand its offerings by partnering with Opera Queensland and Queensland Ballet to provide live music accompaniment for performances.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said Queensland’s evolving performing arts landscape presented new avenues of collaboration for Camerata, and this funding would ensure the orchestra could maximise those opportunities.


“Camerata is an internationally respected ensemble that has enjoyed steady growth in recent years, with its performance activities increasing by 150 % from 2013 to 2017, seeing the orchestra reach more than 36,000 patrons statewide last year.” Minister Enoch said.

“This $300,000 in additional funding will extend Camerata’s reach and fuel its creativity and is a further response to National Opera Review recommendations that have already seen the Palaszczuk Government allocate $2.16 Million to Opera Queensland to ensure a third mainstage performance can be delivered in Brisbane annually from 2019.”

“Camerata is known for its innovative collaborations having performed with artists including Neil Finn, Kate Miller-Heidke and Tenzin Choegyal and is in prime position to take centre stage with other leading Queensland performing arts companies.” Minister Enoch said.

“It’s exciting to announce that more Queenslanders will now have the chance to experience Camerata, while more performances mean more work for talented musicians, dancers and artists from right around our state.”

Camerata Executive Director Adam Tucker said the strategic initiative will increase capacity for the organisation.

“This investment supports Camerata to build strong foundations and meet growing industry demand for our artists and services.” Mr. Tucker said.

“We look forward to working with both the opera and ballet companies to provide rich artistic experiences for Queensland audiences.”