Mildura makes link with prestigious Melbourne Recital Centre

Published on 04 March 2015


In a coup for music lovers, Mildura Arts Centre has announced an exciting partnership with the prestigious Melbourne Recital Centre.

The partnership will see three musical performances at Mildura Arts Centre and Melbourne Recital Centre, giving local audiences the chance to experience the world’s best musicians here in Mildura.

Arts and Culture portfolio Councillor Jill Joslyn said this is a fantastic opportunity to not only bring a new level of musical culture to Mildura, but to also further cement Mildura as a major regional arts centre. 

“People from all around Australia are starting to see Mildura as a leader in regional performing arts,” Cr Joslyn said.  “Partnerships with internationally renowned musical centres such as Melbourne Recital Centre, allow MAC to bring extraordinary performances to local audiences.”

Melbourne Recital Centre boasts two of the world’s best acoustic spaces and was opened in 2009.  Situated in the iconic Southbank arts precinct in Melbourne, the Centre is a popular venue for international musical artists and is also well known for showcasing Australian classical musicians.

The first performance from the partnership will see Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen visit Mildura on Friday 22 May.  Jumppanen has travelled the world entertaining audiences with his musical talent and spent a season in residence at Harvard University.  He has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Helsinki Philharmonic, Stuttgart Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

“Paavali Jumppanen is a concert-hall superstar and to have him visit and perform here in Mildura would have been impossible without this partnership,” Cr Joslyn said.  “The significance of what this will mean for music lovers of our region cannot be understated and it will be fantastic to hear Paavali perform on the beautiful Steinway piano we have at Mildura Arts Centre.

“The investment in the Arts Centre, the Steinway piano and the wonderful facilities we have for performers, are all part of the reason we are able to attract such great artists to Mildura.”

Tickets for the first of the Melbourne Recital Centre partnership performances, Heart on Sleeve – Paavali Jumppanen, are on sale now and available from the Mildura Arts Centre booking office at

Want a taste of what the Melbourne Recital Centre partnership will bring to Mildura?  Check out this amazing performance by Paavali Jumppanen at 


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