“I cherish every moment of playing with this pro-am orchestra. Many moments over 20 years. A friendly group directed by a dedicated conductor, Joannes is a wonderful musician and conductor. I hope many fine musicians will join The Melbourne Sinfonia.” ~ Val – Oct 2017 (Val is a musician and long-term supporter of The Melbourne Sinfonia).

“I thoroughly enjoyed both the Chopin and Beethoven.” ~ George – Sep 2017

“I could never forget your orchestra, balm to my fraught nerves when at the old hospital, your sweet music would travel through the pipes all the way up to the reclused area of the cancer ward.” ~ CB Mako – July 2017 (CB used to hear us rehearsing in the old RCH building)

“The Melbourne Sinfonia and soprano Lee Abrahmsen were magical in Kew last night. And the acoustics and aesthetics in the MLC auditorium were a perfect match.” ~ Hunter – Mar 2017 (source: Instagram)

“It was a wonderful concert. I am waiting for next one in June.” ~ Hanna – Mar 2017 (source: Facebook)

“Stunning performance of Beethoven @MelbSinfonia another Melbourne cultural treasure” ~ Jackie Watts – Sep 2016

“Superb concerts – wish you performed more often :)” ~ Stephanie – April 2016

“Absolutely loved this concert. One of the best I’ve been to. A delightful mix of known and unknown pieces for me.” ~ Paulien – Nov 2015

Concert review by classikON [click here]: “Dedicated musicians supporting the local community” ~ Peter Hagen – Sep 2015

“Melbourne Sinfonia again presented a wonderful performance, and the solo by Zoe Knighton was delightful.” ~ John M – Sep 2015

“Again let me say how much I enjoyed the performance of both orchestra and soloist David Soo. Am looking forward to Sinfonia’s next program.” ~ John M – June 2015

“An evening of beautiful classical music played with passion and care in an intimate, modern auditorium, and all for a great cause.” ~ Earl – June 2015

“We very much enjoy the evenings of music at the end of a week particularly knowing the cause that is supported. The programmes are varied but always hit the mark. The venue is very good and allows all of the audience to enjoy the sounds and vision of the evenings. The balance of music and solo / featured musicians is wide and always fresh.” ~ David – April 2015

“Thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Thank you again for that wonderfully entertaining Sinfonia evening.” ~ John M – March 2015

“What a beautiful evening – thank you.” ~ Rayline – March 2015

“Loved it. I really enjoyed the concert and looking forward to more!” ~ Judit – March 2015

“Wonderful music and orchestra.” ~ Julius – March 2015

“A fine concert, well performed. An interesting mix of familiar and less often heard works!” ~ J.R. – Nov 2014

“It has been a long time since I had the hairs stand up on my arms with goose-bumps… and it was when Krishna was performing the Variations Symphonique – ‘N’ section – BEAUTIFUL!” ~ Wayne – Nov 2013

“Very talented musicians.” ~ Anonymous – Nov 2013

“Beautiful classical concert music [sic], beautiful cause.” ~ RCH Foundation – June 2013 (source: Twitter)

“The Norma overture and arias were well performed and lovely. I can’t wait for their next concert.” ~ Anonymous – March 2013

“Only one hour until @MelbSinfonia rock my world with Stravinsky’s fabulous Firebird! … Great opening! Go percussion go!! That was fantastic! I’m so very proud of you all!” ~ Dannielle – Nov 2012 

“The Mozart was stunning!” ~ Dannielle – Sep 2012