The Festival

Orange Chamber Music Festival is an annual event, set to occur in the vicinity of the Autumn months in Orange NSW.  Established in 2019 the Orange Chamber Music (OCMF) is the new art music event of the Central West.

The stage is set in the city of colourful trees, sunny days and distinct cool climate. As a cultural destination Orange is bursting with modern cultural facilities, nestled within the Cultural precinct in Byng St. Boutique hotels, art galleries, shops, cellar doors, experiences and fresh produce make Orange a welcoming and exciting destination within regional NSW.

The 2021 four day Festival delighted locals and visitors with its fresh yet refined appeal, showcasing the very best of Australian chamber music in a variety of venues across Orange and Millthorpe.

About Us

Founded and curated by local musicians with extensive experience in chamber music performance, business, research and arts management OCMF is quickly becoming the most exciting new regional chamber music festival in NSW. 

The postponement of the inaugural Festival in 2020 gave OCMF the opportunity to define and establish its purpose and vision as the new cultural event of Orange, adding to the developing hospitality and cultural scene of the Central West. 

Orange Chamber Music Festival will present local and domestic artists, established and upcoming ensembles, with a strong emphasis on diversity of programs, inclusion of Australian artists and content, and collaborations between these artists and the local musicians. 

OCMF is a platform for visiting and professional local artists to connect and to engage with the young talents of Orange, to create and to present innovative programs and collaborations. At the forefront of this initiative is to present a wide selection of exciting programs in a variety of settings within the City of Orange and surrounding towns.

The Team

Orange Chamber Music Festival is a not for profit incorporated association, based in Orange NSW. Australian Business Number (ABN) 30 229 678 462

OCMF operates thanks to a dedicated board of management of 7 members of diverse background and experience in business, performance, arts management and administration. 


Tom Ward

Festival Director

Carmen Nieves


David Shaw


Dr. Jonathan Byrnes

Board Members

Jane Arnott

Thomas Nock

Gillian Serisier

Artistic Committee

Carmen Nieves

David Shaw

Jay Byrnes

Why Orange

A picturesque 3.5 hrs drive from Sydney, Canberra and other regional centres, welcomes visitors with a thriving network of award winning wineries, cellar doors and hatted restaurants.