About the Festival

The Port Fairy Spring Music Festival was created in 1990 by the late British/ Australian composer Michael Easton ARAM and the pianist Len Vorster and has been staged as an annual regional music festival since then.

We are privileged to have had distinguished musicians as our Artistic Directors, including Marco van Pagee, Len Vorster, Erich Fackert, Stephen McIntyre, Anna Goldsworthy and Iain Grandage. Continuing their legacy are current Artistic Directors, Monica Curro and Stefan Cassomenos.

The festival presents classical and contemporary ensemble music in fresh and collaborative programming. It combines the talents of highly regarded established artists with the very best of Australia’s new and emerging young performers and composers.

The program also features drama, orchestral and choral music, jazz, opera, dance and free open-air performance in a program of 24 performances over three days. Concerts are generally an hour long and designed especially for the festival.

School performances, masterclasses, pre-concert talks, artist ‘talks and conversations’, and art exhibitions all enhance the appreciation and involvement of Festival patrons and the community.