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Montsalvat Arts Festival 2021

November 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


In celebration of our active artist community, Montsalvat opens our gates to an exciting day of open studios, workshops and a compelling line-up of music and performances. Experience four performances within Montsalvat’s magical heritage grounds, most notably with the backdrop of the impressive Great Hall.

Montsalvat Arts Festival 2021 brings together unique musical artists from across Melbourne, showcasing their diverse talents, ranging from percussive rhythms, chamber music, songwriting, spoken word, folk-pop and contemporary sound.

Arrive in the morning to see the delightful Callisto Strings perform as you enter through the Barn Gallery. Unwind and relax into the afternoon and have a dance to our outdoor music line-up featuring The Experience, STAV. and Stefanía at the Great Hall Music Stage. More details about our music line-up below.

Callisto Strings: An ensemble dedicated to performing chamber music in and around their hometown of Melbourne. Callisto Strings comprise of graduates from Victorian College of the Arts and the University of Melbourne. Callisto Strings feel at home performing a Baroque minuet, to a swinging Bossa Nova or an 80’s power ballad. 

Stefanía Serna: A Melbourne-based singer/songwriter. Drawing on the traditional Bolero style of her hometown Cali in Colombia, she uses urban production to create a fresh, contemporary sound. Stefania has had success in her 16-year career as a singer with other artists, and has recently made the transition to writing and recording her own music.

Stav Shaul: A mesmerising Israeli-Australian folk-pop artist, who blurs the lines between singing and spoken word in a mostly Australian accent and unschooled Hebrew. Introspective and playful, her persuasive melodies explore migration, her identity across generations and womanhood. In 2018, STAV. was awarded the Folk Alliance Australian ‘Young Artist of the Year’.

The Experience: A unique sound which brings together 5 future legendary musicians heading into the prime of their careers. The Experience’s live shows encourage audiences to dance to the percussive rhythms while shaking off the memories of a challenging year. Their melodies create a thought-provoking encounter as you sway through the soundtrack of your unique experience.

Explore our event website for ticketing information and further details of our program. Montsalvat will present a COVID-safe program appropriate for the current environment at the time of the festival.

Montsalvat acknowledges the Wurundjeri people, the traditional owners of the land upon which Montsalvat stands. 


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