The 21st Huntington Estate Music Festival was held in Mudgee on 24-28 November 2010, and was pronounced one of the best in 21 years by audience members who've been with us since the beginning!
Air conditioning in the Barrel Hall, an outdoor bar, beautiful decorations and plentiful tables in the winery grounds and excellent and abundant food and wine enhanced the outstanding music, and Mudgee put on it's loveliest spring weather.
Thirty-four magnificent musicians performed a massively varied program in the 2010 festival. Accclaimed soprano Amelia Farrugia, fresh from her success in the title role of Opera Australia's Manon was at Huntington for the first time. The 15 talented musicians of the Australian National Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra brought their vibrant youthful energy to works for string orchestra.
Ray Chen, a brilliant young violinist of Taiwanese descent and First Prize Winner of the 2009 Queen Elizabeth International Violin Competition in Belgium was joined by pianist John Chen, winner of the 2004 Sydney International Piano Competition.
The award winning Atos Trio from Germany also made their Huntington debut, while the much loved Goldner Quartet and Ian Munro (as both pianist and composer) returned once more.