Musical Odyssey for Elder Hall Finale

Niki Vasilakis

Niki Vasilakis
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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

The University of Adelaide's Evenings at Elder Hall concert series will conclude with its Finale for 2011 on Saturday 22 October, with a performance featuring acclaimed violinist Niki Vasilakis.

The event - presented by the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia and the Elder Conservatorium of Music - is part of the official program for this year's ODYSSEY FESTIVAL, Adelaide's Hellenic Cultural Festival.

Vasilakis will perform the classical Violin Concerto by Sibelius accompanied by the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Keith Crellin. The orchestra will also perform Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony.

The evening will close with hospitality from the Greek community, sharing food, wine and music on the Goodman Lawns in front of Elder Hall.

Niki Vasilakis was born in South Australia and was accepted as a student into the Elder Conservatorium when she was 10 years old. She was South Australia's Young Australian of the Year in 2008 for her achievements in music and commitment to community work.

Vasilakis has achieved international recognition for her talent, performing with major orchestras in Australasia and Europe. Her debut album with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, featuring Mendelssohn and Bruch violin concertos, was nominated for an ARIA award.

She is the co-host of TV show Classical Destinations and also featured in the film '4', based on Vivaldi's Four Seasons. She was a founding member of the TRIOZ ensemble.

WHEN: 6:30pm Saturday 22 October
WHERE: Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide
TICKETS: Adults $25, Concession $20, Student $15

To book or for more information contact Claire Oremland, Elder Hall Concert Manager:
(08) 8303 5925 or visit:


Contact Details

Ms Claire Oremland
Elder Hall Concert Manager
Business: 8313 5925
Mobile: 0410 062 677
Fax: 8313 3665

Ms Robyn Mills
Media and Communications Officer
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 6341
Mobile: +61 410 689 084