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Upcoming Concerts

14 April 2024
Piano Quartet @ Langley Estate (Bendigo)

Yi-Shing Cheng (piano), Sophia Kirsanova (violin), Lucas Levin (viola) and Joshua Dema (cello) are internationally-trained musicians whose extensive list of performances and prizes span Europe, America and Australia. Now based in Melbourne, they are coming together for the first time as a piano quartet presenting compelling programs of outstanding but lesser-known works alongside the famous masterworks of the repertoire.

MOZART Piano Quartet in G minor

MEL BONIS Piano Quartet in Bb


Tickets Here


10 June 2024

Melbourne Cello Octet @ Woodend

Details Coming Soon

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11 Aug 2024

Ensemble Liber @ Glen Eira Gallery - Details Coming Soon

7 Sept 2024

Ensemble Liber and Y&Y Piano Duo @ MLC Flockhart Hall - Details coming soon

25 Oct 2024

DAY AND NIGHT: A Musical Exploration by Chai Jie Low, Rollin Zhou and Josh Dema @ Tempo Rubato

Details Coming Soon

Tickets here

Past Concerts

27 March 2024

Schubert's String Quintet @ 45 Downstairs


Violinists Sophia Kirsanova and Emily Beauchamp, Violist William  Clarke and Cellists Joshua Dema and Belinda Liew join forces for this momentous chamber work. The five performers come with a wealth of experience which they have shared across the stages of Australia, Europe and Asia.


SCHUBERT String Quintet in C major (D.956)

Tickets Here


23 Feb 2024
Ensemble Liber + Guests play Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky & Dohnanyi

Collaboration concert between Melbourne's Ensemble Liber and 'The Eum' Ensemble from Ulsan, South Korea.

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MENDELSSOHN Andante and Allegro Brillante Op.92

TCHAIKOVSKY String Sextet "Souvenir de Florence"

DOHNANYI Piano Quintet No. 1


Tickets Here

23, 26, 28 Jan 2024

Performance with Alchemy Consort @ National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)


Alchemy Consort’s performances are set within the immersive space of NGV Triennial, artist Franziska Furter’s work Liquid skies/Gyrwynt, which explores the recurring theme of weather as a powerful force that shapes the world around us.


Northern Lights by Ola Gjeilo

Earth Song by Frank Ticheli

The Sun Never Says by Dan Forest

Learn More Here


11 Jan 2024
Melbourne Cello Octet @ Phillip Island

Eight of Australia’s premiere cellists will come together for one unique performance at Berninneit. From the music of Bach to Sting’s Roxanne, Bizet’s Carmen and Queen – this concert has it all!

Including a brand-new arrangement of the Beethoven Coriolan Overture, by Australian composer Lee Bradshaw. Enjoy a relaxing, boutique cello performance of classical and contemporary compositions in their acoustically brilliant new cultural centre.

Presented by Ocean Sounds and Castiglione Arts and Culture


Tickets Here [SOLD OUT]

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27 Oct 2023

Melbourne's 12 Cello Ensemble

Featuring jazz standards, Brazilian pop, works by Bach, Sting, Bizet, Strauss, Rolling Stones, and many more

Joshua Dema, Belinda Liew, Josephine Vains, Rohan DeKorte, Kalina Krusteva, Elina Faskhi, Gemma Kneale, Zoe Knighton, Rosy Hunt, Ally Partridge, Edith Salzmann and Yelian He


Book Tickets Here

16 Oct 2023
JUO @ Hamer Hall
Arts Centre Melbourne
with Mia Sorella Trio

Tickets here

Join Italian-Australian spinto soprano Michelle Francis Cook, Australian songbird, Helen Ling and esteemed Mezzo-soprano Dannielle O’Keefe as they take you through some of the best-loved songs and arias.


8 Oct 2023
2pm and 3pm 


Ensemble Liber @Glen Eira City Council Gallery


Mozart String Duo No 1 in G Major K423

Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia 

Dohnányi Serenade for String Trio Op.10


19 Aug 2023
Ensemble Liber @ Langley Estate
Tickets here

21 Aug 2023
Ensemble Liber @ Tempo Rubato
Tickets Here

Ryeong-eun Jang (violin), Haram Kim (viola), Yuna Kang (piano), Josh Dema, (cello)  Kye Yim Loh (violin)

J. S. BACH Chaconne in d minor, BWV1004 arr. Busoni 
A. PIAZZOLLA The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
E. von DOHNANYI Piano Quintet No. 1

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24 June 2022

Melbourne Cello Octet

With cellists Belinda Liew, Josh Dema, Josie Vains, Rebecca Proietto, Yelian He, Rohan de Korte, Rosy Hunt, Edith Salzmann

Juusela Fado 
Pärt Fratres 
Piazzolla La Muerte del Ángel 
Ravel Bolero
Fauré Pavane
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No.1

Listen to recordings here

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2 March 2021
JUO Performance on 3MBS 103.5FM

Beethoven Cello Sonata no.1

Vaugn-Wililams 6 Studies in English Folk Song

Kapustin 'Elegy' for Cello and Piano


Watch a recording of the performance and interview here: YouTube


16 April 2021

"Synthony" - A Generation of Dance Music


The biggest dance tracks from the past 30 years, performed by an Orchestra, DJs, singers and live performers.

Learn More Here


Concert cancelled due to COVID-19 

"Five Friends in Concert"

Cassado Requibros

Glazunov Melodie Arabe

Brahms Piano Trio No.2 in C Major

Piazzolla "Four Seasons" for Piano Trio

JUO will join forces with Christopher Wong, Sam Colcheedas and Willard Zhong to perform a collection of works

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February 8, 2020
JUO performs for "Arts at Twilight"

Popper Hungarian Rhapsody

Debussy Nocturne et Scherzo

JUO is delighted to be a part of this two day arts festival held at The Briars, Mount Martha. Profits will be donated to the Bushfire Disaster Appeal. 

Tickets Available Here


January 25, 2020

Emdojore String Quartet 

Performance at Mount Buller Chamber Music Festival

Beethoven String Quartet Op.18 No.4 

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November 16, 2019
Emdojore String Quartet Debut Concert

Haydn String Quartet Op.76 No.3 "Emperor"

Mendelssohn String Quartet No.2 in A minor

Stephen Koncz "A New Satiesfaction"

Various Norwegian Folk Works

View Event Page Here


September 2019

JUO @ Sunday Lounge Sessions

Rachmaninov Cello Sonata

Kapustin Nearly Waltz

Kapustin Elegy

Free Performance

View Event Page Here


July 20, 2019
JUO: Russian Winter


Rachmaninov Cello Sonata

Kapustin Nearly Waltz

Kapustin Elegy

JUO is back with a recital of Russian Repertoire sure to warm up our winter. 


March 17, 2019

J.S.Bach Six Cello Suites

Six Melbourne cellists will present J.S.Bach's cello suites.

Featuring: Luke Severn, Belinda Liew, Joshua Dema, Gemma Kneale, Caleb Wong, Rebecca Proietto

Information and tickets

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January 12 2pm, 2019
JUO @ Italian Institute of Culture


Brahms Cello Sonata in e minor

Mendelssohn Piano Trio Op.49

Joyce Chahine and Joshua Dema (JUO) will be joined by violinist Marrianne Liu for a recital of chamber music. (tickets)


December 24, 2018
Christmas Eve at Toorak Uniting Church


Bach Cello Suite No.3

Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio

Performance will take place on Christmas eve at Toorak Uniting Church, Toorak.

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November 16, 2018 (7pm)

Madeline Hale AENEAS, the Musical: A Staged Reading of Act 1

Melbourne Recital Center, Salon


Based on Virgil’s ancient Roman epic, The Aeneid, AENEAS takes a fresh look at this Greek tragedy, adopting its universal and enduring themes for a modern audience. (Watch recording)

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October 13, 2018
Classical & Cosy


Gliere Cello Duets 4,5,8

Villa-Lobos Assobio a Jato

Emily Mckelvie Nun Singing in Siracusa

Hosted by flautist Elissa Robustelli, Joshua will perform various chamber music for mixed instrumentation

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September, 2018

Winter Concert
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elizabeth Murdoch Hall


Dvorak Serenade for Strings

Joshua will perform with string students at Mac.Robertson Girls High School in their Winter Concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre.


March, 2018
JUO @ Hammond Gallery


Popper Hungarian Rhapsody

Bartok Romanian Folk Dances

Schumann Adagio and Allegro

Grieg Cello Sonata

Joyce Chahine and Joshua Dema (JUO) will perform their debut recital at the Victorian Artist Society's Hammond Gallery

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December 24, 2017

Toorak Uniting Church Christmas Eve Service

Bach Cello Suite No.1

Joshua will perform Bach Cello Suite No.1

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April 8, 2017
Masters Recital, DePaul University


Davidoff at the Fountain (watch here)

Brahms Cello Sonata in F Major

Schumann Adagio and Allegro

Stephen Leek Music for one Musician

Kevin Puts Aria for Solo Violin

Joshua will perform a range of composers for his final recital at the DePaul School of Music Concert Hall

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August 20, 2016
Melbourne Recital 

Ginastera Pampeana (watch here)

Beethoven Cello Sonata No.4

Mendelssohn Cello Sonata No.2 (watch here)

Anisimova Caravan

Joined by Pianist Rhodri Clarke and Cellist Zoe Knighton, Joshua will perform a variety of works



MIMIR Chamber Music Festival

Grieg String Quartet

Mendelssohn String Quartet No.6

Quartet Non Troppo will perform at the MIMIR Chamber Music Festival in Fort worth, Texas

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Pacific Association of Music Schools (PAMS)

Mendelssohn String Quartet No.6

Shostakovich Chamber Symphony

Quartet non troppo are invited to perform works at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing

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Students of Zoe Knighton perform Bach Cello Suites at Montrose Town Center


Featuring: Joshua Dema, Tom Veitch, Sara Kalla

Bach Cello Suite No.4 in Eb Major (Josh)

Bach Cello Suite No.5 in C Minor (Sara)

Bach Cello Suite No.6 in D Major (Tom)


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