Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Phillip Sametz

Phillip Sametz is a writer, editor, presenter, tour leader, tutor, vocalist and arts administrator. In recent years, on ABC Classic, he presented Screen Sounds, Sunday Recital, Classic Breakfast and many live concert broadcasts. His history of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Play On!, was published by ABC Books, and his annotations and articles appear regularly on ABC Classics albums and in the program books of Victorian Opera and the Australian symphony orchestras. He tutors the Words About Music course at the Australian Youth Orchestra’s National Music Camp and is the Director and vocalist of the Sydney-based swing band The Mell-O-Tones.

(Photo by Pia Johnson)

 

Current Tours:

Music by the Springs  |  12–15 February 2021 (4 days)

Adelaide Festival  |  27 Feb – 04 Mar 2021 (6 days)

Weekend of Music in the Adelaide Hillls  |  05–08 March 2021 (4 days)

Sydney Arts Extravaganza  |  21–25 April 2021 (5 days)

Coriole Music Festival  |  21–24 May 2021 (4 days)

The 18th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw  |  October 2021

 

Testimonials:

Phillip was an absolute gem! Always so agreeable, amusing and charming.”
Nick B. | Stemme and Lundgren in Hobart 2019

 

“This was an incredible tour with Phillip having researched and presented a richly informative lecture on Wagner, and Parsifal in particular.
Joan T.  |  Wagner’s Parsifal in Melbourne 2019