in public performance

Concertos or works with Soloists

Abbott - Percussion Concerto (World Premier)
Accolay – Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Min
Albinoni - Adagio for Violin, Strings & Organ
Arban - Fantasia & Variations on Carnival of Venice for Trumpet
Arnold - Concerto for 2 Pianos 0p.104
Arnold – Serenade for the Guitar & String Orchestra
Arutyanyan - Trumpet Concerto
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.3
Bach - Cantata BWV 82: 'Ich Habe Genug'
Bach - Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor BWV 1043
Bach - Concerto for Violin & Oboe
Barber – Violin Concerto
Beethoven - Choral Fantasy
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.1 0p.15
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.2 0p.19
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.3 0p.37
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’
Beethoven - Romance in F for Violin and Orchestra Op.50
Beethoven - Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano
Beethoven – Violin Concerto

Berlini - Oboe Concerto
Binge - Concerto for Alto Saxophone
Bizet – Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet
Bizet - Habanera, Seguidilla, Le Fleur & C'est toi from 'Carmen'
Bottessini - Concerto No. 2 for Double Bass
Brahms - Concerto for Violin & Cello
Brahms - Piano Concerto No.1 0p.15
Brahms - Violin Concerto
Bruch - Kol Nidrei Op.47
Bruch – Scottish Fantasy
Bruch - Violin Concerto in G minor No.1 Op.26
Canteloube - Songs of the Auvergne
Chausson - Poeme for Violin Solo 0p.25
Chindamo - Piano Accordion Concerto (World Premier)
Chopin - Piano Concerto No.1 Op.11 B53
Chopin - Piano Concerto No.2 Op.21 B43
Copland - Concerto for Clarinet
Corelli - Concerto Grosso No.4 0p.6
Corelli - Concerto Grosso No.8 Op.6
Debussy - Premier Rhapsody for Clarinet
Dohnanyi - Variations on a Nursery Song for Piano and Orchestra
Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor 0p.104
Dvorak - Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F minor Op.11
Easton, Michael - Piano Concerto on Australian Themes
Elgar - Cello Concerto Op.85
Elgar - Sea Pictures for Contralto & Orchestra
Falla - Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Franck - Symphonic Variations for Piano & Orchestra
Gershwin - Piano Concerto in F
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue (Grofé)
Gershwin arr. Dokshizer - Rhapsody in Blue for Solo Trumpet & Orchestra
Gliere - Harp Concerto
Gliere - Horn Concerto

Golovko – Marimba Concerto (World Premier)

Gottschalk - Grande Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra
Greig - Piano Concerto in A minor 0p.16
Handel - Harp Concerto in Bb 0p.4 No.6
Haydn - Cello Concerto in C major
Haydn - Cello Concerto in D major

Haydn - Oboe Concerto
Haydn - Piano Concerto in D major
Haydn – Trumpet Concerto

Hummel - Bassoon Concerto
Hummel – Trumpet Concerto
Kabalevsky - Piano Concerto No.3 0p.50 "Youth"
Keillor - Young Lutheran’s Guide to the Orchestra
Khatchaturian - Violin Concerto
Koussevitzki - Concerto for Double Bass
Lalo - Cello Concerto in D minor
Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole for Violin & Orchestra
Liszt - Piano Concerto No.1, S.124
Liszt - Piano Concerto No.2, S.125
Liszt - Totentanz: Fantasy for Piano & Orchestra
Leibermann - Trumpet Concerto (Australian Premier)
Lovelock – Trumpet Concerto
Marcello - Concerto for Oboe and Strings
Mozart - Adagio in E Major for Violin and Orchestra

Mozart - Concerto for 3 Pianos in F major K242
Mozart - Concerto for 2 Pianos in Eb major K365
Mozart - Flute Concerto in G major No.1 K313
Mozart - Horn Concerto No.4 in Eb
Mozart - Oboe Concerto
Mozart - Piano Concerto No.12
Mozart - Piano Concerto in A major No.23 K488
Mozart - Serenata Notturna in D Major K239
Mozart - Sinfonia Concerto for Violin and Viola
Mozart - Violin Concerto in A major No.5 K219
Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto in G minor Op.25
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor Op.64
Poot - Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra
Poulenc - Double Piano Concerto in D minor FP.61
Poulenc - Concerto for Piano
Ramsier - Divertimento Concertante on a Theme of Couperin

Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.1

Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No.2
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No.1
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No.2
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No.3
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G
Ravel - Tzigane: Concert Rhapsody
Reinecke, Carl – Flute Concerto in D Op.283
Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez for Guitar
Rodrigo - Fantasia para un Gentilhombre for Guitar & Orchestra
Saint-Saens - Cello Concerto No.1 0p.33
Saint-Saens - Havanaise
Saint-Saens - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Op.28
Saint-Saens - Piano Concerto No.2 0p.22
Saint-Saens - Violin Concerto No.3 0p.61
Sarasate - Introduction & Tarantalla for Violin and Orchestra Op.28
Sarasate – Navarra for Two Violins and Orchestra
Sculthorpe - Irkanda IV
Schumann - Piano Concerto in A minor Op.54
Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D minor Op.47
Shostakovich - Cello Concerto No.1 in Eb Op.107
Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No.2 in F major Op.102
Schumann – Piano Concerto No.1
Soderlundh - Concertino for Oboe and Strings (Australian Premier)
Stamitz - Flute Concerto in G Major
Strauss – Horn Concerto No.1

Stravinsky - Violin Concerto in D Major
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1 Op.23 in Bb Minor
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.2
Tchaikovsky - Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello & Orchestra
Tchaikovsky - Méditation for Violin and Orchestra Op. 42, No. 1

Tomasi - Trumpet Concerto
Vaughan-Williams - Oboe Concerto in A minor
Vieuxtemps - Violin Concerto No.5
Vine, Carl - Percussion Concerto
Vivaldi - Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor 0p.3 No.8
Vivaldi - Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor Op3 No.11
Vivaldi - "Summer" - from the Four Seasons 0p.8 No.2
Vivaldi - "Winter" - from the Four Seasons Op.8 No.4
Walton - Viola Concerto in A minor
Wieniawski - Violin Concerto No.2

Some well-known soloists have included:

Benjamin Martin - Piano
Rebecca Chambers - Piano
Brachi Tilles - Piano
Len Vorster - Piano
Amir Farid - Piano
Nehama Patkin - Piano
Dr Mark McGee - Piano
Glenn Riddle - Piano
Joe Chindamo - Piano
Dr Elyane Lausade - Piano
Kristian Chong - Piano
Anne Gilby – Oboe

Jack Schiller - Bassoon
Roman Panormariov - French Horn
Niall Brown - 'Cello
Thomas Rann - 'Cello
Alfred Hornung - Cello
Natsuko Yoshimoto - Violin
Spiros Rantos - Violin
Elizabeth Sellars - Violin
Fintan Murphy - Violin
Sally Cooper - Violin
Imants Larsens - Viola
leuan Jones - Harp
Jody Fisher - Guitar
David Ashton-Smith – Baritone

Daniel Gare - Tenor
Jonathon Bam - Tenor

Daryl Barclay - Tenor
Margaret Haggart – Soprano

Carmela De Lisinno - Soprano
Lotti Betts-Dean - Mezzo Soprano
Frederick Shade – Flute / Piccolo
Tristram Williams - Trumpet
Sergei Golovko  - Marimba
Ros Carolane - Organ
Christopher Carolane - Narrator
Melbourne Saxophone Quartet

Steve Reeves - Double Bass


Beethoven - Symphony No.1 0p.21
Beethoven - Symphony No.5 0p.67
Beethoven – Symphony No.6 Op.68
Beethoven - Symphony No.7 0p.92
Berlioz - Symphonic Dramatique Op. 17

Berlioz - Symphony Fantastique
Brahms - Symphony No.1
Brahms - Symphony No.2
Brahms - Symphony No.4
Britten - Simple Symphony
Copland – Symphony No.3
Daugherty – Red Cape Tango from the Metropolis Symphony
Dvorak - Symphony No.6 Op.60
Dvorak - Symphony No.7 Op.70
Dvorak - Symphony No.8 Op.88
Dvorak - Symphony No.9 ‘New World’ Op.95
Dvorak - Symphonic Variations Op.78
Franck – Symphony

Gould - Latin American Symphonette 
Harty - The Fair Day from An Irish Symphony
Haydn - Toy Symphony
Mozart - Symphony No.32

Mozart - Symphony No.35 'Haffner'
Mozart – Symphony No.40
Mozart – Symphony No.41 'Jupiter'
Saint-Saens - Organ Symphony No.3 in C minor Op. 78
Schubert – Symphony No.8 ‘Unfinished’
Shostakovich - Symphony No.5
Shostakovich - Symphony No.6
Shostakovich - Symphony No.9

Shostakovich - Symphony No.12 'The Year 1917'
Sibelius - Symphony No.6
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.3 'Polish'
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.5

Vaughan-Williams - Symphony No.2 'A London Symphony'
Vine, Carl - Microsymphony


Arnold - A Grand Grand Overture Op. 57
Barber – School for Scandal Overture
Beethoven – Coriolan Overture
Bernstein - Overture to Candide
Boccherini - Grande Overture
Borodin - Overture to Prince Igor
Brahms - Academic Overture
Brahms – Tragic Overture
Brumby - Festival Overture on Australian Themes
Cherubini - Anacreon Overture
Copland - An Outdoor Overture
Elgar - Cockaigne Overture
Gershwin - Cuban Overture
Ginestera - Overture to the Creole Faust
Glinka - Ruslan & Ludmila Overture

Gould - Star Spangled Overture
Janacek – Žárlivost Overture
Kabalevsky - Colas Breugnon Overture
Lalo - Le Roi d’Ys Overture
Mendelssohn - Midsummer Night's Dream Op.21
Mozart - Overture to "La Clemenza di Tito"
Mozart – Overture to the Magic Flute
Offenbach - Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
Rimsky-Korsakov - Russian Easter Overture Op.36
Rossini - Semiramide Overture
Rossini - William Tell Overture

Rózsa - El Cid Overture
Schubert - Rosamunde Overture D797
Schumann - Manfred Overture
Shostakovich - Festive Overture Op.96
Smetana - Overture to the Kiss
Strauss - Die Fledermaus Overture
Suppe - Light Cavalry Overture
Tchaikovsky -1812 Overture 0,149
Verdi - La Forza del Destino Overture
Wagner – Overture to Rienzi

Large Orchestral Works


Chris Kopke graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Education in Music, majoring in violin performance and pedagogy, a Masters of Music degree (violin performance) and several performance diplomas from the AMEB & Trinity College, London. He studied the violin from Spiros Rantos (University of Queensland), Julian Quirit (University of Melbourne), Nelli Shkolnikova  (Indiana University) and Serge Kravchenko (Moscow Conservatorium) and conducting from Professor John Hopkins, Dr. Barry Bignell, Graham Abbott, David Porcelijn and Jorma Panula. He is also the recipient of the Commemorative Award for Artists, The Heidelberg School - the City of Heidelberg and a finalist in the Young Australian of the Year Award.


As a professional violinist, Chris has held leadership positions in the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (Associate Concertmaster) & the Chamber Orchestra of Geelong (Concertmaster) and has performed & toured extensively with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, Australian Pops Orchestra, Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, State Orchestra of Victoria and the Chamber Orchestra of Geelong throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has performed with artists such as Rudolf Nureyev, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Sir Harry Secombe, Jose Carreras, Mikis Theodorakis and for the Victorian State Opera and Bolshoi Ballet.

Chris has also performed on numerous commercial soundtracks for film and television (some credits include: LA Confidential, Babe, Fargo, The Piano, The English Patient, Shine, Cosi, The Silver Brumby, Halifax F.P., Romper Stomper, Strictly Ballroom, The Sum of Us, Snowy and numerous performances with the Logie Awards Orchestra) and his string quartet has released a commercial compact disc recording for the Australian Ballet, featuring the music of Michael Easton.


Chris is the current Conductor of the Heidelberg Symphony (appointed 1994) and was the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Preston Symphony from 1997 - 2007. He has been a guest conductor of the "Concerto Collection" Orchestra in association with the Australian Broadcasting Commission, the Port Fairy Spring Festival, the Australian Army Band - Melbourne and is a regular guest conductor of the Kooyong Chamber Players. Chris has conducted a live broadcast on ABC Classic FM of Malcolm Williamson's Concerto for 4 Pianos and Wind Quintet, with members of Orchestra Victoria. He has also conducted a highly acclaimed performance with the Toowoomba Chamber Orchestra in association with Joe Chindamo, Australia's premier jazz pianist. Chris has worked with and conducted the Monash University Chamber Orchestra, the Diamond Valley Singers, Yarra Valley Singers, the Warragul Community Choir, the Camberwell Chorale and the David Ashton Smith Singers.

He has also toured as the conductor and soloist of the Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra to Austria, Germany, Hungary, Spain and Italy where he premiered Michael Easton’s Concerto on Australian Themes.

Chris has adjudicated at the Royal South Street Society, Canberra Eisteddfod, the Chamber Music Society of Victoria, the Melbourne Strings Festival & the Victorian Music Schools Festival.


As well as a violin examiner for the Australian Music Examiners Board (AMEB), Chris has lectured in string pedagogy and taught the violin at the University of Melbourne and Victoria University. He has toured to New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia & Brunei on behalf of the AMEB, where he has presented clinics and master-classes for young violinists and pedagogical workshops for teachers.


Chris is currently the Head of Strings at Genazzano F.C.J. College in Melbourne.


Anderson - Blue Tango
Anderson – Serenata
Anderson – The Waltzing Cat
Anderson – Fiddle Faddle
Arnold, Malcolm - 4 Scottish Dames
Arnold, Malcolm - 4 Cornish Dances
Arnold, Malcolm – David Copperfield Suite

Arnold, Malcolm – English Dances Op.33
Arnold, Malcolm – The Inn of the Sixth Happiness Suite
Arnold, Malcolm – The Sound Barrier

Barry, John - The Best of Bond
Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra
Berlioz - 3 Orchestral Settings from "The Damnation of Faust"
Berlioz - Royal Hunt & Storm from The Trojans
Bernstein, E – The Magnificent Seven
Bernstein - A Symphonic Picture from "West Side Story"
Bernstein - Divertimento for Orchestra
Bernstein – On the Waterfront

Bernstein - Three Dance Episodes from "On the Town"

Bernstein - Slava! A Political Overture
Bizet - L'Arlésienne Suite No.1
Bizet - L'Arlésienne Suite No.2
Borodin - In the Steppes of Central Asia
Borodin - Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor
Brahms - Variations on a theme by Haydn Op.56a
Britten - A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Op.34
Britten - Gloriana - Symphonic Suite
Britten - Sinfonia da Requiem
Britten/Rossini - Soirees Musicales Op.9
Broughton - Silverado
Butterworth - A Shropshire Lad
Butterworth - The Banks of Green Willow
Crosthwaite - Nulias (World Premier)
Chabrier - Joyeous March
Chabrier - Fete Polonaise
Chabrier - Espana
Coates – Calling All Workers March
Coates - London Suite
Coates - The Dam Busters March
Coates - The Three Bears Phantasy
Copland – Appalachian Spring
Copland – Billy the Kid
Copland - El Salon Mexico
Copland - Fanfare to a Common Man
Copland - Four Dance Interludes from "Rodeo"
Copland - John Henry: A Railroad Ballad for Orchestra
Copland – Our Town
Copland – The City (1939 Film Documentary with Video Footage)
Copland – The Promise of Living

Copland – The Tender Land Suite
Daugherty – Fever from ’Lost Vegas’
Daugherty – Radio City

Daugherty - Red Cape Tango from "Metropolis Symphony"
Daugherty – Route 66
Debussy - Pavane pour une infante Defunte
Delius - Brigg Fair: An English Rhapsody
Delius - Florida Suite
Delibes - Suite Coppelia
Delius - Intermezzo : The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Dvorak – American Suite
Dvorak - Golden Spinning Wheel
Dvorak - Serenade in D minor Op.44
Dvorak - Slavonic Dance, Op.46, No.8
Dvorak - Symphonic Variations
Easton, Michael - An Australian in Paris
Easton, Michael - Appassionata
Elfman, Danny - Batman: Orchestral Suite (1989)

Elgar - Enigma Variations Op.36
Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 (Land of Hope and Glory)
Elgar - Sea Pictures
Elgar - Serenade for Strings
Fella - Three Cornered Hat Suite No.2
Falla - Ritual Fire Dance
Faure - Masques et Bergamasques
Faure – Pavane
Gershwin - An American in Paris
Gershwin - Porgy & Bess: A Symphonic Picture
Ginestera – Estancia Suite
Glass - Mechanical Ballet from the Voyage
Glazunov - "Autumn" from The Seasons
Gliere - Russian Sailor's Dance
Gounod - Petite Symphonie for Wind
Grainger - Blithe Bells
Grainger – Londonderry Air
Grainger – Shepherd’s Hey
Granados - Goyescas: Intermezzo

Grieg - 2 Elegiac Melodies for String Orchestra Op.34
Grieg – Symphonic Dances
Goodwin, Ron - 633 Squadron (Main Title)
Gould – An American Salute

Gould - Foster Gallery

Guarnieri - Dansa Brasileira
Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphosis
Holst – A Somerset Rhapsody
Holst - The Planets
Holst - The Ballet from 'The Perfect Fool'
Humperdinck - Prelude from Hansel and Gretel
Ives - The Unanswered Question
Jacob, Gordon - More Old Wine in New Bottles
Jarre – Lawrence of Arabia
Jenkins, Karl - Palladio, Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra

Ketelbey - Sanctuary of the Heart
Khachaturian - Masquerade Suite
Khachaturian - Spartacus Suite No. 2
Kodaly - Dances of Galanta
Kodaly - Suite from Hary Janos
Korngold - Adventures of Robin Hood Suite

Korngold - Captain Blood Suite
Lane, Philip - Pantomime
Liszt - Battle of the Huns : A Symphonic Picture
Liadov - The Enchanted Lake
Liszt - Les Preludes Symphonic Poem for Orchestra S. 97
Lumbye - Copenhagen Steam Railway Gallop for Orchestra
Marquez – Danzon No.2
Massenet - Le Cid Ballet Music
Messiaen - Les Offrandes Oubliees
Moncayo - Huapango

Morricone arr. Mancini – Gabrielle’s Oboe
Moross – Big Country

Mosolov - The Iron Foundry
Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain
Mussorgsky / Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition
Prokofiev - Dance of the Knights
Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf
Prokofiev - Romeo & Juliet Suite No.2
Prokofiev – The Love of Three Oranges Suite
Piazzolla – Mal Der Plata 70
Piazzolla – Tangazo
Puccini - Cristantemi for String Orchestra
Rachmaninov – Symphonic Dances
Ravel - Alborado del Gracioso
Ravel - Rhapsodie Espagnole
Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances No. 2
Respighi - The Fountains for Rome
Respighi - The Pines of Rome
Respighi - "Song & Dance" from Brazilian Impressions
Revueltas - La Noche de los Mayas
Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnole Op.34
Rimsky-Korsakov - Christmas Eve Suite
Rimsky-Korsakov – Dance of the Tumblers
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade: Symphonic Suite
Rimsky-Korsakov - The Tale of Tsar Sultan
Rogers, Glenn - The Spirit of Nunawading (World Premier)
Rossini / Respighi - Suite: The Fantastic Toyshop
Rutter - Serenade for Strings
Saint-Saens - Algerian Suite

Saint-Saens - Bacchanale from Samson & Delilah
Saint-Saens - Carnival of the Animals
Saint-Saens - Dance Macabre
Saint-Saens - La Jota Aragonese

Saint-Saens - Marche Militaire Francaise
Sculthorpe – Kakadu
Skalkottos - 5 Greek Dances for Orchestra
Sibelius – Finlandia
Sibelius - Romance in C for String Orchestra
Short, Michael - Serenade for Strings
Shostakovich - Folk Festival (Spanish Dance) from The Gadfly, Op.97
Smetana - The Moldau
Steiner, Max - Gone with the Wind - Orchestral Suite
Strauss, Richard - Serenade in Eb Op.7 for 13 winds
Stravinsky - Petrushka (Part 1)
Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien Op.45
Tchaikovsky - March Slave Op.31
Tchaikovsky - Waltz & Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

Thomson - The River
Vaughan-Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis for Double String Orchestra
Vaughan-Williams - Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
Vaughan-Williams - Prelude from the 49th Parallel
Vaughan-Williams - Sea Songs
Villa-Lobos - 'The Little Train of the Caipira' from Bachianas Brazilieras Suite No. 2
Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries
Walton - Crown Imperial March "Coronation"
Walton - Henry V Orchestral Suite
White, Michael - Prelude & Ostinato
Williams, John – Adventure on Earth from ‘E.T.’
Williams, John – Star Wars: Suite for Orchestra

Williams, John - Symphonic Suite from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Williams, John – Superman March

Williams, John – Across the Stars
Wiren, Dag - Serenade for Strings
Woods - Fantasia on British Sea Songs


Beethoven - Choral Fantasy
Beethoven - Mass in C Op.86
Brahms - Requiem
Britten - Overture: The Building of the House
Delius - Appalachia
Elgar - Jerusalem
Elgar – The Music Makers
Faure - Requiem
Handel - Zadok the Priest - Coronation Anthem
Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana
Mendelssohn - Elijah
Orff - Carmina Burana
Parry – I Was Glad
Puccini - La Boheme
Puccini - Viene la Sera from Madame Butterfly
Rutter - Look at the World
Rutter- For the Beauty of the Earth
Strauss - Selections from Die Fledermaus
Verdi - Selections from La Traviata
Verdi – Requiem
Williams, John - Hymn to the Fallen from Saving Private Ryan




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