About ScotchArts

The ScotchArts program is dedicated to:

  • bringing acclaimed professional musicians to perform in the Ian Roach Hall
  • enabling top professional musicians to work with our students
  • inspiring all our musicians to strive for new heights of artistic excellence
  • delighting the Scotch and Melbourne community with innovative and exhilarating performances.

SCOTCHARTS is run by a Committee of multi-skilled enthusiastic volunteers of current and past parents of students of Scotch College.

ScotchArts Committee

  • Julie Waters, President
  • Celia Tang, Vice-President
  • Cathy Simpson, Secretary
  • Leanne Loh, Treasurer
  • Marie Baker
  • Helena Chow
  • Shirley Lim
  • Jessie McPhee
  • Susan Gin

Contact Us

Tel: 03 9810 4219 Fax: 03 9810 4388


Artistic Director: John Ferguson


I am delighted to announce the Scotch-Arts Visiting Performers Series Concert Season for 2014. Now in its eighth year, the series has become a significant part of Melbourne’s musical life.

The 2014 season opens with a celebration of the piano. And who better to do this than exciting young Australian pianist Jayson Gillham. Jayson now lives in London, but in March 2014 he will return to Melbourne with a magnificent program of piano works, including Chopin’s Etudes and one of Beethoven’s great ‘late period’ sonatas.

For the second concert we present well-known harpist Marshall McGuire and flautist Paula Rae, collaborating with Pro Musica in a performance of Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp. Also featuring a selection of chamber works for flute and harp, this concert promises to be a beautiful and unusual experience.

The final concert in the series introduces tenor Samuel Sakker and soprano Jacqueline Porter. Together with pianist Amir Farid, they will showcase much-loved moments from opera and operetta and delight you with a rich and varied program.

I invite you to join us for our 2014 season. Come to a venue that is easily accessible, with convenient free parking! Meet up with friends and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine before the concert or during interval. And, most important of all, enjoy the experience of listening to great music in the comfortable and acoustically superb Ian Roach Hall.

visiting performers

John Ferguson
Artistic Director

Give this concert your best performance!

Scotcharts Concert Etiquette to help you and other concert goers to enjoy each performance.

ScotchArts reserves the right to alter without notice programs, performers, dates, times, venues and/or prices as may become necessary.

© ScotchArts 2014