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Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra rehearse every Monday from 8pm to 10pm at :

Music Department, the University of Melbourne,  

210 Berkeley Street, Carlton. (Melway: 43 G4)

Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra (CFCO) would like to thank the University of Melbourne and Professor Catherine Falk for their continuous support since CFCO was found 33 years ago.

New Updates:

Chao Feng  Chinese Orchestra has successfully applied to be listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations as a Deductible Gift Recipient. 

Donations of $2 and above to Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra DGR will be tax deductible.

凡向肇風中樂團公募基金 (Public Fund)捐獻2元或以上,均可獲得稅務局稅項回扣。

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Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra

Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra was formed in 1982 in Melbourne, and is the largest non-profit, registered Chinese orchestra in Australia. Its aim is to promote traditional Chinese culture and music in Australia. Thanks to continuing public support, the Orchestra has not only delivered traditional Chinese culture to mainstream society, but has matured into a unique force, adding much colour to the multicultural scene of Melbourne. In 2012 Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra was invited by Melbourne Arts Centre to perform with 8 community-based Music and Arts organizations the highly acclaimed "Raising the Roof"  at Hamer Hall, to celebrate the grand opening of the newly refurbished concert hall. In 2014 the Orchestra was again invited by Melbourne Arts Centre to take part in the “Play me, I’m Yours” project. A team of talented members from the Orchestra decorated an upright piano with colorful Chinese Opera face masks, Melbourne’s distinctive trams and landmarks to signify integration of Chinese arts into Melbourne's culture. This year (2015) our orchestra was invited by the National Gallery of Victoria to perform at the press conference, grand opening ceremony, VIP reception banquet and during the Exhibition of "The Golden Age of China". It was a great honour for the Orchestra to be invited to perform at multiple functions during such a prestigious exhibition.

 Since its inception, Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra has been constantly striving to raise its standards. In the past 33 years, rain or shine the Orchestra rehearses on Monday evenings at the University of Melbourne School of music. In order to fulfil its aim of bringing Chinese music to the community, the Orchestra regularly organizes free performances and presentations at various schools and community venues to introduce Chinese music and instruments to the public. The orchestra’s repertoires cover both traditional and contemporary work, including new arrangements of world classics and fresh approaches in performing Australian folk music.

In addition to holding annual concerts and participating in local community activities, Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra often collaborates with leading overseas Chinese orchestras to foster cultural exchange. Through such activities, the orchestra is now a well-known “overseas Chinese orchestra”.  To date, the Orchestra has jointly performed with Chinese orchestras in Melbourne, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. These include Hong Kong Music Lovers Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Juvenile and Youth Chinese Classical Orchestra, Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra, Keat Hong Chinese Orchestra of Singapore, Singapore Temasek Polytechnic Chinese Orchestra, The PCC Chinese Orchestra of Malaysia and Dachung Youth Chinese Classical Orchestra of Taiwan. In 2008 and 2012, Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra was invited to participate at the International Chinese Music Festival in Hong Kong and Shanghai respectively. This gave our members the opportunity to perform and exchange ideas with members from other orchestras.  Back in Melbourne, the Orchestra has been hosting many local as well as visiting Chinese musicians.

Besides audio and video recordings of our annual concerts and a CD of the Australian National Anthem “Advance Australia Fair” performed using traditional Chinese musical instruments, Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra has produced a special commemorative 30th Anniversary double CD set which features selected tracks from live recordings of its past concerts.

Since its formation Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra has tried to be financially self-reliant, seeking funding only for special concerts. In order to meet future needs, in particular the acquisition of more musical instruments, the Orchestra has successfully applied to be listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations as a Deductible Gift Recipient. This means as of 2015 all future donations to Chao Feng Chinese Orchestra of $2 and above will be tax deductible. The executive committee would like to thank you in advance for your support and generosity, so that the Orchestra can continue its mission in promoting Chinese music in Australia and contributing to the community.




“RaisingtheRoof”超大型音樂會演出,獲得極高讚賞。2014年,肇風中樂團再度應墨爾本藝術中心邀請,參與“PlayMe,I’mYours”大型活動,肇風將中國傳統戲劇男女面譜和墨爾本地標來粉飾一臺鋼琴,表達了中國藝術文化融入墨爾本。今年肇風應維多利亞國家美術館(National Gallery of Victoria) 邀請, 為《乾隆盛世展覽 Golden Age of China Exhibition》的新聞發報會、開幕禮、貴賓宴和展覽館演出。肇風中樂團能多次被維多利亞國家美術館邀請,為《乾隆盛世展覽》現場演奏中國傳統音樂助慶,實在是本團極大的榮譽。 




肇風中樂團自開團至今,都是自力更生,只有在籌備超大型音樂會時才向政府申請輔助。為了更積極地發展樂團和添置樂器,決定向政府申請把肇風中樂團列入文化組識名冊《 Register of Cultural  Organizations》。日前,申請已獲批准,並獲稅務局列為 Deductible Gift Recipient(DGR) 。自此,凡向肇風中樂團公眾籌募基金(Public Fund)捐獻2元或以上,均可獲得稅務局稅項回扣。我們希望能藉此鼓勵有心支持肇風的朋友慷慨解囊,助肇風一臂之力,促進中國音樂文化在澳洲的發展,讓肇風持續地把中樂發揚光大,為社會、為澳洲服務。





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