Dedicated to the presentation of the finest recitals and chamber music for Sunshine Coast audiences
Artistic Director's Message


Artistic Director
Frances Heinsheimer Wainwright
Dear Friends of the Coast Recital Society,

For well more than two decades the CRS has earned a reputation for sustained excellence. At the very heart of our presentations is a commitment to bring the finest classical musicians to the Sunshine Coast, with a balance of outstanding established artists as well as superb new-generation performers. This is the foundation of our artistic vision, and our 2017–2018 roster reflects this commitment.

We contribute further to the musical landscape of the community through an extensive outreach program. Our distinguished artists perform for students in local schools and for residents of eldercare residences. We offer discounted concert tickets to local music students, annual scholarships, as well as free workshops & master classes with our visiting artists. The CRS concert experience is enhanced by informative pre-concert chats with the musicians that provide insight into the repertoire performed and the opportunity for our audience to engage directly with the performers.

We promote accessibility with affordable ticket prices that are a fraction of the cost of similar concerts at major concert venues. Affordable ticket prices are made possible by the important and wonderful support from our loyal subscribers and business sponsorships, as well as grants from local, regional and federal agencies.

We welcome you all to the CRS 2017–2018 concert season—from Andante cantabile to Presto con fuoco!

Frances Heinsheimer Wainwright
Artistic Director