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Ambassador Dinner

H.E. Philip Green
Australian Ambassador to Germany
Brian Martin
Head of G3 Economics Europe, ANZ Bank
William Barton
Didgeridoo "Sounds of Australia"
Ambassador Dinner 2022
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Ambassador Dinner

October 6, from 6.00 to 10.00 pm

AUSTRALIA WEEK Munich presents:
German Australian Business Council Event

“Ambassador Dinner”
an Opening Event

The German Australian Business Council, will hold its annual Ambassador Dinner with H.E. Philip Green, OAM, Australia’s Ambassador to Germany on the first day of AUSTRALIA WEEK on October 6.


H.E. Philip Green OAM
Australian Ambassador to Germany

Mr Brian Martin
Head of G3 Economics Europe, ANZ Bank

William Barton (Didgeridoo): glances of “Sounds of Australia”

The German Australian Business Council e.V. is a non-political, non-profit business network founded to promote relations between Australia and Germany.

Founded in 1997, the Council is hosting the dinner to celebrate its silver jubilee.

Location: Fitzroy Restaurant @ Adina Hotel Munich, 14th floor; Atelierstraße 22 WERK4; 81671 Munich

By invitation only!

Costs: Business Council and ABIE (Australian Business in Europe) Members: 65€ or 2 vouchers,
Friends: 79€
New offer for our members: You may host a table, inviting your own guests. Take a complete table of 8 seats for 980.00 € as a host.

Dress code: Business Attire

Organiser and promoter:

The events gold sponsor:

Supported by:

Musical Reminiscence of Australia

Michael Leslie
Pianist & Presenter
Wendy Hiscocks
Piano & Composer
Coral Lancaster
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Musical Reminiscence of Australia

(Ger. Musikalische Erinnerung an Australien)

   October 7, at 7.30 pm

   AUSTRALIA WEEK Munich presents:

“Musical Reminiscence of Australia”

(Engl. Musikalische Erinnerung an Australien)

Michael Leslie presents his memories of his youth in Australia when he discovered Bela Bartók’s music for himself. Wendy Hisckocks and Coral Lancaster present modern Australian compositions.

©PWendy Hiscocks


1 – Piano works by Bartók

Michael Leslie, pianist and moderator

The Australian pianist Michael Leslie will present a program of piano music by Béla Bartók.

  • Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythms from the sixth volume of the Microcosmos,
  • A collection of smaller works to illustrate the diversity of musical styles in Bartók’s music,
  • The Piano Sonata (1926)

2 – Australian Chamber Music:

Wendy Hiscocks, composer and pianist

Coral Lancaster, cello

  • Peter Sculthorpe – Tailitnama Song
  • Percy Grainger – Swedish Folk Song and Dance Vermelandsvisa (from Scandinavian Suite)
  • Elena Kats-Chernin – Blue Silence
  • Arthur Benjamin – Sonatina Preamble; Minuet; March
  • Wendy Hiscocks – Songline

Wendy Hiscock‘s new work “Songline” for piano and cello and the Sonatina for piano and cello by the Australian composer Arthur Benjamin will be presented as German premieres in dialogue with the audience. On the cello, Coral Lancaster will show the brilliance of this music.

In collaboration with
CAM, (Celebrating Australian Music):

Venue:  Seidlvilla Munich, Zenzl Mühsam Hall, Nikolaiplatz. 1B, 80802 München Tickets: at the box office.
  • Normal price: 18.00€;
  • Students, retirees and welfare recipients reduced: 15.00€;
  • Refugees and children: Free entrance.

Further announcements of the concert can be viewed here:
Seidlvilla website
Tonkünstlerverband website

Promoter and organiser Michael Leslie and:

William Barton

William Barton
Didgeridoo & Vocals
Sounds of Australia
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William Barton

POSTPONED to 2023!

Interested and reliable concert promoter are welcome, please contact us!

AUSTRALIA WEEK Munich plans for 2023:

“Sounds of Australia”

It will be a production with one of the most renowned Australian didgeridoo soloists, singer and multi-instrumentalist, William Barton, is planned: He will be able to present his music and culture in a storytelling concert in the next edition of our festival in 2023. William Barton will then be able to share his Kalkadungu culture with us, from which he builds bridges to classical music and friendship and understanding between people from Australia and Germany.

© Keith Saunders

AUSTRALLIA WEEK’s concept is to find reliable partner interested to show an own Australia related event under the umbrella of AUSTRALIA WEEK.


© Doren Dinglinger

William will be joint by musicians from Munich. A Munich based String Quartet.

Furthermore, the participation in William’s intercultural journey of the AUSTRALIA WEEK Munich  will be really awesome.

Maria Martin
Eugen Bazijan
Doren Dinglinger
Julia Bassler
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Photo Credits: Christian Hartmann, Passo Avanti,


We proudly announce the supporters of this concert: our Premium Sponsors, the music publishing group WISE MUSIC Group Australia & New Zealand and the ADINA Appartment Hotel Munich.

Premium Sponsor of AUSTRALIA WEEK

Premium Sponsor of AUSTRALIA WEEK

Connecting Innovative Ecosystems

October 10, starting 4 pm until 7 pm

AUSTRALIA WEEK Munich presents:

Connecting Innovative Ecosystems:

Brisbane meets Munich

Location: IU – International University Munich (Internationale Hochschule), Floor 5, room 1; Claudius-Keller-Straße 7; 81669 Munich
Event description:
This event aims to build bridges between Munich and Brisbane in the areas of Startups, Innovation and emerging Technologies. Key players from both cities will jointly present their approach toward building the “city of the future” using multi-stakeholder collaboration and technology transfer from research to application, e.g. in Artificial Intelligence. Selected Munich-based startups will be able to pitch their solutions with the Olympic Games in Brisbane in 2032 in mind. The event concludes with an overview of avenues for expanding to Queensland, followed by informal drinks and networking. Time: 4.00 – 7.00 pm (registration starts at 3.30 pm), followed by drinks & networking Capacity: Maximum 50 people Free entrance. Registration required.

The program:

First part 4.00 – 4.10 pm Welcome & Opening 4.10 – 5.00 pm Connecting Innovation Ecosystems BREAK Second part 5.10 – 6.00 pm Startups for the City of the Future
  • SUMM – plain language made easy
  • Plan4Better – City Planning for Mobility and Accessibility
6.00 – 6.30 pm Connecting AI Ecosystems
6.30 – 7.00 pm Ways to Queensland
END of the official part

  • Networking with Meet & Greet

Presenter: AUSTRALIA WEEK Munich Organised by: Munich Innovation Ecosystem MUST in collaboration with members of TUM, UnternehmerTUM and the German Australian Business Council.

How to get there?

Address for arrival by car: Claudius-Keller-Straße 7, 81669 München


Note: please come by public transport as far as possible.

Buses: 54 and 145 at station: Thomasiusplatz in front of the University.

Trains: S2, S3, S4, S6, S7 at station St.-Martin-Straße. 10 minutes walk.

Metro/Subway: U2 at station Karl-Preis-Platz. 8 minutes walk or bus 145 to St.-Martin-Straße (at the university).

Supported by:

Anne Pincus
© Anne Pincus
Christopher Croft
'Flying Gurnard and Mandarin Fish Dreaming’
© Christopher Croft
Penelope Richardson
© Penelope Richardson
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©Penelope Richardson


October 11, 6 – 7:30 pm

AUSTRALIA WEEK Munich presents in cooperation with the Munich Volkshochschule:

Artist Talk


Exhibition of Münchner Volkshochschule, Werkgalerie Einstein 28; Einsteinstraße 28; 81675 München.

Event description:

Painter Anne Pincus, conceptual artist Penelope Richardson and painter and draughtsman Christopher Croft will guide you through their exhibition “Down Under in Munich” at the Werkgalerie Einstein 28.

After a guided tour of the exhibition by the Australian artists, there will be a moderated discussion with the artists:

Artist Talk

The event is organised and hosted by AUSTRALIA WEEK with the support of Münchner Volkshochschule, which provides the location and logistics. Due to the unfortunately limited number of participants, we recommend timely registration under the link of the MVHS. The event is difficult to find, especially for English speakers, so we recommend using our link:

For the announcement, click here.

For the exhibition, click here.

How to book at MVHS:

The Artist Talk is booked on the page with the exhibition, under the course number: P210111.

If you want to book, then you need to click “Add course to shopping cart”. Please note the title of the course on Artist Talk:

Künstler*innengespräch in der Ausstellung “Down Under in Munich. Australien an der Münchner Volkshochschule”. (Guided tour and artist talk at the exhibition “Down Under in Munich. Australia at the Munich Volkshochschule”).

If you would like to participate, please add this course to your shopping cart.

Ticket cost: 3 Euro.

The event is co-organised and hosted by AUSTRALIA WEEK in cooperation with:

Sponsored with a grant by:


Further Projects are in planning, such as:
  • LECTURE: partnerships between universities from Munich and Brisbane.
  • EXPAT’s meeting in Aussie location.
  • Football – Australian rules – game in preparation.

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