homeA Classical Occasion, based in Brisbane, is a classical ensemble that performs at weddings, funerals and special events. The group also provides an outstanding and experienced accompanying service for eisteddfods, examinations and performances, and flute and voice tuition.

A Classical Occasion primarily consists of two musicians—Anna and Amanda Patrick—who have been performing together for 25 years and have extensive classical training. The ensemble regularly performs with cellist Irina Orlovskaya and violinist Igor Orlovskiy. The group can also source other professional musicians to accommodate the musical requests of the client.

The ensemble is available to play at occasions such as weddings, dinner parties, corporate functions, birthdays, Christmas parties and any other special event. The group specialises in funeral music and have tailored their repertoire to create a serene atmosphere and a celebration of life. Amanda and Anna offer piano accompaniment to performers of all instrumental and vocal ability and are skilled in following soloists and playing with nuance and musicality.


A Classical Occasion provides exquisite classical music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. The group also plays a selection of tasteful contemporary pieces and clients can suggest new repertoire to suite their event.

We are just as excited as you are about your occasion and are committed to making it a truly memorable and exclusive affair.