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Flinders Quartet 2019 Concert Season Subscription
24 February 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm AEDT
- PRIMROSE POTTER SALON, MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE: Standard $126 / Concession $102
- MONTSALVAT BARN GALLERY: Standard $111 / Concession $90
- COLLINS STREET BAPTIST CHURCH: Standard $99 / Concession $72
For 2019, Flinders Quartet has curated a season program that takes musical risks, adds lashes of quartet favourites with Haydn, Debussy and Schumann, and continues to push the creative boundaries with its take on a 21st century Shostakovich cycle: 15 string quartets in 75 minutes. Add in a new work by Stuart Greenbaum for erhu, recorder and string quartet, and Flinders Quartet’s 2019 season sees them living up to their reputation as bold musicians of creativity and generosity.
The new year sees Flinders Quartet refreshed and ready to go with the appointment of violinist, Thibaud PavlovicHobba. Thibaud’s career has been a fast trajectory from ANAM to a permanent part-time position with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, allowing him to devote the rest of the year to Flinders Quartet. “We were looking for someone willing to take musical risks with us and Thibaud has that right mix of curiosity, know-how and experience to join us on our next adventure,” says cellist, Zoe Knighton.
Also in 2019, Flinders Quartet launches the career of Matthew Laing from its Composer Development Program; promoting his journey from 2017 participant, to a residency at All That We Are artist retreat in Hobart, and having his first full string quartet premiered in 2019 in Flinders Quartet’s season. Laing was also recently awarded an Ian Potter Cultural Trust grant to support his travel to Berlin to mentor with musician and composer, Brett Dean, with whom he will work on the Flinders Quartet commission.
Celebrating the life of impresario, Clifford Hocking, Flinders Quartet has announced that it will be dedicating one of its concerts each year to the man who was instrumental in giving the quartet its first ‘leg up’ as a professional ensemble. In 2019, this special concert will be a cross-cultural program involving erhu and recorder, shining a light on Debussy’s fascination with Asian sonorities. Joined by long-time friend of the quartet, Genevieve Lacey, and celebrated erhu virtuoso, Hao Zheng, it promises a unique musical feast.