Finders Quartet | Cheetham + Macens Premieres

This is a FREE live streamed event by Monash Sound Gallery November 25 will see Flinders Quartet present not one but two premieres for Monash University’s MLIVE series. Deborah Cheetham’s new work “Bungaree”, commissioned with the help of Andrew Dixon,…

 
Flinders Quartet | Beethoven 130

“Satisfyingly epic” is the best way to describe Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 130, while Schubert’s singular movement Quartettsatz is a tantalising episode. In this exploration between macro and micro, we interplay scale and form in a thought-provoking and moving curation.…

 
Flinders Quartet | Beethoven 130

“Satisfyingly epic” is the best way to describe Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 130, while Schubert’s singular movement Quartettsatz is a tantalising episode. In this exploration between macro and micro, we interplay scale and form in a thought-provoking and moving curation.…

 
Flinders Quartet | Beethoven 130

“Satisfyingly epic” is the best way to describe Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 130, while Schubert’s singular movement Quartettsatz is a tantalising episode. In this exploration between macro and micro, we interplay scale and form in a thought-provoking and moving curation.…

 
Sydney Mozart Society | Flinders Quartet

Flinders Quartet is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. A quartet for the twenty-first century, the ensemble approaches its third decade with acknowledged musical skill and maturity, presenting dynamic and stirring performances of a full…

 
Flinders Quartet brought to life a vivid picture of Shostakovich through the lens of his string quartets

Unfortunately it’s not often that you see concert programmes combining the spoken word with live music, but in regards to the life and music of Shostakovich, it seems only natural. A composer who often felt the full effects of Stalinist…

 
Flinders Quartet 2019 Composer Development Program participants announced

Launching from a supremely successful inaugural composer workshop in 2016, Flinders Quartet’s (FQ) Composer Development Program is now an annual event, the quartet has invited six emerging composers from across Australia to participate in the 2019 program: Oliver Beard, NSW…

 
Flinders Quartet launch their 2019 season!

On a stormy Melbourne evening the Flinders Quartet gathered at a familiar venue, fortyfivedownstairs, for their 2019 season launch. The quartet played at the launch of the venue back in 2002, so it was only fitting it was used as…

 
Flinders Quartet was perfectly balanced for the theatrical nature of the works

Two Australian composers were featured in the Flinders Quartet concert at Independent Theatre more as arrangers than presenting new music but highly successful nonetheless. Calvin Bowman’s The Curly Pyjama Letters with text by Michael Leunig presents 7 whimsical snippets from…

 
The Flinders’ Quartet on Collins #2 displays a tight ensemble with exemplary intonation

Lunchtime concerts in the CBD are wonderful for city workers, being so close for so many people, so I wonder why there were not more people attending this concert. There were a few younger people but the audience of 80…

 
Flinders Quartet’s Schubert in the South was over too soon

Flinders Quartet is such a well-established ensemble on the Melbourne, and indeed Australian, music scene that one might be tempted to view an evening with them as ‘just another performance’ but how wrong that would be! Thursday evening at The…

 
Flinders Quartet: The Magic of Paul Dean

An excellent concert and experience. The concert had variety, intensity, lyric beauty, passion and wit in the excellent playing and tight ensemble.

 
Flinders Quartet in Sydney

Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, 3 September 2014 Schubert – String Quartet No 13 in a Minor, D804 (Rosamunde) Much of this program was in minor keys which often are quite sad, reflective and certainly there was a ruminative feel…

 
Flinders Quartet: Quartet Bliss

I haven’t been to the Opera House since my older sister (now 29) played there for her piano recital when she was 7 or 8. It’s been a while. Flinders Quartet (2 violins, a viola and a cello) played three…

 
Flinders Quartet danced the night away

Watching Edwards hold 4 mallets, playing the triangle & using her feet to hit a drum was truly impressive. One can only imagine how many beers she could hold in a pub without using a tray.

 
Personal stories resonate as deeply as the notes

Flinders Quartet’s performance & delivery of Joyce’s Mob – a truly beautiful & intimate work. I loved the detail. It was so rich & interesting!

 
Pondering: What influences our enjoyment of music performed live?

I recently found myself in a concert attending frenzy. In the midst of this I heard the same piece of music performed twice and Sophr, who I’ve not heard often, in two concerts. It caused me to ponder… What factors…

 
Flinders Quartet – colour & atmosphere

If there were two words that united this marvellous evening it’s the words, ‘colour’ and ‘atmosphere’. In the first half we had one of the seminal quartets of the last century by Maurice Ravel of Bolero fame. Apparently he applied…

 
Behind Closed Doors: Flinders Quartet & Red Stitch

Last night there was a classikON Reserve at Behind Closed Doors at the Utzon Room in the Sydney Opera House. It was a full house. I did not know what to expect. A collaboration between a theatre company (Red Stitch)…

 
Zoe Knighton talks about Flinders Quartet and Red Stitch

This is a sneak peak into the behind the scenes of the Flinders Quartet’s collabroation with Red Stitch in the production of Behind Closed Doors touring in October. In this video Kate chats with Zoe Knighton about the writing and…