Goldner String Quartet

Thursday 21 October 2:30pm & 4:00pm | Saturday 23 October 2:30pm & 4:00pm

Uniting Church, Westbury

The Goldner String Quartet has widespread recognition as not only Australia’s pre- eminent string quartet, but as an ensemble of international significance, favourably compared with the best in the world. Still retaining all founding members, the Goldners celebrate their 26th Anniversary in 2021. Their performances have been acclaimed throughout Australia, UK, Europe, USA, the Asia-Pacific, and NZ. They regularly appear at major festivals at home and abroad and are Quartet-in-Residence at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.

Career highlights include performances at London’s Wigmore Hall, and New York’s 92nd St Y, whilst special projects include a retrospective of 20th Century quartets and the complete cycle of Beethoven’s String Quartets. These performances were recorded live and won the 2009 Limelight ‘Best Classical Recording’ Award. The Quartet regularly premiere new works, commissioned from many of Australia’s leading composers.

Numerous CDs are released on Hyperion, ABC Classics, Tall Poppies and Naxos labels, which have received rave reviews including Diapason D’Or, Editor’s Choice in Gramophone magazine, BBC Music Magazine and in Limelight magazine.
The Goldners own DVD Documentary, recorded live with Peter Sculthorpe in 2012, entitled The Quartets is released on ABC.

Performers

Dene Olding, violin

Dimity Hall, violin

Irina Morozova, viola

Julian Smiles, ‘cello

Program

Peter Sculthorpe – his life and legacy
Peter Sculthorpe – Hill Song No. 2
Ross Edwards – White Cockatoo Spirit Dance
Peter Sculthorpe – Quartet No. 8 4th & 5th movements
Peter’s 80th Birthday miniature tributes
– Barry Conyngham
– Anne Boyd
– Matthew Hindson
John Peterson – Guilty Pleasures 11
Paul Stanhope – Dirrari Lament
Peter Sculthorpe – Quartet No. 14 Quamby

Location

Uniting Church, Westbury

Corner of William and Dexter Streets, Westbury