Brandenburg Quartet To Hit The Road For National Tour
The Brandenburg Quartet, formed in 2016, is about to hit the road for its third and biggest national tour in April taking in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, and this time adding a Queensland leg with a concert at The Old Museum in Brisbane.
A brave and brilliant new addition to the Australian music landscape, the quartet comprises the four principal string players of the multi ARIA Award-winning Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, hailing from Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne.
Together they perform well-loved quartets of the classical repertoire as well as brilliant works by composers rarely heard today. Like the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, they are unique in that they play on instruments of the period using gut strings, rather than modern steel or nylon strings.
The members of the quartet are all at the forefront of period instrument playing in Australia and, like the greatest string quartets, their close personal and professional relationships give them a particular edge.
"We have played together and been extremely close friends for many years," says Shaun. "We have a special dynamic and love being and playing together. This means that we bring to the stage something which is unique and personal."
Saturday 6 April, 7PM
Melbourne Recital Centre
Primrose Potter SalonSunday 7 April, 5PM
Government House Ballroom
Tuesday 9 April, 7PM
The Old Museum
Friday 12 April, 7.30PM
Saturday 13 April, 7PM
THE PLAYERS: Shaun Lee-Chen (Perth) Period Violin Ben Dollman (Adelaide) Period Violin Monique O'Dea (Sydney) Period Viola Jamie Hey (Melbourne) Period Cello
Luigi Boccherini String Quartet in D major, Op. 8, No. 1, G165 Hyacinthe Jadin String Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 2, No. 1
Gaetano Brunetti String Quartet in A minor, Op. 2, No. 4
Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4