Founded in 2004, this versatile Wellington-based quartet is known for its passionate musicality. As well as travelling throughout New Zealand, they have performed overseas including in the prestigious International Summer Academy in Austria.
The programme will take you on an emotional journey, exploring a wide range of moods and soundscapes. It begins with the warmth and brightness of Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet, with its famous variations on an anthem he wrote for Kaiser Franz II. It then enters the pulsating world of Ross Carey’s evocative Toccatina. The dark, sardonic mood of Shostakovich's String Quartet No 11, a profound work in seven short movements, is swept away by their final work: Dvorak’s gorgeous, much-loved “American” Quartet.