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Australian String Quartet

This is a stub entry only — it provides links to other resources by and about Australian String Quartet held in our catalogue.

Random Audio Sample: Quintet for clarinet and strings, op. 83 : for clarinet in B flat, 2 violins, viola and cello by Andrew Schultz, from the CD Clarinet quintet

Articles by and about Australian String Quartet

Bach on Speed by Kirsty Guster

Whether acting on a feminine hunch or her trademark compositional intuition, Elena Kats-Chernin was inspired to create something with an ‘unromantic, dry, crisp and light sound’...

ASQ National Composers' Forum by Australian Music Centre

The Australian String Quartet have selected five Australian composers to participate in the National Composers' Forum on 27 to 29 August 2010.  The workshops, open to public, will take place in August 2010 under the guidance of Carl Vine.

ASQ National Composers' Forum: Composer Blog - Thomas Green by Thomas Green

The participants in the Australian String Quartet's National Composers Forum, which takes place in Adelaide in August 2010, share their thoughts on preparing a work for the Forum.

ASQ National Composers' Forum: composer blog - Thomas Green, part 2 by Thomas Green

The participants in the Australian String Quartet's National Composers' Forum, which took place in Adelaide in August 2010, share their thoughts on the  experience.

ASQ National Composers' Forum: composer blog - Adam Starr, part 2 by Adam Starr

The participants in the Australian String Quartet's National Composers Forum, which took place in Adelaide in August 2010, share their thoughts on the experience.

ASQ National Composers' Forum: composer blog - Melody Eötvös, part 2 by Melody Eötvös

The participants in the Australian String Quartet's National Composers' Forum, which took place in Adelaide in August 2010, share their thoughts on the experience.

ASQ National Composers' Forum: Composer Blog - Melody Eötvös by Melody Eötvös

The participants in the Australian String Quartet's National Composers Forum, which takes place in Adelaide in August 2010, share their thoughts on preparing a work for the Forum.

ASQ National Composer Forum: Composer Blog - Adam Starr by Adam Starr

I had two pieces to choose from when initially deciding what to submit for the ASQNational Composer's Forum. One was a bright, accessible thing, well-suited to being used for an encore (the application material mentioned that this was a desirable quality), and the other was a maudlin, morose thing, perhaps best suited to scoring some kind of dark and horrible documentary...

ASQ National Composers' Forum: composer blog - Ross Carey by Ross Carey

The participants in the Australian String Quartet's National Composers Forum, which took place in Adelaide in August 2010, share their thoughts on the  experience.

ASQ National Composers' Forum: Composer Blog - Mark Holdsworth by Mark Holdsworth

The participants in the Australian String Quartet's National Composers Forum, which takes place in Adelaide in August 2010, share their thoughts on preparing a work for the Forum.

Opportunity: 2013 ASQ National Composers' Forum with Andrew Ford by Australian Music Centre

The Australian String Quartet is calling for applications from undergraduate and postgraduate composition students and emerging composers for its 2013 National Composers’ Forum. The Quartet’s bi-annual National Composers’ Forum supports the development of six emerging Australian composers who wish to hone their skills in writing for string quartet. The three-day forum led by composer-in-residence, Andrew Ford.

World premieres given by Australian String Quartet

String quartet no. 4 : for string quartet and percussion by Matthew Hindson— 29 Feb 16 (Adelaide Town Hall, SA)

Skittled : string quartet by Anne Cawrse— 2 Oct 15 (ANZAC Hall, Kent Town, Adelaide)

String quartet no.3 : Ngeringa by Matthew Hindson— 1 Sep 15 (Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, QLD)

Gallipoli : for string quartet by Ross Edwards— 19 Feb 15 (Albany Festival, Western Australia)

String quartet No 5 : string quartet by Andrew Ford— 6 Sep 13 (Adelaide Town Hall, SA)

String quartet No 5 : string quartet by Andrew Ford— 6 Sep 13 (Adelaide)

Etude, op. 10.6 : for string quintet by Charles Bodman Rae— 5 Oct 12 (Elder Hall Concert Series, Adelaide)

Nous sommes embarqués : string quartet by Rosalind Page— 23 Nov 11 (Huntington Estate Winery, NSW)

So she moaned, and as she uttered her moans : string quartet by Michael Sollis— 14 Aug 11 (Hartley Concert Room, Elder Conservatorium of Music, Adelaide)

Processions : for string quartet by James Ledger— 30 May 11 (Perth Concert Hall, WA)

After silence : string quartet by Iain Grandage— 22 Sep 10 (Perth Concert Hall (Scotland))

Quintet for clarinet and strings, op. 83 : for clarinet in B flat, 2 violins, viola and cello by Andrew Schultz— 13 Aug 10 (Bangalow A & I Hall, Bangalow Festival, Bangalow NSW)

Olber's dance in the dark : String quartet no. 1 by Melody Eötvös— Jul 10 (University of Adelaide, as part of the ASQ National Composers Forum 2010)

String quartet No. 1 : Elegies and dances : string quartet by Paul Stanhope— 10 Mar 10 (Adelaide Town Hall)

From Anna Magdalena's notebook : for string quartet by Elena Kats-Chernin— 9 May 07 (Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane)

String quartet no.2 : string quartet by Charles Bodman Rae— 3 Mar 04 (2004 Adelaide Festival of Arts, Elder Hall, Adelaide.)

String quartet no. 2 : string quartet by Roger Smalley— 18 Mar 00 (Adelaide Town Hall, as part of the Adelaide Festival)

String quartet no. 2 : string quartet by Graeme Koehne— 10 Aug 95 (Elder Hall, Adelaide)