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Musica Viva Presents: The Elias String Quartet


Musica Viva Presents: The Elias String Quartet

  • Date: Saturday, 31 August 2013, 8pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the Musica Viva International Concert Season 2013 series
  • Tickets: Adults: $109 - $43 | Concession: $95 - $37 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Britain’s leading young chamber ensemble, the Elias String Quartet, brings its phenomenal sound to Australia in August. These history-making performances include the latest instalment in the Quartet’s immense undertaking to play through the complete Beethoven cycle, in concerts including his Op 59 no 2, alongside a masterpiece from Haydn and an exuberant world premiere from Matthew Hindson, inspired by the movement and energy of light.

The Elias String Quartet comprises two sisters, Sara and Marie Bitlloch on volin and cello, with Donald Grant on violin and Martin Saving on viola. Marie says, ‘We're starting the Beethoven cycle a year before we come to Australia. By then we'll have played half of all Beethoven's quartets! It’s going to be wonderful to play Op 59 no 2 in Australia, having been immersed in his music.’ Be part of the future of this beautiful tradition by joining us for these concerts.

Saturday 31 August, 8pm & Tuesday 3 September, 7pm @ Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall.


HAYDN String Quartet in F major, op 77 no 2

HINDSON String Quartet no 2 (2013)

BEETHOVEN String Quartet no 8 in E minor, op 59 no 2 ‘Razumovsky’

Featured non-Australian music: Beethoven, Haydn.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 1800 688 482 or by email to contact@musicaviva.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample String quartet no.2 : string quartet (2013) by Matthew Hindson
— performed by Elias String Quartet

Featured artists

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