“The essence of the music was captured like a butterfly in the gentlest of hands”

The Pavel Haas Quartet’s busy tour is nearing an end. After concerts in Melbourne and Bendigo over the weekend, today they present a masterclass at the Australian National Academy of Music.

We continue to get great feedback, with audience comments along the lines of:

“…the uniformity of ensemble sound and attack was wonderful, and there was a sense of this being a real interpretation, of carefully considered but passionate music making,” and “This young group embodied all of the best aspects of chamber music performance. A passion for the highest levels of excellence in technique coupled with superb musical knowledge of the works they are performing.”

Neville Cohn of the West Australian is also full of praise, writing:
“In Dvorak’s Quartet No. 13, the Pavel Haas Quartet played as if the music belonged to them which, in a special sense, it does. In the quieter variations, the essence of the music was captured like a butterfly in the gentlest of hands.”

The Quartet has only 2 concerts left in Australia – Melbourne tomorrow night, and Hobart on Wednesday night. They’re sure to be just as electrifying as the concerts so far.

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