Goldner and Munro tour nears the end
There are just two concerts left in the Goldner String Quartet & Ian Munro’s tour. The group performs in Adelaide tonight before heading to Perth where they will also present masterclasses at the University of Western Australia. In fact it’s a rather auspicious day for UWA students, with Carl Vine also presenting a class for the composition students.The Goldner’s tour with Ian has been tremendously well received. It’s been a busy year for the Goldners with recordings and performances in London followed by appearances at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, not to mention performing and tutoring at the Musica Viva Festival and AYO Chamber Players earlier this year. All this hard work is paying off with fine performances of Beethoven and Szymanowski, not to mention the well loved Brahms and Dvorak Quintets with Ian.
Ian has also had a busy year, composing, teaching, performing with the Flinders Quintet and Australia Ensemble, and touring for Musica Viva both as performer and Featured composer.
None of these musicians are the type to shy away from a challenge, however. As the Goldners said in the lead up to this tour:
“Two of the greatest piano quintets ever written, the excitement of a new work by our friend and colleague Ian Munro, the chance to revisit two of our favourite quartets and the opportunity to play them many times. If that’s not exciting we would have a problem!”