Sabine Meyer & Modigliani Quartet: the tour so far
It’s hard to believe Sabine Meyer and the Modigliani String Quartet have been here for two weeks already, the time has gone so fast.The tour started off in Perth, where the Quartet met model and actress Jerry Hall at our Education program fundraiser. A few days later the Quartet and Sabine took part in an Australian Music Day for Musica Viva In Schools, where they performed and helped deconstruct Ian Munro’s clarinet quintet Songs from the Bush for a room full of keen high school music students.
CDs of Sabine and the Quartet have been so popular they sold out early in the tour. To satisfy eager audience members they kindly agreed to sign programs after concerts instead of CDs, and even took photos with a group of school girls entranced by the Quartet’s performance (or was that their looks?) at the Australian Music Day.
Sabine has given masterclasses in Melbourne and Sydney, with the Quartet giving an additional masterclass in Melbourne. On Friday the quintet popped into Musica Viva’s Sydney offices for a chat with staff (listen to the podcast here). And on Sunday they gave a truly inspiring performance for Sydney members of Musica Viva’s Amadeus Society.
Would you believe that in between all this they’ve managed to perform concerts to full houses in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide? There are two concerts left for the tour, in Newcastle and Adelaide, with an additional special performance in Melbourne for the Amadeus Society members there. And may we say how truly grateful we are to the Amadeus Society, for it is with their support that Musica Viva has been able to bring these stellar artists to Australia for what has so far been an exceptional tour.