St Lawrence String Quartet arrives in Australia
The St Lawrence String Quartet has officially landed in Australia. The Quartet has today to rest, before launching into rehearsals with Diana Doherty on Thursday and Friday. The ensemble will also meet composers Matthew Hindson and Gordon Kerry to work on their compositions Rush and Elegy for String Quartet respectively. The tour proper starts on Saturday with a concert at the Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, followed by concerts in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. The St Lawrence String Quartet also visits Hobart as part of Musica Viva’s CountryWide program, and finishes the tour with a special recital for the Amadeus Society.
As the Stanford University’s Ensemble In Residence the Quartet has significant teaching experience and so we’re pleased that members of the Quartet will be giving masterclasses in Brisbane on Tuesday 17 April and in Melbourne on Wednesday 25 April. Diana Doherty is also giving a masterclass on 25 April in Perth. And as usual, the musicians will be involved in Meet the Artist Q&As and CD signings after selected concerts.
For now, though, we’ll leave you with a little taste of the tour program: Matthew Hindson speaking about his composition Rush. We hope to see you at one of the concerts!