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ABOUTDale Barltrop / violinFrancesca Hiew / violinChristopher Cartlidge / violaMichael Dahlenburg / celloInstrumentsManagementPatron and Board
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THE ARTAMIDAE QUARTET PRESENTED BY THE AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET PERFORM TWO OF BEETHOVEN’S EARLY STRING QUARTETS—WORKS WHICH DISPLAY THE COMPOSER’S MASTERY AND PROGRESSION OF THE CLASSICAL STYLE ESTABLISHED BY HIS FAMED PREDECESSORS, HAYDN AND MOZART
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Op. 18 string quartets stand as a testament to his mastery of the genre and his bold departure from classical conventions. They represent a bridge between the classical style of Haydn and Mozart and the revolutionary spirit of his later works.
String Quartet in G Major, Op.18 No.2 possesses a youthful spirit containing undercurrents of the musical innovations the composer was on the cusp of realising. It is a work of witty exchanges, intertwining themes, and playful conversation between the four instruments.
String Quartet in C minor, Op.18 No.4 is, in contrast to the G Major, a work of greater emotional depth. Dramatic gestures, turbulent emotions, and introspective explorations of the melancholy are juxtaposed against moments of playful respite and spirited triumph.
ABOUT THE ARTAMIDAE QUARTET
Established in 2018 at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU), the Artamidae String Quartet has gone on to win numerous awards including the Ross Peters 4MBS Chamber Music Prize and the 2021 ANAM Obligato Chamber Music Prize.
They have performed in masterclasses with members from the Borodin, Emerson, New Zealand and Australian String Quartets and are currently continuing their studies at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), where they are mentored by Caroline Henbest, Dr Robin Wilson, Sophie Rowell and Howard Penny. In 2023 they performed in the ANAM Quartetthaus season at the Melbourne Museum.
BEETHOVENString Quartet in G Major, Op.18 No.2
BEETHOVENString Quartet in C minor, Op.18 No.4
ARTAMIDAE QUARTETDonica Tran – violinFiona Qiu – violinHarry Swainston – violaNadia Barrow – cello
This activity is supported by the Aldridge Family Endowment and The Robert Salzer Foundation.
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