Clayton Utz Partnership

Published On: Thu 29 September

Australian String Quartet celebrates new partnership with Clayton Utz

The Australian String Quartet – comprising violinists Dale Barltrop and Francesca Hiew, violist Stephen King and cellist Sharon Draper – is proud to mark the launch of its National Season 2017 by announcing a new partnership with leading law firm Clayton Utz. Performing in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, the ASQ’s National Season 2017 features masterpieces of the string quartet literature including Schubert, Dvorak, Bartok and Beethoven, set alongside a compelling selection of more recent works.

Being at the top of their fields is common to both organisations, with the partnership founded on a mutual passion for excellence and quality. It also repositions ASQ as an organisation that continues to attract support from partners which appreciate exceptional talent and the chance to connect others with it.

Nicholas Callinan, Chair, Australian String Quartet says, “The ASQ is delighted to welcome Clayton Utz as its new Touring Partner for New South Wales and Victoria. The partnership’s aims are to make the relationship mutually beneficial at several levels as we work together on innovative approaches to extend our engagement with Australian audiences.”

For Clayton Utz and its valued client network, the flagship arts partnership provides access, up close, to music-making of the highest international calibre while also providing opportunities to engage with the ASQ in a way that strengthens each organisation’s relationships.

Clayton Utz’ Bruce Cooper says he’s proud the firm can play a part in helping the ASQ continue to grow its presence nationally. “Dale, Francesca, Stephen and Sharon embody all of the qualities as performers that resonate with our values as a firm – confident, incisive, engaging, as well as being consummate professionals. We’re delighted to support the ASQ in bringing its unique talent to a wider audience and leading the way for new partnerships in the future.”

“For the ASQ, the Clayton Utz partnership is timely. In a world where arts organisations increasingly need diversified income revenue to be sustainable, this partnership plays a vital part in helping us achieve our artistic aspirations”, said Angelina Zucco, Chief Executive Officer, ASQ.