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As we draw closer to our 40th anniversary, the Australian String Quartet proudly continues its mission to create unique, intimate and thought-provoking live concert experiences. In 2023 we will be touring a wonderfully diverse repertoire that genuinely excites us. Our two tour programs, Utopias and Florescence, include music by Mozart, Haydn, Dvořák, Shostakovich, Purcell, Thomas Adès and Australian composer Justin Williams. Alongside this, our flagship festival offerings return—the Margaret River Weekend of Music, the New Zealand Festival of Music and our Dunkeld Festival of Music.
Throughout the year, we will continue exploring Beethoven’s sublime late quartets and to champion Australian artists in new projects and commissions. Through our concerts, residencies and bespoke festivals across Australia and New Zealand, we have an exciting year of music in store for you.
Whether in the concert hall, in one of our intimate concert experiences or in the comfort of your living room, we invite you to join us in 2023.
We look forward to sharing incredible musical experiences with you in the new year.
Dale, Francesca, Christopher and MichaelCo-Artistic Directors, Australian String Quartet
Book before Tue 31 Jan 2023 to enjoy 10% off all full priced tickets with our Early Bird booking period for our two tour programs in 2023—Utopias and Florescence.
Enter worlds of fantastical visions, personal revelation, and quiet hope for the spirit of mankind.
MOZARTString Quartet No.15 in D minor, K.421
SHOSTAKOVICHString Quartet No.9 in E-flat Major, Op.117
Perth | Wed 10 May | Book NowCanberra | Sun 14 May | Book NowMelbourne | Mon 15 May | Book NowSydney | Thu 18 May | Book NowBrisbane | Fri 19 May | Book NowAdelaide | Mon 22 May | Book Now
A joyous celebration of the string quartet across continents and contexts.
JUSTIN WILLIAMSMovement for String Quartet
HAYDNString Quartet in B minor, Op.33 No.1
PURCELLFantasia No.6 in F Major, Z.737
DVOŘÁKString Quartet No.14 in A-flat Major, Op.105
Canberra | Sun 23 Jul | Book NowSydney | Thu 27 Jul | Book NowPerth | Mon 31 Jul | Book NowAdelaide | Thu 17 Aug | Book NowBrisbane | Thu 19 Oct | Book NowMelbourne | Mon 30 Oct | Book Now
Our bespoke festival offerings are the ultimate musical experience. Indulge in days spent enjoying the finest music for string quartet, set against some of the most breathtaking landscapes Australia and New Zealand have to offer.
Three days of music and hospitality in Victoria’s stunning Southern Gramians from the ASQ and guest artists—cellist Timo-Veikko Valve and violist Stefanie Farrands.
Festival one | Fri 31 Mar—Sun 2 AprFestival two | Sun 2—Tue 4 Apr
A weekend of fine music, sumptuous food and wonderful wine set amongst the vineyards of Voyager Estate, Vasse Felix, Cape Mentelle and Leeuwin Estate in one of Western Australia’s most iconic coastal regions. Clarinettist Ashley Smith joins the ASQ as the guest artist for this festival.
Fri 24—Sun 26 Nov
The arresting vistas of Queenstown and its surrounds on New Zealand’s southern island burst to life with two days of incredible music making.
Sat 2—Sun 3 Dec
Bookings and enquiries can be made online or by phoning 1800 040 444 during business hours. You may also email [email protected] at any time.
Please note that the ASQ office will be closed for the festive season between Thu 22 Dec—Mon 9 Jan and any inquiries during this time will be responded to upon office reopening.
The Australian String Quartet acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and Owners of the lands on which we work and live across Australia. We pay our respects to Elders of the past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land and their continued living culture.
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