Performing live across the country again

Published On: Mon 22 March

We are thrilled to be performing live across Australia for the first time in over 12 months!

February 2020 was the last time the Australian String Quartet toured the country. Now that domestic travel is becoming more accessible, we are so excited to be getting back to touring, this time with a guest artist and two monumental programs.

Our program in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Canberra includes masterworks by Felix Mendelssohn, Béla Bartók and Pavel Fischer. Recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey joins us for concerts in Melbourne and Perth to perform a program that includes works by Australian composers Elena Kats-Chernin and a world-premiere by Lachlan Skipworth.


“I’m very excited to be playing not one but two glorious Australian works with the wonderful musicians of the ASQ. Being able to perform this gorgeous program in both Perth, Lachlan Skipworth’s home town, and Melbourne, my home town, only makes it even more special.” Guest artist Genevieve Lacey.

This will also be your chance to farewell long-time ASQ Viola Stephen King, who steps into the new role of ASQ Director of Learning and Engagement, in the second half of this year.


“I’m really looking forward to performing these exciting programs with the Quartet around the country. It is the perfect balance of old and new music on my farewell.” ASQ Viola, Stephen King.

ASQ in Concert: Bartók Mendelssohn Fischer
Béla Bartók, String Quartet no 3
Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet no 1 in E flat major op 12
Pavel Fischer, String Quartet no 3 Mad Piper

Adelaide – Monday 24 May, Adelaide Town Hall
Brisbane – Friday 18 June, State Library of Queensland (Edge Auditorium)
Canberra – Thursday 3 June, National Gallery of Australia (James O Fairfax Theatre)
Sydney – Monday 7 June, Sydney Opera House (Utzon Room)

ASQ in Concert with Genevieve Lacey
Elena Kats-Chernin, Re-Inventions (excerpts)
Felix Mendelssohn, String Quartet no 1 in E flat major op 12
Lachlan Skipworth, Quintet for Bass Recorder and Strings (World Premiere)
Pavel Fischer, String Quartet no 3 Mad Piper

Perth – Sunday 30 May, Heath Ledger Theatre
Melbourne – Tuesday 1 June, Melbourne Recital Centre (Elisabeth Murdoch Hall)

Tickets on sale from 24 March 2021