Intimate Beethoven: Elder Mini-Festival – Adelaide

Thursday 23 April
Elder Hall, University of Adelaide

Welcome to the inaugural Elder Mini-Festival, Intimate Beethoven.

Across this multi-day event, the Australian String Quartet celebrates Beethoven’s masterful chamber music alongside the artistic riches of the Faculty of the Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide, including the Seraphim Trio, Lucinda Collins, Konstantin Shamray and Anna Goldsworthy.


10:30am – Masterclass
A free, public masterclass featuring the Australian String Quartet and local students exploring selected movements from Beethoven’s string quartets.

1:10pm – Concert
Beethoven Bagatelles, Op. 119 (selection)
Konstantin Shamray, piano
Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 Spring
Francesca Hiew, violin
Lucinda Collins, piano

3:00pm – Public Forum
David Malouf on Late Style
Join us for a free public lecture by writer and virtuoso late stylist, David Malouf exploring the quality of lateness in Beethoven’s third period. Hosted by acclaimed pianist and memoirist Dr Anna Goldsworthy. Presented in collaboration with the JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice.

7:00pm – Concert
Seraphim Trio & Australian String Quartet
Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in D major, Op. 12
Beethoven String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Photo: Shane Reid