The themes of love and death run through this programme and are revealed in Wagner’s dramatic Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. In a new arrangement by Bernard Rofe, the soloistic qualities of the piano quartet reveal a new perspective on Wagner’s vision.
Composed at the age of 16, Mahler’s Piano Quartet in A minor
was an example of things to come.
The ensemble will premiere Lachlan Skipworth’s Piano Quartet, a synthesis of Japanese tonal colours set in a uniquely Australian landscape, in which the piano quartet is re-invented in an innovative and evolving contemporary canvas.
Sydney violinist and APQ Emerging Artist Anna Da Silva Chen joins the ensemble for Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E flat major Op. 44.
The Australian Piano Quartet, comprising violinist Rebecca Chan, viola player James Wannan, cellist Thomas Rann and pianist Daniel de Borah is resident at the University of Technology, Sydney. They have recently performed at Melbourne Recital Centre and Queensland Music Festival, performed live on BBC Radio 3, the Helpmann Awards and made their debut at the Barbican Centre, London.