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A New Line-Up For The Australian String Quartet

The Australian String Quartet (ASQ) has announced the appointment of Dale Barltrop as first violin and Francesca Hiew as second violin who will join current quartet members, violist Stephen King and cellist Sharon Draper in 2016.  Brisbane-born Barltrop will continue his current position as Concertmaster for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and live in Australia year-round…

Changes In Store For The Australian String Quartet
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Changes In Store For The Australian String Quartet

  The Australian String Quartet (ASQ) will not continue in its current configuration beyond 2014  due  to  artistic differences. Along with performing an annual national concert series, the quartet is also Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Adelaide. After careful consideration, the Board of the ASQ has appointed violist Stephen King and cellist  Sharon Draper to lead  the quartet into the future. Chairman of the board Paul Clitheroe said “the ASQ’s  most  recent  performances  have been  truly exceptional  and  despite…

The Australian String Quartet presents ‘Debussy’
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The Australian String Quartet presents ‘Debussy’

The Australian String Quartet (ASQ) presents a program  they have called Debussy, centred around Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor and featuring as well, the music of Mendelssohn, Andrew Ford and Arvo Pärt. Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op.44 No.2, a work of dazzling string writing completed on the composer’s honeymoon, negotiates the fine line between the elegiac and…