The secret behind the enduring love affair between this world-renowned ensemble and its Australian public is both the simplest and hardest thing about chamber music: the interplay between four very different creative personalities. Hear the Takács Quartet meld their sound into amazing unity in classics by Haydn, Beethoven and Dvorák, and a world premiere by Carl Vine.

Commitment, precision, and sparkle

The Boston Globe

PROGRAM ONE

(Canberra, Perth, Melbourne Weekend, Newcastle, Sydney Weekday)
HAYDN
String Quartet in D minor, op 76 no 2 ‘Fifths’
VINE String Quartet No 6 (World Premiere)*
BEETHOVEN String Quartet no 12, op 127

PROGRAM TWO

(Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne Weekday, Sydney Weekend) 
HAYDN
String Quartet in D major, op 76 no 5 ‘Largo’
VINE String Quartet No 6 (World Premiere)*
DVOŘÁK String Quartet no 14, op 105

*This work was commissioned for Musica Viva Australia with support from Michael and Frédérique Katz, The Seattle Commissioning Club, and Carnegie Hall.

EDWARD DUSINBERRE violin
KÁROLY SCHRANZ violin
GERALDINE WALTHER viola
ANDRÁS FEJÉR cello

CONCERT DATES

Perth 10 August 7:30pm
Melbourne 12 August 7:00pm
Brisbane 15 August 7:00pm
Adelaide 17 August 7:30pm
Sydney 19 August 2:00pm
Melbourne 22 August 7:00pm
Canberra 24 August 7:00pm
Newcastle 26 August 7:30pm
Sydney 28 August 7:00pm

VENUE & ACCESSIBILITY

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