Penny Quartet

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Penny Quartet

Masterpieces by Bartók and Haydn bookend the Penny Quartet’s Viva Edge offering, providing a study in contrasts. Where Bartók’s Fourth String Quartet has a muscular, driving power, Haydn’s String Quartet in F Major is a diaphanous beauty, akin to a serenade. Both are unforgettable, especially when played by such vibrant musicians.

Event partner: Fed Square

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HAYDN String Quartet in F Major, Op. 50, No. 5 ‘The Dream’
Manduway DUTTON Afternoon Light*
BARTÓK String Quartet No. 4 in C Major

*World premiere performance

Manduway Dutton

Manduway Dutton is a Gumbaynggirr and Barkindji man from Grafton in NSW. A pianist, composer, didgeridoo player and singer/songwriter, Manduway completed an Advance Diploma in the Performing Arts at the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts in 2014. In 2016 he went on to complete a Bachelor of Music degree (specialisation jazz and pop) at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music where he majored in piano.

In 2022 Manduway wrote and performed his original composition Thoughtless dreams for didgeridoo and string quartet at the Coffs Harbour Chamber Music Festival alongside the Australian String Quartet.

He has been engaged for events including Dark Mofo, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Boomerang Festival, and Sydney Opera House’s Homeground Festival.

Manduway’s new work will be premiered by the Penny Quartet for Viva Edge.

Event and Ticketing Details

Dates & Times

Melbourne   5 September 11am


The Edge, Fed Square

Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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