Second in the Musica Viva Armidale Concert Series for 2013 is the Elias String Quartet. The Quartet brings together together their diverse cultures, languages and musical interests to create a dramatic and satisfying whole. In this triumphant return tour of Australia they present two revered staples of the quartet repertoire alongside a highly anticipated world premiere from composer Matthew Hindson, inspired by the movement and energy of light.
The Elias String Quartet take their name from Mendelssohn’s oratorio, Elijah, of which Elias is in its German form, and have quickly established themselves as one of the most intense and vibrant quartets of their generation. They perform around the world, collaborating with many different artists. The Quartet was formed in 1998 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where they worked closely with the late Dr. Christopher Rowland. They also spent a year studying at the Hochschule in Cologne with the Alban Berg quartet. Other mentors in the Quartet’s studies include Hugh Maguire, György Kurtág, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Henri Dutilleux and Rainer Schmidt.
Musica Viva Armidale
- Date: August 17, 2013
- Venue: Armidale Town Hall