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Penny Quartet

A new string quartet voice

“...the members of this quartet were uncommonly well matched: a feature of their ensemble playing that became increasingly satisfying...”

Amy Brookman violin

Madeleine Jevons violin

Anthony Chataway viola

Jack Ward cello

The Penny Quartet are an exciting new addition to Australian chamber music-making, rapidly gaining a reputation as a fresh interpretative voice with drive and passion. Founded in early 2014 at the Australian National Academy of Music, the Quartet has been ensemble in residence at the Four Winds Festival, made their international debut as at the St Lawrence String Quartet seminar at Stanford University, California and been presented at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Alongside a love for the core string quartet repertoire, the Penny Quartet are motivated by an urge to explore less charted territory including working with new compositional voices and contemporary artists across art forms.



In Odyssey, the Penny Quartet immerses us in the world of the string quartet, with an iconic work from the father of the string quartet, Joseph Haydn, an energetic masterpiece from Sergei Prokofiev and a piece composed specifically for the group by Melbourne-based multi award-winning pianist/composer Joseph O'Connor.

SVEN-TÜÜR String Quartet "In memoriam Urmas Kibuspuu" 

HAYDN String Quartet in C Major op 76 no 3 “The Emperor”


O'CONNOR Vignettes

PROKOFIEV String Quartet no 1

Performance length: 80 mins (with interval)

Technical specifications

4 x musicians chairs

4 x wire music stands


June and August

Book Artist

Travel to centres in regional NSW is subsidised through the support of Arts NSW. Musica Viva can book the artists, arrange all travel and accommodation, provide posters, flyers and program information.
If you are interested in bringing an ensemble to your town or city, please contact:

Sean Moloney

Artist Development Coordinator

[email protected]