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Goldner String Quartet & Piers Lane

4 Apr - 23 Apr 2020

2020 International Concert Season

These are concerts of masterpieces, performed by masterly artists the equal of any in the world. Australia's most recognised and beloved pianist, Piers Lane, joins his dear friends the Goldner String Quartet in a national tour that marks the quartet's 25 years of musical brilliance. This quintessence of musical royalty plays with unprecedented cohesion and authority, drawn 
from decades of recordings and performances together. 
The Goldners add a new chapter to their storied history of premiering Australian quartets, with a fresh work from Jakub Jankowski. Korngold’s expertise with vocal lines is exquisitely applied to his op 15 piano quintet: its expansive slow movement is based on one of his ‘Songs of Farewell’. Friends praised Brahms’ famous op 34 quintet as 'beautiful beyond words'. Program Two features Elgar’s Quintet, a rare chance to hear his piano-writing. Composed just after the Great War, he acknowledged its nostalgic, retro quality: ‘It is full of golden sounds and I like it. But you must not expect anything violently chromatic or Cubist.’ Dvorˇák’s popular ‘American’ Quartet blends New World birdsong with Old World melody. 

Dene Olding Violin
Dimity Hall Violin
Irina Morozova Viola
Julian Smiles Cello
Piers Lane Piano


Adelaide, Melbourne Weekday, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney Weekend

KORNGOLD Piano Quintet in E major, op 15
JANKOWSKI String Quartet no 1 World Premiere*
BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor, op 34


Brisbane, Melbourne Weekend, Sydney Weekday

JANKOWSKI String Quartet no 1 World Premiere*
DVOŘÁK String Quartet no 12 in F major, op 96 ‘American’      
ELGAR Piano Quintet in A minor, op 84

*Commissioned for Musica Viva by the Adelaide Commissioning Circle. 

Program Timings

Program 1 - 113 min
Program 2 - 108 min

Join us at every concert for exclusive experiences including pre-concert talks to enhance your concert experience, as well as the chance to meet your favourite artists.


Prior to the concert, join fellow music lovers in this fascinating pre-concert talk and discover some of the intricate moments within the concert program.

Sydney 4 Apr – 1.15pm, Function Room Level 1
Perth 6 Apr – 6.45pm, Corner Stage Riverside, Terrace level 2
Brisbane 8 Apr – 6.30pm, Boardroom
Adelaide 16 Apr – 6.45pm, Prince Alfred Room
Melbourne 18 Apr – 6.15pm, Boardroom, Level 2
Sydney 20 Apr – 6.15pm, Function Room Level 1
Melbourne 21 Apr – 6.15pm, Boardroom, Level 2
Newcastle 23 Apr – 6.45pm, Conservatorium Room 102 (follow the signs)


Immediately following the performance, CDs will be available for purchase, which the group will be happy to sign.

Perth 6 Apr - Post concert, Foyer
Adelaide 16 Apr - Post concert, Foyer
Melbourne 18 Apr - Post concert, Foyer
Sydney 20 Apr - Post concert, Foyer
Newcastle 23 Apr - Post concert, Foyer


Immediately following the performance, join the group for an entertaining and light-hearted Meet the Artist session. Come with any questions you may have! 

Sydney 4 Apr - Post concert, Function Room Level 1
Brisbane 8 Apr - Post concert, Foyer
Melbourne 21 Apr - Post concert, Foyer

SCULTHORPE "Quamby Bluff" - Peter Sculthorpe with the Goldner String Quartet

Piers Lane at Steinway - Rach 3, Mozart etc.

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