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Goldner String Quartet & Piers Lane

4 Apr - 23 Apr 2020

Important Concert Update

It is with great regret that Musica Viva announces the cancellation of next month’s tour with Piers Lane and the Goldner String Quartet, which was set to visit seven Australian cities from 4-23 April.

‘Our primary concern is always for the wellbeing of our patrons, artists and staff,’ says Musica Viva CEO Hywel Sims. ‘We’re following government advice closely and have made the difficult decision to cancel a tour with our close friends Piers Lane and the Goldner String Quartet.’

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to a concert again soon.

Goldner String Quartet & Piers Lane

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 Kairos 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

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

Piers Lane at Steinway - Rach 3, Mozart etc.

Event Dates


Please contact Musica Viva Patron Services to arrange one of the following:

  • Receive a full refund
  • Exchange your tickets to another concert later this year
  • Receive a credit to use for a future concert (valid for 2 years)

You may also consider donating the value of your ticket to Musica Viva and receive a tax receipt. Musica Viva is a registered charity and all donations over $2 are tax deductable.

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