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Goldner String Quartet

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4 Nov 2020

2020 Sydney Morning Masters

Concluding the 2020 season, the last to be programmed by Carl Vine, it simply had to be the Goldners, Australia’s finest string quartet, celebrating their 25th anniversary. With no changes in membership during this time – an extraordinary achievement in itself – the Goldners bring an unmatched sense of togetherness to every phrase.

Their program includes a new short work for string quartet by rising Sydney composer Christine Pan, matched with the creative flair of middle-period Beethoven in his ‘Serioso’ Quartet, and the fresh, joyous, early quartet of a young Felix Mendelssohn, composed during his  first visit to England.


Dene Olding AM violin
Dimity Hall violin
Irina Morozova viola
Julian Smiles cello 


MENDELSSOHN String Quartet no 1 in E-flat major, op 12
Christine PAN New Work*
BEETHOVEN String Quartet  no 11 in F minor, op 95 ‘Serioso’

* Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Geoff Stearn

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Event Dates

Morning tea from 10am (included with ticket)
Concert at 11am for one hour


The Concourse
409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood NSW


Morning Masters Subscription: $235 (all 5 concerts)

Single tickets: $55 full price, Under 40's tickets available.

Avoid booking fees and book through Musica Viva Box Office, either online or by phone on 1800 688 482 (M-F, 9am-5pm AEDT).

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