back to PD events

Masterclass with Takacs Quartet

Buy Tickets Explore the 2017 Season

14 Aug - 21 Aug 2017

Tak√°cs Quartet. Image: Keith Saunders.


Recognized as one of the world's great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire.Based in Boulder at the University of Colorado, the Takács Quartet performs ninety concerts a year worldwide, throughout Europe as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.

Takács Quartet will be presenting four masterclasses while on tour with Musica Viva. See below for details.

Masterclass with Andras Fejer

Takács Quartet cellist, Andras Fejer, leads this Masterclass, presented with Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.

Date: Monday 14 August
Time: 6.30pm-8pm
Venue: Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University
Tickets: $20 (Adults), $5 (Teachers/Students - at the door), Free for QLD Con students (ID required at the door)


Masterclass with Karoly Schranz

Violinist, Karoly Schranz, presents this string Masterclass.

Date: Thursday 17 August
Time: 11am-12.30pm
Venue: Schulz Building - Level 5 Recording Space, Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide
Tickets: $20 (Adults), $5 (Teachers/Students), Free for Elder Con students (ID required)


Masterclass with Edward Dusinberre

Edward Dusinberre leads this violin Masterclass at Sydney's Customs House.

Date: Friday 18 August
Time: 5.30pm-7pm
Venue: Barnet Long Room, Customs House, Circular Quay
Tickets: $20 (Adults), $5 (Teachers/Students)


Masterclass with Geraldine Walther

Join Takács Quartet's violist, Gerladine Walther, in this Masterclass, presented with ANAM.

Date: Monday 21 August
Time: 5pm-7pm
Venue: ANAM, South Melbourne Town Hall
Tickets: $20 (Adults), $5 (Teachers/Students), Free for ANAMates (ID required)



Attend a Musica Viva Masterclass and witness talented young music students being mentored by the world's finest chamber musicians. Each Masterclass is conducted by an international touring artist and offers a unique perspective on music interpretation, technique and performance. The masterclass program provides students, music teachers and audiences of all ages with an entertaining and enriching learning experience.

Musica Viva's Masterclass program is supported by principal patrons Stephen Johns & Michele Bender, the Sydney Conservatorium Association (NSW), Lyn Hamill & Ian Dover (Queensland), Wesfarmers Arts (Western Australia), Anonymous Donor (South Australia), and Mary Turner OAM (Newcastle).

Adelaide masterclass presented in partnership with Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide, Brisbane masterclass presented with Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith Univerity, Melbourne masterclass presented in partnership with ANAM, Sydney masterclass presented with support from City of Sydney.

Buy Tickets Explore the 2017 Season

Event Dates

  • Brisbane 14 Aug 2017 6:30 PM
  • Adelaide 17 Aug 2017 11:00 AM
  • Sydney 18 Aug 2017 5:30 PM
  • Melbourne 21 Aug 2017 5:00 PM


Adelaide Elder Hall, Elder Conservatorium
Brisbane Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Queensland Conservatorium
Melbourne ANAM, South Melbourne Town Hall
Sydney Barnet Long Room, Customs House