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Skride Piano Quartet

2 Nov - 19 Nov 2019

2019 international concert season

A new classical supergroup of four leading European soloists, the Skride Piano Quartet is sweeping through the northern hemisphere like a breath of fresh air – and is now bringing its dazzling energy to Australia. Sisters, soloists and regular duo partners, Baiba and Lauma Skride sought out two of their favourite chamber music colleagues in Lise Berthaud and Julian Steckel.

Piano quartets are less often heard than piano trios, but the simple addition of a rich-toned viola seems to inspire composers to create music of outstanding lyricism. Together these stunning virtuosi play with an exhilarating sense of joy, mutual respect and endless invention.

Baiba Skride violin
Lise Berthaud viola
Julian Steckel cello
Lauma Skride piano 


Newcastle, Perth, Sydney weekday, Melbourne weekday, Hobart

MOZART Piano Quartet no 1 in G minor, K478
Graeme KOEHNE New Work* (World Premiere)
R STRAUSS Piano Quartet in C minor, op 13


Adelaide, Sydney weekend, Canberra, Melbourne weekend

BEETHOVEN Piano Quartet no 1 in E-flat major, WoO 36
Graeme KOEHNE New Work* (World Premiere)
BRAHMS Piano Quartet no 1 in G minor, op 25

*Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Tom Breen and Rachael KohnAustralia by Tom Breen and Rachael Kohn

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.

Newcastle 2 Nov - 6.45pm, Conservatorium Room 102 (follow the signs)
Sydney 4 Nov - 6.15pm, Function Room Level 1
Adelaide 7 Nov - 6.45pm, Prince Alfred Room
Sydney 9 Nov - 1.15pm, Function Room Level 1
Perth 12 Nov - 6.45pm, Corner Stage Riverside, Terrace level
Canberra 14 Nov - 6.15pm, Athenaeum (Foyer)
Melbourne 16 Nov - 6.15pm, Boardroom, Level 2
Tuesday 19 Nov - 6.15pm, Boardroom, Level 2


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

Newcastle 2 Nov - Post concert, Foyer
Sydney 4 Nov - Post concert, Foyer.
Adelaide 7 Nov - Post concert, Foyer
Melbourne 16 Nov - 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 9 Nov - Post concert, Function Room Level 1
Perth 12 Nov - Post concert, Corner Stage Riverside, Terrace level
Canberra 14 Nov - Post concert, Athenaeum (Foyer)
Tuesday 19 Nov - Post concert, Foyer


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