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MELBOURNE MORNING MUSIC

MASTERS SERIES

March 2, 2021

Violist and Cellist of the Partridge String Quartet Eunise Cheng and Daniel Smith collaborate with violinist Madeleine Jevons from the Penny Quartet and Adam McMillan.

Schumann’s ‘year of chamber music’, 1842, yielded some of his most beloved works including the gorgeous and revolutionary Piano Quartet in E flat.


In the opening concert of Musica Viva’s 2021 Melbourne Morning Masters Season, rising pianist Adam McMillan joins members of the acclaimed Penny and Partridge quartets to perform this great Schumann masterwork alongside a crystalline piece for piano quartet by Australia’s Andrew Ford.

https://adammcmillan.com.au/

https://musicaviva.com.au/mcmillan-jevons-cheng-smith/

CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021

30th April - 9th May 2021

The Partridge String Quartet will perform at the 2021 Canberra International Music Festival's '... the idea of Vienna'

Festival performance highlights include:

Schubert String Quintet in C Major ft. Blair Harris

Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18 No. 1

Shaw 'Valencia' for String Quartet

Howard 'Armoured Faun' for String Quartet

https://cimf.org.au/

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PQ X PQ

May 29th, 2021

The Partridge Quartet is absolutely delighted to join forces with members of the dynamic Penny Quartet at Melbourne's Tempo Rubato for a stunning collection of String Quintet masterpieces.

From the Melbourne lockdowns of 2020 and the constant ever changing border restrictions, one very beautiful thing that came out of this was that we were still able make something positive happen and finish on a good note (literally!) last year.

The day we came out lockdown, Eunise and Daniel reached out to fellow Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) alumni colleagues- the fabulous Penny Quartet members Anthony Chataway and Madeleine Jevons who were also missing their respective quartet members around the country and world (Perth, Sydney, Munich and NZ!) to find a new way of filling our chamber music void.

https://www.pennyquartet.com/

https://www.temporubato.com.au/tempo-concerts/pqpq

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DEATH, LOVE & TROUBLE

June 17th, 2021

Bush Gothic and the Partridge String Quartet breathe new life into the Australian songbook.

With her ethereal voice and exquisite violin, Jenny M. Thomas is the enchanting new face of Australian folk music. Leading her band Bush Gothic and guest ensemble the Partridge String Quartet, Jenny dusts off traditional songs about bushrangers, dingoes and shipwrecks, fashioning them into dreamy chamber works of rebellious beauty. These familiar tunes have surely been sung countless times ‘round campfires and on the goldfields. They are now just as fitting for the concert hall. Bush Gothic trail a string of high profile international appearances behind them, having toured the most prestigious arts festivals across the world. BBC Music Magazine awarded the ensemble’s most recent album five stars and the individual band members regularly work with international stars such as Meow Meow, The Australian Chamber Opera and Circus Oz.

https://www.bushgothic.com/

https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2021/death-love-and-trouble/

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HAYDN & SCHUMANN 

MELBOURNE DIGITAL CONCERT HALL

July 21st, 2021

The Partridge String Quartet have established themselves as one of Australia’s most vibrant and exciting ensembles of their generation.


They are absolutely delighted to present, for their Melbourne Digital Concert Hall debut, a gorgeous and heartfelt program featuring Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ and Schumann’s third quartet, perfect music to warm you up in the middle of a chilly Melbourne winter.

https://melbournedigitalconcerthall.com/partridge-string-quartet-presents-haydn-schumann/

PARTRIDGE & COFFS HARBOUR

August 1st, 2021

The Partridge String Quartet returns to the stunning Coffs Harbour with an eclectic program and to collaborate with the talented Felix, violist and student of the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium of Music where they will premiere his first string quartet.

"For this work, I really wanted to push the boundaries of what string quartets were capable of, such as the dynamic levels, thickness in texture and harmonic layering (using lots of counterpoint and expanded chords). I was also greatly inspired by Bartok- especially his rhythmic devices, and Penderecki’s cool and dissonant harmonies." - Felix

https://www.coffscon.org.au/events/

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MUSIC MATINEE CONCERT SERIES

October 1st, 2021

more info coming soon...

https://www.musicmatinee.org/programme

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AWAKENING

October 14th, 2021

The Partridge String Quartet are delighted to be part of this curated series showcasing Ravel's string quartet at the exquisite Beleura House & Garden.

"The Partridge String Quartet (PSQ) are Musica Viva’s ‘Futuremakers’ ensemble in residence and are fast becoming a force within the Australian classical music scene. In their hands, Ravel’s celebrated String Quartet will be a thrilling finale to this series. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Caroline Shaw, offers a gorgeous evocation of the gardens of Dumbarton Oaks, a stunning historic estate in Washington DC. PSQ recently premiered the latest quartet of Melbourne’s own Richard Mills to open this colourful springtime program."


https://www.beleura.org.au/music/partridge-string-quartet-awakening/