In a rare treat for Sydney music-lovers, the Goldner String Quartet will present two 2013 concerts in association with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in the intimate surrounds of the historic Verbrugghen Hall. The first of these performances, 7.30pm Wednesday 29 May, features the rare melodic beauty of Szymanowski’s String Quartet No. 1, before moving to the remarkable 4th string quartet of Shostakovich, and ending with Dvořák’s much-loved String Quartet No. 12 ‘American’.
The Goldner String Quartet’s on-going commitment to developing the next generation of Australian musicians has seen them mentor chamber music groups for AYO, ANAM, and Musica Viva. Prior to each performance, the Quartet will coach chamber music students in a seminar situation, and will work with composition students in a composer/performer workshop later in the year.
Karl Kramer, Dean of the Conservatorium said “Links with the profession are an integral part of developing the excellence and artistry of aspiring musicians and composers. I could not be more pleased that in working with the Goldner String Quartet, our students will have the opportunity to learn from with artists of this calibre.”