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Renowned musical ensemble, Australia Quartet, will be performing in Brisbane on Saturday 8th March. Not for them are the hallowed halls of the more usual classical music performance spaces. They'll be reaching out to a wider audience with an exciting performance that even includes a world premiere at the showroom of Theme and Variations Piano Services in Newstead.
The concert is presented by DeClassified Music (DCM), an innovative live music series based in Newstead, Brisbane, that showcases high-quality and energetic performances by leading Australian musicians. In 2014 their six concert program embraces everything from Mozart to New Music, classical to jazz, and solos to septets in innovative & collaborative performances.
Australia Quartet kicks off the series with TRANSFIGURED NIGHT. This talented ensemble comprises four of Australia's most passionate and innovative chamber musicians, who have all been recipients of national and international music prizes. Featuring Evgeny Ukhanov on piano, Rebecca Chan on violin, James Wannan on viola and Thomas Rann on cello, Australia Quartet have given a number of critically-acclaimed performances around the country, and in 2015 they will be making their London debut at the Barbican Centre's much anticipated new Milton Court Concert Hall.
After their recent successful ensemble residency at the University of Technology in Sydney, 2014 sees them embarking on a series of cross-collaborative concerts throughout Australia, presenting both new and familiar works to the listening public.
The musical program for their Newstead appearance includes Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night) Op.4 arranged by Barton Staggs, Mozart's Piano Quartet in E flat and the world premiere of a work specially commissioned for Australia Quartet, written by Jack Symonds, one of Australia's leading composers.