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Karin Schaupp & Flinders Quartet


Karin Schaupp & Flinders Quartet

  • Date: Thursday, 24 February 2022, 7pm
  • Venue: Llewellyn Hall ANU School of Music — School of Music, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
  • Tickets: Adult: $56 - $106 | Concession: $49 - $93 | Under40 (ID req.): $40 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Once in a while a collaboration reaches the heart of why we make music. This concert honours such a collaboration, built on friendship and love.

Composer Carl Vine was for two decades Musica Viva Australia’s Artistic Director. In 2019 Paul Kildea assumed the mantle, and for this concert asked his predecessor to create a new work for a much-admired soloist and string quartet, commissioned by a longstanding subscriber wishing to immortalise the joyous memory of her late daughter.

Classical guitarist Karin Schaupp will premiere this celebration of life and music. Joining the award-winning soloist on stage is the renowned Flinders Quartet, which embarks on its first national tour since welcoming Wilma Smith as second violin.

The concert includes Imogen Holst’s moving Phantasy Quartet, Southern Cross Dreaming by Australia’s Richard Charlton, and deliciously contrasting works for guitar and strings from three very different Italians, ending with two movements from Boccherini’s fiery Fandango, a work they recorded in 2010 for ABC Classics.

This special program captures the spirit of works rarely heard but exceedingly inspired – all carrying the passion, artistry and friendship that characterise Musica Viva Australia’s concerts.


CARULLI Guitar Concerto, Op. 8 (c. 1809)
CHARLTON Southern Cross Dreaming (2007)
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO Quintet, Op. 143, for Guitar & String Quartet (1950)
VINE Endless for Guitar & String Quartet (2021)*
I HOLST Phantasy Quartet (1928)
BOCCHERINI Guitar Quintet No. 4: Grave and Fandango (1798)

*World premiere performances. Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Kathryn Bennett.

Adelaide: Presented in association with the Adelaide Festival.

Melbourne: Saturday 5 March is a Graeme Watson Tribute Concert

Hobart: Presented by Musica Viva Tasmania

Cowra: Presented by the Cowra Civic Centre in association with Musica Viva Australia as part of its Regional Touring program.

Featured non-Australian music: Carulli, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Imogen Holst, Boccherini

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Endless : guitar with string quartet by Carl Vine — World premiere
— performed by Flinders Quartet and Karin Schaupp

Featured artists

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