The conductor Jeffrey Tate once described the string quartet as ‘the most perfect expression of human behaviour’. Composers from Haydn to Adès have revelled in this most intimate and virtuosic of musical forms, awed by the sight of four musicians moving across a tightrope at speed. The four young musicians that make up the Vision String Quartet add one extra element to this dextrous feat: they perform everything from memory. This prizewinning Berlin-based quartet has gathered fans aplenty across Europe since forming in 2012, and here makes its thrilling Australian debut.
Prelude, B. 63
String Quartet No. 4 in C major, Sz. 91
String Quartet No. 13 in G major, Op. 106
Amazingly vivacious, vivid and electrifying… completely fearless.
Musica Viva Tasmania acknowledges and pays respect to the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional and original owners, and continuing custodians of this land on which we gather today and acknowledges Elders — past and present.