I was fortunate enough to hear the Kelemen Quartet’s performance of Ross Edwards’ String Quartet no 3 in Newcastle. On meeting Ross Edwards, the group reportedly thanked him for writing them ‘great rhythms to play and beautiful lines to sing’. 408 more words
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The two main concerts on day 1 of NMD 2014 are lead by the renowned Arditti Quartet.
The Arditti’s are a world-class four piece, founded by Irvine Arditti in 1974. 361 more words
Wait this is actually so good.
Ákos Takács will replace the injured Dóra Kokas on cello for the remaining Kelemen Quartet Australian tour.
Takács has enjoyed a long and illustrious career which includes winning First Prize at the National Cello Competition, studying at Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, playing with the Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra for two years before joining the Auer Quartet, with who he has also received many awards and accolades. 46 more words
One man down but the heroic Hungarian’s don’t let that stop them.
City Recital Hall, Sydney
February 24, 2014
“Hungary is a landlocked country”. Thus spake Carl Vine in a concert preamble to explain the likely reason for the Kelemen Quartet heading straight for Manly Beach on arrival in Sydney – a trip that saw their cellist Dóra Kokas fracture her wrist as a result of a collision with a passing surfer. 719 more words