Avi Avital & Giocoso String Quartet

Musica Viva

Avi Avital & Giocoso String Quartet

A solo superstar, an award-winning quartet, and music for the heart and the mind. Avi Avital is a ground-breaking virtuoso of the mandolin. Able to move easily between foot-stomping folk dances and filigree Baroque concertos, his performances challenge people’s perceptions of his instrument and are celebrated for an all-embracing stage presence. Here, these bright yet intimate sounds are a perfect foil for the warm strings of the Giocoso Quartet. As winners of the Musica Viva and Audience prizes at the 2015 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, their zesty, characterful playing has helped them steadily build a reputation through Europe and Asia.

Together, this unusual combination demands fascinating repertoire. This includes two works written for Avi: David Bruce’s tribute to the Celtic sun god, Cymbeline, and Elena Kats-Chernin’s new piece, sparkling with her trademark theatricality along with masterpieces by Bach and Schumann. 


Schumann String Quartet no 1 in A minor, op 41 no 1
Kats-Chernin Orfeo*
JS Bach Chaconne from Partita in D minor for violin, BWV1004
Bruce Cymbeline for mandolin and string quartet

*A world premiere commissioned for Musica Viva by Kim Williams AM

Duration: approximately 2 hours, including an interval 

Ticket Info

A Reserve

Standard $113
Concession $98
City Recital Hall Member $101.70
Under 40 $40
Under 30 $30

B Reserve

Standard $79
Concession $69
City Recital Hall Member $71.70
Under 40 $40
Under 30 $30

C Reserve

Standard $53
Concession $46
City Recital Hall Member $47.70
Under 40 $40
Under 30 $30

A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6.60, Phone $8.25.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.

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Details are correct at time of publication