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A new classical supergroup of four leading European soloists, the Skride Piano Quartet is sweeping through the northern hemisphere like a breath of fresh air – and is now bringing its dazzling energy to Australia. Sisters, soloists and regular duo partners, Baiba and Lauma Skride sought out two of their favourite chamber music colleagues in Lise Berthaud and Harriet Krijgh.

Piano quartets are less often heard than piano trios, but the simple addition of a rich-toned viola seems to inspire composers to create music of outstanding lyricism. Together these stunning virtuosi play with a palpable sense of joy, mutual respect and endless invention.

Beautifully played, with a sometimes very spicy tempo…

NRC Handelsblad (Netherlands)

Details are correct at time of publication

  • Program One - Monday 4 November 7pm

    Mozart
    Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, K478
    Graeme Koehne
    New Work* (World Premiere)
    Strauss
    Piano Quartet in C minor

    Program Two - Saturday 9 November 2pm

    Beethoven
    Piano Quartet No.1 in E-flat major, Op.36
    Graeme Koehne
    New Work* (World Premiere)
    Brahms
    Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25

    *Commissioned for Musica Viva

  • Violin
    Baiba Skride
    Viola
    Lise Berthaud
    Cello
    Harriet Krijgh
    Piano
    Lauma Skride