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We know you are as eager as we are for concert

and creative activity to return in whatever capacity

possible. The discovery of new and old sounds,

living in the miraculous sound world of the string

quartet, and sharing great music seems needed now

more than ever before. Our motto has always been

“caring for tradition, daring to be different” and in

2022, we shall do just that. Over the last 18 months,

we undertook a full evaluation of our activity and

were so buoyed by the response from our audience.

“The Flinders Quartet are accessible musicians who

share their love and joy of music making with the

audience. I love the way that they have something

old and something new on each of their programs, so

you are always expanding your circle of knowledge.

I love the way that they celebrate Australian

composers and their New Composers Program.”

AUDIENCE MEMBER

In 2022, we complete our recording project of the

works for string quartet by Margaret Sutherland in

partnership with ABC Classic, undertake our first

national tour for Musica Viva Australia with dear

friend, Karin Schaupp (guitar), record for broadcast

no less than four new works by emerging and

established composers, continue our celebrated

Composer Development Program, continue our

role as Artistic Patrons of John Noble’s Quartet

Program, and commission seven new works to be

played alongside our beloved Beethoven, Brahms

and Haydn. To say we are excited for 2022 to begin

is quite the understatement!

Constantly evolving, we have begun work on our

new online string quartet hub, FQ Digital. It will be a

one-stop portal for you to enjoy our online content,

interviews, exploration into the music, curated

listening and viewing, and more. With a variety of

free and paid content, an FQ Digital subscription

will give you broad access like never before. Who

needs Netflix?!

We can’t wait to see you at a concert or through FQ

Digital in 2022.

Thibaud, Wilma, Helen and Zoe


“FQ is always moving forward. Whilst presenting classics from the

vast chamber music repertoire and exhibiting an exemplary standard

of playing they continue to bring new and exciting works to their

performances and this is giving the audience the best of both worlds.

It is really positive to see the way they encourage emerging and

established contemporary composers in a fully inclusive platform.”

AUDIENCE MEMBER

A NOTE FROM JULIAN BURNSIDE AO QC CHAIR OF THE FLINDERS QUARTET BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Flinders Quartet members are the eternal optimists. With every

obstacle placed in their way over the past 18 months (and there have

been many) they have turned most of the lemons into lemonade and

used the opportunities to challenge their artistic perceptions. As we

all step into 2022 in need of a little nurturing, FQ’s path forward

is one that surges ahead with finesse and determination. I am very

much looking forward to seeing you at FQ concerts in 2022 as we

celebrate FQ’s return to the concert stage with magnificent music. I

am most intrigued to hear how the five emerging composers respond

to Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue (Op. 133) in the final program with the

collection of commissioned Vignettes. While the Op. 133 is not my

favourite of the Beethoven Quartets, it is a piece that still astonishes

me today through 21st century Australian ears. Indeed, I believe the

late Beethoven quartets to be some of the best in all music history.


PRIMROSE POTTER SALON • MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE • SOUTHBANK

Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt St, Southbank

60 min programs, no interval

MONDAY 30 MAY, 11AM & 6PM

MONDAY 14 NOVEMBER, 11AM & 6PM

(co-presented with Melbourne Recital Centre)

Two Concert Subscriptions: Standard $68 / Concession $50

Single Tickets: Standard $40 / Concession $29 (transaction & delivery fees may apply)

Bookings: (03) 9699 3333 melbournerecital.com.au

MONTSALVAT • ELTHAM

7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham

60 min programs, no interval

SUNDAY 29 MAY, 2.30PM

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST, 2.30PM

SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER, 2.30PM

Three Concert Subscriptions: Standard $99 / Concession $78

Single Tickets: Standard $38 / Concession $29 (transaction & delivery fees may apply)

Bookings: (03) 9699 3333 melbournerecital.com.au

ST JOHN’S CHURCH • FLINDERS

King St, Flinders (Mornington Peninsula)

60 min programs, no interval

SATURDAY 28 MAY, 2.30PM

SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER, 2.30PM

Two Concert Subscriptions: $52

Single Tickets: $30 (transaction & delivery fees may apply)

Bookings: flindersquartet.com/tickets

or phone Wendy Avilov 0417 798 523 between the hours of 10am & 2pm, Monday to Friday


FQ DIGITAL

Become an FQ Digital subscriber to gain access to all online concerts, plus exclusive

subscriber-only content

$50 for 12-month access (transaction fees may apply)

Why not introduce FQ to a friend with an FQ Digital subscription? The perfect present!

For all other concert bookings & further information about

FQ’s 2022 programs & projects, please visit:

flindersquartet.com

FLINDERS QUARTET

PURPOSE

To challenge and champion

the role of the string quartet

in 21st century Australia.

VISION

An industry exemplar for

diversity, relevance and

masterful performance.

MISSION

To be the vanguard of artistic excellence &

generosity, championing art-form renewal,

community engagement, creative

and commercial vibrancy.


PROGRAM 1 • MAY 2022

[A LIFE’S WORK]

PROGRAM ( 60mins, no interval )

Guest Artist: ASHLYN TYMMS, MEZZO SOPRANO

CLARA SCHUMANN Op. 16 arranged for string quartet by Jessica Wells #

MELODY EÖTVÖS “Hope. Fear. Anything.” ^

MARGARET SUTHERLAND String Quartet No. 2 “Discussion”

KATY ABBOTT “Splitting the Ambivalence” *

# Commissioned by Flinders Quartet

^ Commissioned by John and Irene Garran

* Commissioned by Flinders Quartet with support from Kim Williams AM

ST JOHN’S CHURCH, FLINDERS SATURDAY 28 MAY, 2:30PM

MONTSALVAT BARN GALLERY SUNDAY 29 MAY, 2.30PM

PRIMROSE POTTER SALON, MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

MONDAY 30 MAY, 11AM & 6PM

FQ DIGITAL PREMIERING MONDAY 13 JUNE, 7.30PM

Subscribe to FQ Digital & enjoy an exclusive post-premiere online chat with members.

“(Their) commissioning of new works is ongoing and truly

part of their DNA not just part of their marketing.”

AUDIENCE MEMBER

Visit flindersquartet.com to find out about other regional and interstate performances of this

program, to learn more about this concert program and to find program notes and other content.


“After premiering “Hidden Thoughts II: Return to Sender” by Katy Abbott in 2020, we

knew she was the perfect person to explore and uncover Margaret Sutherland’s life

through a new song cycle using text from Margaret’s own letters and diaries.

Sutherland’s life story is extraordinary and she played a crucial role in the development of

Australia’s music scene. I wouldn’t be surprised if a movie is made soon!

Camille Claudel‘s life is already the subject of at least one film and as Rodin’s muse, her own

creativity was often overlooked. Using text in her native French from letters by Camille,

Melody Eötvös introduces Australian audiences to this very significant sculpteur.

It’s not the first time a string quartet has been used as a biographical tool (Smetana’s

“From My Life” being the obvious example) and I am thoroughly looking forward to

understanding these artists even more deeply through this project.”

THIBAUD PAVLOVIC-HOBBA, VIOLIN


“Of all the works we are playing in 2022, these quartets by Brahms and Haydn

need no introduction. For me, I can’t wait to sink into the sumptuous romanticism

and grandeur of Brahms and have fun with the ingenuity and wit of Haydn. What

better way to get through a Melbourne Winter! At this point in the year, look out for

concerts involving the Piruli Quartet. The winners of the Flinders Quartet prize for

the Musica Viva Strike a Chord competition, they are really magnificent players and

we’re looking forward to working with them and introducing them to you.”

HELEN IRELAND, VIOLA


PROGRAM 2 • AUGUST 2022

[BRAHMS AND HAYDN]

PROGRAM ( 60mins, no interval )

JOSEPH HAYDN String Quartet in A major, Op. 20, No. 6

JOHANNES BRAHMS String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11 with Piruli Quartet

MONTSALVAT UPPER GALLERY SUNDAY 7 AUGUST, 2:30PM

TEMPO RUBATO 34 Breese Street, Brunswick

MONDAY 8 AUGUST, 8PM

FQ DIGITAL PREMIERING MONDAY 22 AUGUST, 7.30PM

Subscribe to FQ Digital & enjoy an exclusive post-premiere online chat with members.

Visit flindersquartet.com to find out about other regional and interstate performances of this

program, to learn more about this concert program and to find program notes and other content.

SPECIAL EVENT AUSTRALIAN DIGITAL CONCERT HALL

TUESDAY 9 AUGUST, 7PM

JOSEPH HAYDN String Quartet in G major, Op. 64, No. 4 Piruli Quartet

JOHANNES BRAHMS String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1 Flinders Quartet

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11 Flinders Quartet & Piruli Quartet


PROGRAM 3 • NOVEMBER 2022

[BEETHOVEN AND THE VIGNETTES]

PROGRAM ( 60mins, no interval )

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 1 in F major, Op. 18, No. 1

Beethoven Vignettes:

NATALIE NICOLAS “Blue” ^^

NAOMI BROWN “Fractured Peace” ^

CLAIRE HIGGINS “Remnant #133” *

CLARE STRONG “Tribute to LvB” ^^^

CLAIRE L. FARRELL “fugue state” #

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN STRING QUARTET NO. 14 IN C SHARP MINOR, OP. 133

* Commissioned by Flinders Quartet with support from Richard Gubbins

# Commissioned by Flinders Quartet with support from Dimity Reed and Garry Joslin

^ Commissioned by Flinders Quartet with support from FQ Syndicate #1

^^ Commissioned by Flinders Quartet with support from FQ Syndicate #2

^^^ Commissioned by Flinders Quartet with support from FQ Syndicate #3

ST JOHN’S CHURCH, FLINDERS SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER, 2:30PM

MONTSALVAT BARN GALLERY SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER, 2.30PM

PRIMROSE POTTER SALON, MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

MONDAY 14 NOVEMBER, 11AM & 6PM

FQ DIGITAL PREMIERING MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER, 7.30PM

Subscribe to FQ Digital & enjoy an exclusive post-premiere online chat with members.

Visit flindersquartet.com to find out about other regional and interstate performances of this

program, to learn more about this concert program and to find program notes and other content.


“We wouldn’t want to hear all new works, or only the best-loved, familiar

works of the great names. Your balance is just right.”

AUDIENCE MEMBER

“Beethoven: the standard of greatness against which all composers since have measured themselves.

For any quartet player, coming back to Beethoven is always therapeutic, a spiritually nourishing

and technically strengthening homecoming and I can’t wait to get immersed in this program. It

encompasses a wide range of Beethoven’s output from one of his virtuosic Op. 18 set of six early

quartets to the iconic and fearsome Grosse Fugue from his Late Period. Originally written as the last

movement of his Op. 130 quartet, it took on a life of its own when Beethoven wrote an alternate last

movement for 130 and more importantly, because of its scale, drama, complexity and unrelenting,

uncompromising intensity - and it’s just as intense for the audience as it is for the performers.

What’s really special about this program, though, is the opportunity we’ve given to five young

composers to explore the Grosse Fugue and respond to it in their own way with tiny miniatures,

the exact opposite of the colossus before them. I’m intrigued to see what they come up with!”

WILMA SMITH, VIOLIN


FQ COMPOSER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Over the years, the pile of scores sent from composers grew exponentially and we were very conscious of

the fact that we could be missing some real gems by not playing them. We decided to devote specific time to

create our Composer Development Program and put out a national call for scores from emerging composers

(regardless of age) to be assessed anonymously. Since the inaugural program in 2016, we have been privileged

to discover some phenomenal talent.

Successful participants enjoy time with a composition mentor, workshops with the quartet, a studio recording

of their work and a live-streamed concert reaching national and international audiences.

We are delighted to announce that our 2022 composition mentor will be Dr Katy Abbott.

ALL EMERGING AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS ARE INVITED TO APPLY

Applications open: Tuesday 1 March, 2022

Deadline for submissions: Thursday 31 March, 2022 (5pm)

For full details including submissions T&Cs, visit flindersquartet.com/composer

Flinders is truly situated within the local Australian community commissioning Australian

composers and collaborating with Australian performers. It fosters connections across the

arts sector and between arts organisations and audiences.”

ELIZABETH SELLARS, MUSICIAN & COLLABORATOR

“(The Flinders Quartet) Composer Development Program has been well-conceived, with practical

outcomes and an influx of young & emerging composers travelling to Melbourne to take part in that.”

STUART GREENBAUM, COMPOSER & COLLABORATOR

The 2022 Composer Development Program concert will be live streamed on FQ Digital (free access), and a

limited number of tickets to attend the performance in person will also be available.

Program dates to be announced. Sign up to our e-news or follow us on social media for all of the latest news.


“It is with a great sense of pride that I look back on the number of composers we have

‘discovered’ since our Composer Development Program began in 2016. Matthew Laing (FQ CDP

2017), Natalie Nicolas (FQ CDP 2017 & 2019), Lee Bradshaw (FQ CDP 2020), and Ella Macens (FQ

CDP 2017), to name a few, are now represented by the Australian Music Centre and creating

multi-faceted careers for themselves. It is no exaggeration to say that the most exciting time

of year is when we get to open the scores & hear what these emerging composers have to say.

The process of learning about people through the music they write never gets old and we look

forward to the new collaborations and voices ahead.”

ZOE KNIGHTON, CELLO

MEET CLARE STRONG, FQ’S 2022-2023 EMERGING COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE

Clare has made quite an impression on us since her participation in our

2017 Composer Development Program. Clare will be writing a new work

commissioned by Julian Burnside AO QC to be premiered by FQ in a

future season.

Clare Strong (née Johnston) has composed works for some of Australia’s

leading performers and ensembles including: the Tasmanian Symphony

Orchestra, the Goldner String Quartet, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, PLEXUS

and Claire Edwardes among others. Clare has a Masters from the University of

Sydney and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Melbourne. Clare has

received a number of awards including the Doris Burnett Ford Scholarship,

the Esther Rofe Award and the David Henkels Award for Composition.


EDUCATION

FOOTSCRAY HIGH SCHOOL RESIDENCY

In 2019, we began our residency at Footscray High School and it was so successful, we were invited to

continue. Given that most composers reserve their most intimate utterances for chamber music, there are

many opportunities to explore themes that teenagers find relevant: love, oppression, exile, belonging with

students being encouraged to explore the music we play and respond in their chosen medium. (Dance,

drama, visual communication and art.) Exploring the music of Beethoven, Bach and the new generation

of composers through our vignette commissions, this program is inspiring, uplifting and introduces this

intimate world of music to a whole new audience.

The residency program allows for a “… real life exchange between people who are at the top of their game as

musicians and students who have not yet had a way to engage with the music that the Flinders Quartet play.”

PAUL DOOLEY, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AT FOOTSCRAY HIGH SCHOOL

JOHN NOBLE’S QUARTET PROGRAM (JNQP)

Since 2018, FQ have been Artistic Patrons of John Noble’s Quartet Program (JNQP), and now work with seven

regional Victorian ensembles from Mildura, Bairnsdale, Shepparton, Bendigo, Warrnambool, Traralgon and

Sunshine/Wyndham Vale. FQ presents side by side concerts and ongoing mentoring, culminating in a weekend

that brings all of the ensembles together in a true celebration of the chamber music collaborative spirit.

In 2022, we are launching the Mallee String Quartet as our regional string quartet in residence. Throughout

the year we will coach them, perform with them, and support them in serving the community of Mildura as

their very own established and accomplished string quartet.

“The biggest thing they (FQ) have done for me is in showing me the true joy of playing ensemble

music. They took me away from my fear and feelings of self-consciousness and showed me what

sharing music could really be. And they made our ensemble feel we were worthwhile and capable.

Such a gift and an incredible journey with them. And an honour.”

JOHN NOBLE’S QUARTET PROGRAM PARTICIPANT


STRIKE A CHORD MENTORSHIP

In 2021, we mentored the outstanding Cousin Quartet as winners of the Musica Viva Australia Strike a Chord

Flinders Quartet Prize’. It was incredibly inspiring for us to witness the joy and intense love for string

quartet playing at such an early stage in their careers.

“It was the most life changing and inspiring

experience. It really helped me to not only

understand, but really enjoy music.”

HANNA WALLACE

VIOLA, COUSIN QUARTET

“It was an amazing experience and I learned a

lot from the quartet not only from their playing

but also how well they worked together.”

DYLAN COLOMBIS

VIOLIN, COUSIN QUARTET

“One of the best moments of my life so far.

It completely changed my entire outlook on

music, and gave me a newfound passion

for a whole new world of music.”

JAMIE WALLACE

CELLO, COUSIN QUARTET

“It was such a joy to work with the Flinders

Quartet - an absolute privilege to be treated

as complete equals and colleagues rather than

students, and to be immersed in such a fun

and professional environment where

laughs are always welcome.”

BEATRICE COLOMBIS

VIOLIN, COUSIN QUARTET

In 2022, we mentor the Piruli Quartet from South Australia. Keep an eye out as we work with them throughout

the year and even invite them on stage with us for some of our performances.


FQ MARGARET SUTHERLAND FESTIVAL • VILLA ALBA

A concert in the historic rooms of Villa Alba, exploring the history surrounding this magnificent mansion and

the music of local icon, and Australian musical matriarch, Margaret Sutherland.

As we near the completion of our project to record the complete works for string quartet by Margaret

Sutherland for ABC Classic, we have prepared a unique audience experience, combining the history of this

magnificent and sometimes overlooked mansion with the music of a magnificent and overlooked composer.

Sutherland’s music is clever, intriguing, passionate and above all, enduring. The response to our mini

“Margaret Sutherland Festival” in 2021 was so positive with audience members delighting in her individual

musical voice.

Before each concert, a short introduction will provide insight into the history of the rooms and the many

lives of Villa Alba. If only those walls could talk.

VILLA ALBA, KEW (44 WALMER ST, KEW) SUNDAY 27 MARCH, 2PM & 5PM

PROGRAM ( 60mins, no interval )

MARGARET SUTHERLAND String Quartet No. 2

MARGARET SUTHERLAND Quintet for oboe & string quartet (with Ben Opie, oboe)

MARGARET SUTHERLAND Quartet for clarinet & string trio (with David Griffiths, clarinet)

Enjoy a glass of Delatite wine after the concert with the

musicians & the chance to explore the rest of the mansion.

Tickets: $30 (transaction fees may apply)

Capacity will be limited, ensure you book early.

Bookings: flindersquartet.com/tickets

or phone Wendy Avilov 0417 798 523

between 10am & 2pm, Monday to Friday.

FQ DIGITAL

This performance will be available online as part of FQ Digital, premiering

Monday 11 April, 7.30pm. Become an FQ Digital subscriber! Please check

flindersquartet.com for details.


NATIONAL TOURING

ON TOUR FOR MUSICA VIVA AUSTRALIA

Flinders Quartet is undertaking a national tour for Musica Viva Australia in 2022 with renowned guitarist

Karin Schaupp featuring a new guitar quintet by Carl Vine and the much-loved Boccherini “Fandango”.

TOURING FEBRUARY 24 - MARCH 12

Visit musicaviva.net.au for details

HIDDEN THOUGHTS II: RETURN TO SENDER

Following the staggering success of the online premiere in 2020 of Katy Abbott’s “Hidden thoughts II: Return

to Sender”, FQ is touring this monumental work to the Canberra International Festival of Music and MONA

in Hobart. Composed in 2020, this work for string quartet plus narrator and mezzo soprano uses text from

letters written by Australians to asylum seekers in Nauru and Manus Island. They were returned, unopened

to Julian Burnside and remained unread until Katy began the process of reading and collating the many

boxes of envelopes.

TOURING APRIL 30 TO MAY 7

Visit flindersquartet.com for details


SUPPORT FQ IN 2022 AND BEYOND

Immense thanks to everyone who has enabled us to

create and grow FQ over the past 21 years. We simply

wouldn’t be here without you!

As our vision grows, we welcome your support to

ensure that we can continue to thrive and embrace our

role as musical vanguards to cultivate a dynamic future

for Australian chamber music.

HOW CAN I DONATE?

Credit Card:

www.givenow.com.au/flindersquartet

Cheques payable: Flinders Quartet Inc. Development Fund

Direct Deposit:

Flinders Quartet Inc. Development Fund

NAB BSB: 083-636 Account: 84 464 4885

Please enter your surname in the reference field

To ensure your tax receipt for donations via cheque or

direct deposit is sent to the correct address, please fill

out the donation form available at:

flindersquartet.com/donate

Everyone’s circumstances are unique. You may not be

in a position to support the quartet at the moment but

would like to leave a legacy for future generations. If

you are considering leaving a gift in your will, please

contact us for a confidential discussion.

Wendy Avilov • Company Manager

wendy@flindersquartet.com • 0417 798 523

FIFTH STRING DONOR PROGRAM

Members of our Fifth String program are insightful

and passionate lovers of extraordinary chamber music.

They are a vital part of the FQ community, contributing

a profound appreciation of exceptional chamber music

and a deep commitment to the work we do.

Through their annual contribution of $1,000 or

more, Fifth String members provide the stability and

sustainability we need to flourish. This cherished

relationship allows FQ to pursue uncompromised

creative excellence and plan strategically for the

future.

We invite you to join our Fifth String program

to enjoy VIP events, newsletters, and exclusive

access to insights into the FQ creative process.

GIFT IN WILL

We are also grateful to those who have chosen to

share their love of Flinders Quartet with future

generations.

Leaving a gift in your will has a profound impact on

the quartet and provides long term sustainability,

ensuring that audiences will continue to enjoy

exceptional musical experiences for many years

to come. Thank you to those who have entrusted

us with their legacy.

FQ SYNDICATE

Being a part of the creation of new music is a

passion of ours and we know many of you would

love to be part of that process as well.

A new initiative in 2022 is our FQ Syndicate

with the aim of combining forces to enable the

commissioning of new works. The inaugural

campaign was for our vignette commission

project, featuring five exciting emerging

Australian voices.

In recognition of the fact that the joy of

commissioning a work is cost prohibitive for

many, the FQ Syndicate joins the forces of likeminded

lovers of chamber music who contribute

donations of $500 or above towards a specific

project.

Our 2022 FQ Syndicate focus is a new work by

Brenda Gifford.


CURRENT FIFTH STRING PATRONS

PLATINUM PATRONS $20,000+

Kaye Birks *

Julian Burnside AO, QC

Peter & Leila Doyle*

Carrillo Gantner AC & Ziyin Gantner

David Hamilton & Dorset Renewable Industries

GOLD PATRONS $10,000+

Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM

Kim Williams AM

Peter Kingsbury

Andrew Domasevicius-Zilinskas & Aida Tuciute

SILVER PATRONS $5,000+

Anthony Adair & Karen McLeod Adair

In memory of Maggie Dowling

John & Irene Garran

Linda Herd

Anonymous [2]

PATRONS CIRCLE $1,000+

Joanna Baevski

Esther & Brian Benjamin

Helen Brack

Di Bresciani

Elise Callander

Calvin Crisp

Sandra Dent

Sheela Edwards, Aurora Early Education

Morag Fraser

Kingsley Gee

Faye Goldsmith

Richard Gubbins

Robert Heathcote

Andrea Hull

Dr Garry Joslin & Prof Dimity Reed AM

Janet McDonald

Helen Murdoch

Baillieu Myer AC

Geoff & Jan Phillips

Ben Rimmer & Bronwen Hamilton

Philip Rounsevell & Nelson Estrella

Hywel Sims

Jane Smith

John Smyth

Dr Bruce & Mrs Leona Sterling

Mary Vallentine AO

John & Sue Warburton

Anonymous [1]

*Ongoing supporter of FQ musician ‘chair’

CURRENT FQ SYNDICATE SUPPORTERS

Brad & Maggie Robinson

Patricia Speck

Daniel Kirkham

Vivienne Reed

Elizabeth & Sam Golding

Helen Murdoch & Macedon Music

Geoffrey Hayes

Marion & Michael Webster

Peter Kingsbury

John & Sue Warburton

Nicholas Garnham

Mark Vendy

Linda Herd


LAUNCHING FQ DIGITAL

We are creating FQ Digital for you to experience great music at any time,

wherever you have internet, to act as your companion whenever you need

superb music. The hub will be easy to navigate and ready to supply you with

great string quartet music whether you are after relaxation, enjoyment,

intellectual stimulation, or specific research.

There will be free content with a back catalogue of Flinders Quartet

performances as well as content exclusive to our Digital Subscribers.

An annual subscription ($50) includes:

• Exclusive streamed concerts available on demand for up to 12 months -

enjoy the performances as many times as you wish

• Premiere screenings of concerts with online access to FQ members to

ask those burning questions

• A curated experience to help guide your exploration of composers,

specific works and performers, with explanations and playlists from FQ

members to help enhance your listening

• Interviews with composers and performers as part of FQ Discover in one

place, easy to navigate

INFO ON HOW TO SUBSCRIBE

• Go to flindersquartet.com

• Click on FQ Digital

• Create your own log in details

• Enjoy the content!


READY TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS?

MELBOURNE RECITAL

CENTRE TICKETING

To purchase tickets for the concerts

listed below, please visit Melbourne

Recital Centre online at

melbournerecital.com.au

or phone (03) 9699 3333

PRIMROSE POTTER SALON,

MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

MONDAY 30 MAY, 11AM & 6PM

MONDAY 14 NOVEMBER, 11AM & 6PM

MONTSALVAT

SUNDAY 29 MAY, 2.30PM

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST, 2.30PM

SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER, 2.30PM

FQ TICKETING

To purchase tickets for the concerts listed

below, please book directly with

Flinders Quartet at

flindersquartet.com/tickets

FQ SUTHERLAND FESTIVAL

AT VILLA ALBA

SUNDAY 27 MARCH, 2PM & 5PM

ST JOHN’S CHURCH, FLINDERS

SATURDAY 28 MAY, 2.30PM

SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER, 2.30PM

COMPOSER DEVELOPMENT

PROGRAM

DATE AND TIME TBA

FQ DIGITAL

PERFORMANCES ON DEMAND

SUBSCRIBE THROUGH flindersquartet.com

For all other concert bookings and further information about FQ’s 2022

programs and projects, please visit flindersquartet.com


THANKS

COLLINS STREET

BAPTIST CHURCH

GOVERNMENT PARTNER

TRUSTS AND FOUNDATIONS

CANNY QUINNE

FOUNDATION

VENUE PARTNERS

QUARTET PARTNERS

ST JOHN’S CHURCH

FLINDERS

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Julian Burnside AO, QC Chair

Mary Vallentine AO, Vice Chair

Sarah Hunt

Sandra Stoklossa

Zoe Knighton

Helen Ireland

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Photography by

Pia Johnson: 2, 7, 8, 11, 13 (FQ), 20

Julian Meehan: 3 (Burnside)

Agatha Yim: 14 (performance film stills), 17

(“Return to Sender” images)

Russell Winnell: 16 (Villa Alba)

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PO Box 12301 A’Beckett St.

Melbourne VIC 8006

Artistic Director: Zoe Knighton

zoe@flindersquartet.com

Company Manager: Wendy Avilov

wendy@flindersquartet.com • 0417 798 523

(correct at the time of printing)

All details correct at the time of publication. Flinders Quartet reserves the

right to change program and performance details. Tickets are not available

for refund, and exchanges for another venue are subject to availability and the

payment of any increase in ticket price. If you are unable to make a pre-booked

concert, why not give a friend the gift of chamber music?

Please note: Event details, venue entry conditions, and performance seating

capacities are subject to change based on further updates from the Victorian

State Government in relation to COVID-19 guidelines, as well as the CovidSafe

Plan of the relevant venue. At the time of printing, Conditions of Entry at all

of FQ’s 2022 Victorian concert venues require proof of COVID-19 vaccination

status (or medical exemption) and check in via the Services Victoria app.

Contact us for more information on Conditions of Entry at any particular venue.


Flinders Quartet work so beautifully together making high class choices

in their interpretations. This was an outstanding concert.”

SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE • March 2020

“When the history of chamber music performance and collaboration

with Australian composers is eventually written, the Flinders Quartet

will be front and centre of that history.”

CALVIN BOWMAN, COMPOSER & COLLABORATOR

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