• A sharply dressed man stands in front of a recessed grey wall. He is wearing a silver blazer over a black t-shirt holds a beautiful viola. This is Australian String Quartet violist Christopher Cartlidge Playing with real treasures

    Playing with real treasures

    17 July 2023

    When he was studying viola at university, Christopher Cartlidge used to busk for beer money. Now the musician travels the country (and the world) playing a rare beauty with Australia’s premier string quartet. 

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  • Four musicians sit in a semi-circle on a stage backlit in purple and green. They are all playing string instruments, two on violin, one on viola and the other on cello. This is the Australian String Quartet. Awesome foursome connect on every level

    Awesome foursome connect on every level

    11 May 2023

    Four perfectly balanced musicians, three incredibly diverse pieces of music, and one captive audience. It all adds up to a stunning night in musical utopia, writes Bourby Webster.

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  • SDC's dancers show their superb technique. Photo: Pedro Greig Two muscled male dancers from Sydney Dance Company leap in the air as a string quartet plays in the background. Mesmerising moves missing meaning

    Mesmerising moves missing meaning

    11 August 2022

    Sydney Dance Company makes a triumphant return to Perth with Impermanence but the theme is lost in translation, writes Nina Levy.

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  • Pictured is the Australian String Quartet they sit in a semi circle with their right arms outstretched and bows flourished Intense musical magic

    Intense musical magic

    23 March 2022

    The latest incarnation of the Australian String Quartet earn a standing ovation in their Perth debut, says Penny Shaw.

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  • Four people dressed in white tones hold stringed instruments, in front of a stone wall A program for Perth

    A program for Perth

    28 April 2021

    It’s been more than a year since the Australian String Quartet have performed in Perth and they are celebrating with three exciting concerts, including the world premiere of a work by Perth composer Lachlan Skipworth. Rosalind Appleby finds out more, including how to win free tickets!

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  • Musical worlds collide

    Musical worlds collide

    17 February 2020

    ‘Quartet & Country’ captivates Bourby Webster with its brilliant combination of music from different times and places.

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  • Two photos: a Noongar woman at a podium, a man in a garden with a cello The heart of collaboration

    The heart of collaboration

    4 February 2020

    In a chat with Roma Yibiyung Winmar and Iain Grandage, Rosalind Appleby discovers Perth Festival’s beating heart.

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