Founded in 2010 by violinists Lisa Stewart and Myee Clohessy, violist Stefan Duwe and cellist Anna Martin-Scrase, Acacia Quartet has quickly won great respect for their versatile and inventive programs which often couple established repertoire with the unorthodox.
Read about the quartet here.
Sunday 8 March - 3:00pm, Mosman Art Gallery - Buy Ticket
Thursday 12 March - 7:30pm, Australian Hall Sydney - Buy Ticket
Rachel Gregg joins Acacia to narrate the poetry written for Dvorak’s love sick ‘Cypresses’ Love Songs. He wrote them for a student with whom he was completely smitten but unfortunately she did not return his love. Borodin, however, was much luckier in love and dedicated his String Quartet No 2 to his dear wife as an anniversary present.
“Sometimes words can fail to adequately describe what one witnesses... the Acacia Quartet illustrated each movement with an incredible depth of understanding” - The Age, 2014
"The versatility and technical mastery they both demonstrated as individuals and as an ensemble ... is an impressive testament to their extraordinary talent." - Sounds LIke Sydney, 2014
“Acacia Quartet played not only with polished balance, but drew listeners in. This is a young group … on the ascendancy.” - Sydney Morning Herald, 2013
“The quartet's warmth of tone and blend is coupled with an infectious passion for this new music, making this recording a stand-out! It is not only exciting music, but exciting playing.” - Barry Walmsley, 2013