“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
“Performances exhibit everything one would expect of fine chamber music playing: a sensitivity towards tonal and timbral balance, a keen ear for flexible musical conversation and, perhaps most importantly, a sense of fun.” - Limelight Magazine, 2014
More reviews here.
Sunday 8 March - 3:00pm, Mosman Art Gallery - Buy Tickets
Thursday 12 March - 7:30pm, Australian Hall Sydney - Buy Tickets
Rachel Gregg joins Acacia to narrate the poetry written by Gustav Pfleger-Moravsky for Antonin Dvorak’s ‘Cypresses’ Love Songs. He wrote them for a student with whom he was completely smitten but unfortunately she did not return his love. Peter Sculthorpe adored his mother and wrote the lyrical, ‘Left Bank Waltz’ with her in mind. (arranged for Acacia by fellow Australian composer, Ann Carr-Boyd). Alexander Borodin, however, was much luckier in love and dedicated his String Quartet No 2 to his dear wife as an anniversary present..
This February Acacia Quartet has the pleasure of joining pianist and composer Sally Whitwell in the recording studio to record her wonderful Winter Love for ABC Classics.
Acacia Quartet will be Ensemble In Residence at the 2015 Bowral Autumn Music Festival, 27 - 29 March. We're proud to present five concerts, including collaborations with actress Rachel Gregg, classical saxophonist Nicholas Russoniello, harpsichordist Neal Peres Da Costa and pianist Gerard Willems. Read about all the exciting programs here.
Acacia Quartet will celebrate their 5th Birthday in May with the concert series 5 Chapters. It will feature a world premiere by Lyle Chan and an exciting collaboration with one of Australia’s most acclaimed and recognised pianists, Tamara-Anna Cislowska.
This year Acacia Quartet is excited to offer free entry for audience members under 18 for all our concerts at Mosman Art Gallery, Australian Hall and the Rose Room.