Saturday 30 September at 4 pm

Claudia Tarrant Matthews - violin
Eleanor Hill - violin
Martha Campbell - viola
Haydn Wynn - cello

W.A.Mozart: String Quartet 21 in D major, K575
Gillian Whitehead: Moon, Tides and Shoreline
Imogen Hoist: Phantasy Quartet
Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet 5 in B flat major, op 92

This concert opens with the shining clarity of Mozart, leading us to the evocative and lyrical writing of Dame Gillian Whitehead, recently honoured with the prestigious Ngā Taonga Toi a Te Waka Toi award. Imogen  Holst’s Phantasy Quartet  follows with an almost jazzy flavour, a tonality that balances the driving rawness of Shostakovich’s gripping fifth quartet

A fresh new string quartet comprised of dynamic musicians from New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and England. Formed in 2020 while pursuing postgraduate studies at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London, UK, the Calathea Quartet are fast-gaining reputation of the international scene. They recently won first place in the Historical Women Composers Prize at the Royal Academy of Music performing Ina Boyle’s String Quartet in E minor.