Pacifica Quartet


‘Nothing short of phenomenal.’ The Telegraph (UK)

Exhilarating, exuberant, virtuosic: the Pacifica Quartet has won hearts around the world for its passionate performances.

Treading that miraculous line between naked emotion and scrupulous musicianship, a concert with the Pacificas becomes an engaging sensory experience. Such intensity throws a brilliant light onto quartets by Hadyn, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Shostakovich, as well as the welcome return of Nigel Westlake’s second quartet.

Presented by Musica Viva Australia


Program One (Melbourne Weekday)

Joseph Haydn
String Quartet in G, Op.76 No.1

Nigel Westlake
String Quartet No.2*

Felix Mendelssohn
String Quartet in A minor, Op.13

Program Two (Melbourne Weekend)

Nigel Westlake
String Quartet No.2*

Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No.16, Op.135

Dmitri Shostakovich
String Quartet No.3, Op.73

*Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by the late Kenneth W Tribe


Simin Ganatra violin
Sibbi Bernhardsson violin
Masumi per Rostad viola
Brandon Vamos cello


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