Flinders Quartet - Collins Street Concert 1


This event takes place at Collins Street Baptist Church


Flinders Quartet’s popular Collins Street concert series opens in 2019 with a program of Schumann and Melbourne’s own Matthew Laing

Matthew Laing was the winner of the Scarlet’s Fund residency award as part of Flinders Quartet’s 2017 Composer Development Program. Impressed by his unique and engaging concept of sound and gift of musical architecture, the quartet asked Matthew to choose which work best pairs with his compositional voice.

He chose to have his work programmed with Schumann’s String Quartet No. 3, shining a new perspective on this enduring work of the repertoire and using it to place his own work into an historical context.

Come along early to enjoy a pre concert from 12.40pm to 12.50pm by a student or amateur ensemble.

Presented by Flinders Quartet


New Commission*

String Quartet No.3 in A, Op.41, No.3

*World premiere; Laing was a 2017 FQ Composer Development Program participant


Nicholas Waters violin
Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba violin
Helen Ireland viola
Zoe Knighton cello


This production is part of the following series:

Flinders Quartet

Flinders Quartet is instantly recognisable as one as Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles. A quartet for the twenty-first century, their dynamic and stirring performances of a full spectrum of repertoire have audiences and critics articulating their esteem.