Quartet Friends



Melbourne’s Flinders Quartet is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles.

Its dynamic performances run the full spectrum of repertoire and leave audiences and critics expressing their praise: ‘We are indeed fortunate to have resident in Australia a quartet of this very high calibre’ classikON. A quartet for the 21st century, Flinders supports emerging Australian composers and musicians with its critically acclaimed programming, impressing audiences with gripping interpretations of new works and established masterpieces alike.

Explore young Australian composer Matthew Laing’s gift for crafting unique sound and musical architecture, in a vivid new work commissioned and performed by Flinders Quartet. With this piece at the concert’s heart, the Quartet engaged Laing to select two riveting pairings. Hear Schumann’s ornate yet exquisitely conversational String Quartet No.3 and the verve of Haydn’s String Quartet Op.50, No.2.

Join Flinders Quartet for a post-concert wine tasting in the Ground Floor Foyer from 8:50pm-9:30pm.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Flinders Quartet


7 – 8pm: First Half
8 -8.20pm: Interval
8.20 – 8.50pm: Second Half
8.50 – 9.30pm: Wine Tasting



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


Joseph Haydn
String Quartet No.50 in B-flat, Op.64, No.3, FHE No.33, Hob III:67

Matthew Laing
Out of Hibernation (world premiere)


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