Quintets with Friends

Ensemble Liaison


Ensemble Liaison & Friends is a unique concert series presented by three internationally acclaimed musicians — David Griffiths (clarinet), Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello) and Timothy Young (piano).

Zemlinsky was admired by his contemporary Brahms and Ensemble Liaison prefaces this concert with his delightful Three Pieces for cello and piano. Two wonderful quintets will then form the core of this program. Weber’s Clarinet Quintet is a masterpiece that deserves to be better known, exuberant and delicate, it relishes in the virtuosity of the clarinet. Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet instead expresses itself with an intense and introspective musical language that is emotionally powerful, passionate and uncompromising. An exciting and dramatic evening of passionate music.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Ensemble Liaison


David Griffiths clarinet
Svetlana Bogosavljevic cello
Timothy Young piano

Guest Artists

Natsuko Yoshimoto violin
Elizabeth Sellars violin
Christopher Moore viola


Percy Grainger
Molly on the Shore, Blithe Bells, Shepherd’s Hey

Carl Maria von Weber
Clarinet Quintet in Bb

Alexander von Zemlinsky
Three Pieces for Cello and Piano

Dmitry Shostakovich
Piano Quintet Op.57 in G minor


This production is part of the following series:

Ensemble Liaison 2019

Ensemble Liaison is renowned for imaginative programming, setting the trend for brilliant collaborations with leading artists.