Cancelled: Beethoven 131



Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise this concert has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

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Flinders Quartet is immediately recognisable as Melbourne’s string quartet.

It is an internationally respected force in chamber music, championing contemporary relevance and art-form regeneration. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020, Flinders Quartet inspires a love of string quartet music through masterful live performances.

Yorta Yorta woman Deborah Cheetham is well known and much-loved as a composer and performer, with 2018 seeing the monumental debut of her large-scale work Eumeralla, among many other achievements. Flinders Quartet performs Deborah’s new work for string quartet together with Beethoven’s Op.131 as a pairing of great minds and visionaries. Both Cheetham and Beethoven have an innate sense of scale, humanity and the historical significance that art can present.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Flinders Quartet


Giacomo Puccini
I Crisantemi

Deborah Cheetham
New work*

Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.131

*World premiere, commissioned by Flinders Quartet with support from Andrew Dixon, in memory of Jean & John Dixon


Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba violin
Wilma Smith violin
Helen Ireland viola
Zoe Knighton cello


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2020

Now in its ninth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.

Beethoven 250

To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Melbourne Recital Centre presents one of the largest explorations of the great master’s music.