Cancelled: Van Kuijk Quartet

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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise that Van Kuijk Quartet 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 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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Event details

Hailing from Paris, Van Kuijk Quartet is a young chamber ensemble whose ‘style, energy, and sense of risk’ (The Guardian U.K.) has crafted its brilliant reputation internationally.

A celebrated performer of Mozart, the Quartet’s refined technique shines through his masterful String Quartet No.15. Composed at the height of Mozart’s creative power, its bittersweet mood puts it in delightful contrast to the joyful character typically associated with the composer.

Bartók’s virtuosic String Quartet No.4 does not waste a note, demanding the type of laser-cut precision the Van Kuijk’s can deliver. Displaying touches of the great masters he cherished, Schumann’s quartet is an exuberant work marked by his Romantic yearnings. Schumann thought of the string quartet as a ‘conversation among four people,’ a sentiment that Van Kuijk Quartet’s originality and sophistication expresses in spades.

‘Ideas were tender and cherished and a sense of elusive fantasy magicked their exploration of texture and colour. Technique was refined enough to bring fine focus to the work of the imagination.’ The Times

About the Program

Van Kuijk Quartet performs works by Bartók, Mozart and Schumann. See the PROGRAM tab for more information.

Thanks to our partners

Great Chamber Ensembles 2020 series supported by Uniting AgeWell.



Van Kuijk Quartet


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
String Quartet No.15 in D minor, K.421

Béla Bartók
String Quartet No.4, Sz.91

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


Join us for a pre-concert talk in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall from 6.45pm.


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