Penny Quartet – Metamorphosis

Penny Quartet

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Penny Quartet


Celebrating the joys and complexities of the string quartet.

About the artists

Penny Quartet have gained a reputation as an ambitious and multifaceted voice in Australian chamber music. Driven by a love of core repertoire as well as new and different works, they have become renowned for high energy performances paired with a creative, diverse and mindful approach to programming.

About the concert

Join Penny Quartet as they return to Primrose Potter Salon with a spectacular program celebrating the joys and complexities of the string quartet. Moving through Ligeti’s Metamorphoses Nocturnes they swirl through an ever-changing landscape, before coming to rest and reflect on young Australian composer Ella Macens’ beautiful Resting with Angels. Finishing with Schumann’s first string quartet, a stunning celebration of melody, counterpoint and classic string quartet beauty. An hour of transformation and celebration of music.

Praise for Penny Quartet

‘The future of chamber music.’ Classic Melbourne

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Matthew Tomkins violin
Madeleine Jevons violin
Anthony Chataway viola
Jack Ward cello


György Ligeti
String Quartet No.1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’

Ella Macens
Resting with Angels

Robert Schumann
String Quartet No.1 in A minor, Op.41, No.1


This production is part of the following series: