Quartz – Schubert's Last


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Quartz


Sensitive interpretations of great masterpieces.

About the artists

Acclaimed Melbourne string quartet Quartz are a confluence of Australian musical talent and outstanding technique, performing sensitive interpretations of great masterpieces that are both innovative and unique.

Melbourne-born violinist, Anne-Marie Johnson, joined the 1st violin section of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2018. Prior to this, she completed a Master’s degree in Geneva, Switzerland under Mihaela Martin. She also attended the Australian National Academy of Music, studying with William Hennessy, and holds a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium.

Anne-Marie was the first prize winner in the Dorcas McClean Scholarship Competition and in the ANAM concerto competition and has been a finalist twice in the Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards. She has also been selected to participate in several international competitions including the Bartok World Violin Competition, Seoul International Violin Competition and Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.

She has also appeared as a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Corpus Medicorum, and has performed chamber music in the Musica Viva, Vasse Felix, Port Fairy Spring Music and Melbourne Festivals.

About the concert

Dvořák’s Two Waltzes began as a request for dance music at a ball, Dvořák swiftly arranged the two most popular for string quartet. The first – a gently rocking and distinctly Czech waltz, the second – an uplifting piece which echoes the spirit of his Slavonic Dances.

Schubert’s String Quartet No. 15 is a sublime masterpiece of epic grandeur and lilting melodies, both operatic in temperament and symphonic in dimensions. Ending with a movement of perpetual vigour, and the last of Schubert’s string quartets, the piece is hauntingly transcendent. An arresting work, its scale only intensified by a live performance.

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Anne-Marie Johnson violin
Philippa West violin
Merewyn Bramble viola
Zoe Wallace cello


Antonín Dvořák

Franz Schubert
String Quartet No.15 in G


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