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Contemporary Masters Award 2018 – Penny Quartet

Melbourne Recital Centre is pleased to announce the February to June 2018 Contemporary Masters Award has been awarded to Penny Quartet.

The members of Penny Quartet (Amy Brookman, Madeleine Jevons, Anthony Chataway, Jack Ward) performed their winning interpretation of Widmann’s String Quartet No.4 on 12 February 2018 in the Salon.

The award is supported by pianist Stephen McIntyre AM and friends who established the award in honour of Stephen’s birthday. It enables Melbourne Recital Centre to recognise the finest performances of repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries. The Contemporary Masters Performance Award is open to selected ensembles who perform at Melbourne Recital Centre throughout the year.

Melbourne Recital Centre’s Director of Programming, Marshall McGuire says:

‘Melbourne Recital Centre prides itself on presenting the widest range of musical styles possible, from the renaissance to the current day. The enlightened support from friends and supporters of Australia’s great pianist Stephen McIntyre enables us to celebrate some of the outstanding performances of twentieth and twenty-first century music, performed by Melbourne’s leading performers. This performance of Jorg Widmann’s quartet by the Penny Quartet was full of colour, energy, precision, delight and wonder. An outstanding performance from our of our leading young string quartets.’

Catch Penny Quartet in its upcoming concert Blossom in the Salon. Click here to discover more.