Tinalley String Quartet


2017 Series & 2 Recording Projects

In 2017 Tinalley presents the exquisite Greta Bradman and pianist Daniel de Borah in three scintillating programs, together with two new exciting recording projects.

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In 2017, the Quartet will produce two ambitious recordings, the first featuring the Quartets of Ravel and Debussy, and the 2nd comprising the Opus 12 and 13 Quartets of Mendelssohn plus a re-imagining of Mendelssohn’s ‘Frage’ with soprano Greta Bradman. Tinalley String Quartet will also expand its Series and present 3 programs in co-presentation with the Melbourne Recital Centre and Sydney Opera House.

Tinalley’s 2017 Series is inspired by the words of novelist Leo Tolstoy. Each program features a beloved work of the quartet repertory, beginning in Program 1 with Dvorak’s ‘American’ Quartet. Program 2 features the sublime soprano Greta Bradman and Schubert’s epic ‘Death and the Maiden’, and Tchaikovsky’s 1st Quartet and the Shostakovich Quintet with Daniel de Borah closes the Series.

In 2017 the Tinalley String Quartet continues defining itself as one of the most important voices in Australia’s chamber music landscape. Its two recording projects of beloved works of the quartet repertory demonstrate the Quartet’s commitment to building a discography, not only with the aim of showcasing the ensemble’s unique sound, but also with the intention of strengthening its international reputation and showcasing the depth of Australian talent.

The Quartet’s 2017 Series has been curated to excite, inspire and stimulate the senses. In the words of Limelight Magazine, Tinalley’s programming ‘shows a brave commitment to innovation and risk-taking which is vital to ensuring the continued vitality of live performance in this country’.

All donations received by the Tinalley String Quartet will be directed towards costs associated with the recording projects and the 2017 Series.

In terms of the recordings, funds raised will assist with studio hire and the costs associated with the recording engineers, guest artist Greta Bradman and the new commission by Calvin Bowman.

With regards to the Series, the Quartet will use the funds to assist with promotional expenses such as producing printed material and publicity costs, and the artists and commissioning fees.

Donors passionate about contributing to one particular aspect of either the Series or Recording Project should contact Tinalley directly.

Live Projects


Projects Funded


Australia’s Tinalley String Quartet has established itself as one of the finest string quartets of its generation.

Awarded first prize at the 9th Banff International String Quartet Competition and Grand Prize at the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition, the Quartet has performed throughout Europe, America, Canada and Australia to critical acclaim. International highlights have included appearances at the Vienna Musikverein, Berlin Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Bremen Die Glocke, Frankfurt AlteOper, as well as in Paris, Hamburg, Nurnberg, Luxembourg, Baden-Baden, Utrecht, Vancouver, Calgary, San Jose, San Francisco, San Diego, Toronto and New York.

In Australia, the Quartet has appeared in recital for the Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Opera House, Musica Viva Australia and at the nation’s premier festivals including the Port Fairy Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, Huntington Festival and the Melbourne International Arts Festival.

The Quartet has been broadcast by ABC Classic FM, CBC Canada, SRW2 and HR2 Kultur Germany, Radio France and Public National Radio, The Netherlands. Its recent CD release of Haydn’s Opus 20 Quartets garnered international praise, UK’s Strad Magazine singling the recording out as ‘recommended’ listening, describing the performance as “technically assured, warm-toned, beautifully blended and ideally balanced”.


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