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Penny Quartet

Friday, 1 September 2023, 7:30pm

  • BARTÓK
    String Quartet No. 4 in C major, Sz. 91
  • DUTTON
    New work (World Premiere)
  • HAYDN
    String Quartet in F major ‘The Dream’, Op. 50 No. 5

Penny Quartet have gained a reputation as a driven and multifaceted voice in Australian chamber music and brings a vibrant approach to their performances across the country.

They were nominated for the Freedman Fellowship award, recipients of the John and Rosemary Macleod Travelling Fellowship, winners of the ANAM Chamber Music Competition and two-time recipients of the MRC Contemporary Masters Award. The Penny Quartet have been ensemble in residence at Four Winds Festival, Canberra International Music Festival, presented independent recital tours across Australia as well as Featured Artists with Musica Viva Australia’s regional touring program. They made their international debut as full scholarship holders at the St. Lawrence String Quartet seminar at Stanford, CA.

“It is reassuring to see the future of chamber music in such capable and musically adventurous young hands… Of all the many concerts in this series that I have attended, I cannot remember a more wildly enthusiastic response… there was a satisfying depth of tone that had the listener wondering how four players could sound like so many more.”
– CLASSIC MELBOURNE

Bandaluzia

Friday, 29 September 2023, 7:30pm

An experience that ignites the senses with the grace of Flamenco.

Bandaluzia Flamenco are celebrated for their powerful performances, unique sound and explosive displays of dazzling dance, musicianship and virtuosity. They present a spectacular new show that showcases contemporary flamenco dance and music whilst displaying the essential characteristics of the flamenco tradition.

Bandaluzia performed at the prestigious Four Winds Festival, the International Guitar Festivals in Adelaide and Sydney, the International Gypsy Music Festival, in a sold out Sydney Opera House as invited artists to TEDx Sydney, and they were awarded ‘The Pick of the Sydney Fringe Festival’.

“A virtuoso display, rapturously received… firmly established as one of the most enjoyable and exciting exponents of modern Flamenco.”
– THE ADVERTISER

Damian Wright Artistic Director/flamenco guitar
Yuhki Mayne violin
James Hauptmann percussion
Rosalie Cocchiaro flamenco dance
Jessica Statham flamenco dance

Wildschut & Brauss

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 7:30pm

  • SCHUMANN
    Violin Sonata No 1 in A minor, Op. 105
  • MESSIAEN
    Thème et variations
  • DEBUSSY
    Sonata in G minor for Violin and Piano, L. 140
  • LYON
    New work (World Premiere)
  • FRANCK
    Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano

Not one new discovery, but two! Hiding in plain sight in the great halls of Europe, violinist Noa Wildschut and pianist Elisabeth Brauss make one of the most exciting musical partnerships heard in years.

The young Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut already firmly gained her place on the international stage. Described by Anne-Sophie Mutter as “undoubtedly one of the musical hopes of her generation”, she works with orchestras such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra amongst others.

Elisabeth Brauss is quickly establishing herself as one of the most exciting and versatile musicians of her generation. She has been praised by Gramophone Magazine for “the maturity and sophistication of her thoughtful interpretations, which would be the pride of any pianist twice her age”.

Photo credit: Noa Wildschut – Esther de Bruijn; Elisabeth Brauss – Felix Broede

Concert information

Concerts commence at 7:30pm

Ticket information

Seating will be assigned by the Booking Officer. Please collect your allocated tickets at the box office on the night of the concert.
Series 2 subscription prices:

  • Adult $150
  • Child/Student (with Student ID) $36

Family package
Two children are included for free with two adult subscriptions to Series 1 and/or 2. Additional children are charged as a single ticket. To book Family Package – after purchasing 2 adult subscriptions contact enquiries@coffsmusicsociety.com.au or 0466 985 652.

Important notes:

  • Online bookings will incur an additional booking fee.
  • Programme details are correct at time of printing but may be subject to alteration.
  • No refunds are available. Please choose carefully.

Concert location (Penny Quartet)

Regional Conservatorium
1/6 Bray Street, Coffs Harbour

Concert location (Bandaluzia/Wildschut & Brauss)

Lecture Theatre D
Coffs Harbour Education Campus
Hogbin Drive, Coffs Harbour