Tinalley String Quartet joins UQ as Ensemble in Residence

13 Mar 2018

The internationally acclaimed quartet are set to take on an active role in the life of the UQ School of Music through performing, teaching and leading masterclasses.

The Tinalley String Quartet will work alongside the School’s other Ensembles in Residence, the Viney-Grinberg Duo and the White Halo Ensemble, to enhance and extend the teaching and learning experience of students.

Led by Associate Professor Adam Chalabi and joined in 2018 by UQ Cello Performance Fellow Patrick Murphy, Tinalley has established itself as one of Australia’s finest string quartets and most awarded classical music exports.

“The appointment of the Tinalley String quartet is the culmination of a long term strategy to establish the School as a centre for chamber music education” said UQ Music Head of School Professor Margaret Barrett.

“The ensemble will contribute to the School through modelling exemplary chamber music performance practice, mentoring UQ student ensembles, and contributing to creative practice research.”

The chance to regularly work with some of the nation’s top performers adds to an ever growing list of opportunities for our Bachelor of Music (Honours) chamber music students.

Aside from regular tutorials and masterclasses with national and international guests, School of Music chamber ensembles (Pulse Chamber Orchestra, UQ Chamber Singers and the UQ Singers) have toured regional Queensland supported by the bequest of Paula and Tony Kinnane and regularly perform at diverse venues in South East Queensland.

“Tinalley welcomes the opportunity to further strengthen the ensemble’s links to UQ. Along with a number of performances in the Nickson Room and UQ Arts Museum, the quartet is particularly looking forward to becoming an integral part of the teaching fabric at the School of Music,” said Associate Professor Adam Chalabi.

“The group will contribute to a variety of Teaching and Learning schemes - as well as solo masterclasses and chamber music seminars, the group will also tutor sections of UQ Symphony Orchestra.”

Now in its 15th year, the Tinalley String Quartet has performed throughout Australia, Europe and North America, with a suite of national and international awards to its name.

This year, the quartet will release its first recording with the DECCA label of the Ravel and Debussy String Quartets as well as touring to the Adelaide, Coriole, Port Fairy and Tasmanian Chamber Music Festivals.

For more information about Tinalley’s UQ appearances, please see the School of Music’s Events page.

For more information about Tinalley’s touring dates and the release of their recording, please see the Tinalley String Quartet website.

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