Penny Quartet, with Amy Brookman and Madeleine Jevons - Violins, Anthony Chataway - Viola, and Jack Ward - Cello perform works by Sculthorpe, Britten, and Haydn.
An exciting new addition to Australian chamber music making, the Penny Quartet are rapidly gaining a reputation as a fresh interpretative voice with drive and passion. Formed in early 2014, the group brings a vibrant and fresh approach to their performances across the country.
Based in Melbourne, the Penny Quartet originally formed at the Australian National Academy of Music, making their public debut in a live national broadcast. The group have since performed in high profile recitals, festivals and masterclasses on a regular basis.
In their inaugural year, the Penny Quartet were nominated for the Freedman Fellowship award, were the proud recipients of the John and Rosemary Macleod Travelling Fellowship and winners of the ANAM Chamber Music Competition.
In 2015 the Penny Quartet were an ensemble in residence at the Four Winds Festival, presented a recital series at the University of Queensland and made their international debut as full scholarship holders at the St. Lawrence String Quartet seminar at Stanford, CA.
With diverse individual backgrounds and experiences across Australia, Europe, America and the UK, the group brings together their years of knowledge and training to create a mature quartet sound. The Penny Quartet's repertoire is wide and varied, spanning pre-Baroque to today's best composers. A love for the core quartet repertoire is at the forefront of their programming, but is closely followed by an urge to explore less charted territory.
The Penny Quartet gratefully takes their name from preeminent cellist and chamber musician Howard Penny. For more information about Howard and his extraordinary work, click here.