Join the UQ School of Music’s newest Ensemble in Residence, the internationally acclaimed Tinalley String Quartet, for the first of their four performances in the 2018 Concert Series. The program features Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8 in C minor (Op. 110) and Arvo Pärt's Fratres as well as UQ voice teacher Sarah Crane performing JS Bach's 'Erbarme Dich' from the St Matthew Passion alongside Tinalley.

About the performers

Tinalley String Quartet

Internationally acclaimed for its ‘addictive sound’, ‘intuitive’ music making and ‘technical virtuosity’, the Tinalley String Quartet (TSQ) has established itself as one of Australia’s finest string quartets and most awarded classical music exports.

Now in its 15th year, the Tinalley String Quartet was awarded the Grand Prize of the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition, and captured the world’s attention in 2007 when it was awarded First Prize at the prestigious 9th Banff International String Quartet Competition.   The Quartet has performed throughout Australia, Europe, Canada and United States, appearing in such prestigious venues as the Vienna Musikverein, Berlin Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Bremen Die Glocke, Frankfurt AlteOper and the Sydney Opera House.   International highlights have included performances in New York, Paris, London, Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco and San Diego. The Quartet remains the only Australian ensemble to have been presented in the preeminent Berlin Konzerthaus International String Quartet Series and the Jeunesse Musik Erleben Series at the Musikverein.

In 2018, the Quartet has commissioned the reimagining of the orchestral song cycle ‘Compassion’ by Nigel Westlake and singer/songwriter Lior for chamber septet and voice which will be premiered at the 2018 Adelaide Festival.

The Quartet’s 2018 season features appearances at the Adelaide Festival, Coriole Festival, Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival, City Recital Hall Angel Place and Port Fairy Festival.  The Quartet will serve on the faculty of the Australian Youth Orchestra Chamber Players and begins a new collaboration with the University of Queensland as quartet-in-residence. The Quartet will also release its first recording with the DECCA label of the Ravel and Debussy String Quartets, in honour of the centenary of Debussy’s death.

Sarah Crane

Brisbane soprano Sarah Crane is the winner of several prestigious competitions, including Opera Foundation Australia’s German and Metropolitan Opera Awards. Sarah has worked extensively in Europe with engagements at Cologne Opera, Opéra National du Rhin - Strasbourg, Basel Opera, Freiburg Opera as well as Opera Australia, Opera Q, Opera Victoria and South Australian Opera. Operatic repertoire includes Hansel and Gretel, The Rape of Lucretia, Die Zauberflöte, Ariodante, Der Vampyr, Fidelio, Marcello’s Arianna, Carmen, Hyperion, Romeo et Juliette, Le Nozze di Figaro, The Merry Widow, The Love of the Nightingale, Rusalka, Alcina, Werther, Orlando and The Perfect American. Concert engagements include Brahms’ Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart Requiem, Handel’s Messiah for The Queensland Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Martin’s Maria-Triptychon as well as the Stabat Mater by Szymanowski with the Philharmonic Orchestra Freiburg. Sarah is now a Vocal Lecturer at The University of Queensland where she also lectures in German and French Lyric Diction and Stagecraft.  Forthcoming engagements include “Mozart Airborne” – a collaboration with Opera Q and Expressions Dance Company, as well as a new radio opera by Dr Eve Klein. Sarah also maintains a busy private teaching studio.


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