Kuss Quartet and Naoko Shimizu

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Making its Australian debut, Berlin’s most fascinating quartet meets this internationally acclaimed Japanese violist to showcase some of the world’s most beautiful string quintets. Like a finely tuned machine, humming and full if life, this is one of the best string quintet performances you are ever likely to hear. The Kuss Quartet is a regular at Carengie and Wigmore Halls and Shimizu is the first female Principal Viola from Belin Philharmonic.

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Naoko is one the world’s greatest music achievers, achieving the role of a principal artist within an orchestra considered by many to be the world’s greatest. Naoko will be performing together with The Kuss Quartet, a group formed in 1991 with a disciplined and inquiring approach to chamber music. The combination of these artists will be both exciting and inspiring as they perform a variety of works composed for string quartet and quintet.

From classics by Mozart and Brahms to a world premiere by Kerry, these five musicians perform the landmarks of the string quintet at the highest possible level.

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Jana Kuss – Violin
Oliver Wille – Violin
William Coleman – Viola
Mikayel Hakhnazaryan – Cello
Naoko Shimizu – Viola

Program 1:
Tuesday 18 September 7PM – Meet the artists after the concert

KERRY String Quintet (2012)*
SMETANA String Quartet no 2 in D minor (c 1882-3)
KURTÁG Officium Breve in Memoriam Andreae Szervánszky, op 28
MOZART String Quintet no 3 in C major, K515

Program 2:
Saturday 22 September 8 PM – CD signing after the concert

KERRY String Quintet (2012)*
MOZART String Quartet no 21 in D major, KV575
KURTÁG Officium Breve in Memoriam Andreae Szervánszky, op 28
BRAHMS String Quintet no 2 in G major, op 111

Admission: $35 - $103
Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street, Southbank
Website: melbournerecital.com.au


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