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Christopher’s Classics Series 2018

May 1 @ 7:30 pm

$15 - $40

Christopher’s Classics presents Behn String Quartet on Tuesday 1st May 2018, Tuesday, 7.30 p.m. at The Piano, 156 Armagh Street, Christchurch

Presented in association with Chamber Music New Zealand (CMNZ)

Kate Oswin – 1st violin; Alicia Berendse – violin; Lydia Abell – viola; Ghislaine McMullin – cello

Dvorak – Quartet No 12 in F Major The American; Jack Body – Three transcriptions; Ravel – Quartet in F Major

Christchurch born Kate Oswin is the first violinist in the Behn Quartet, formed in 2015 and also featuring Alicia Berendse (violin), Lydia Abell (viola) and Ghislaine McMullen (cello). These young musicians were awarded the Charles Hennen First Prize at the Orlando International Chamber Music Festival 2017, and currently hold the CAVATINA Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music.

Already they’ve given several recitals in Europe, and in Wigmore Hall thanks to the Maisie Lewis Young Artists’ Award. The Behn Quartet was also part of the official 40th anniversary celebrations of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, performing a specially commissioned “reimagination” of the song, praised by Rolling Stone Magazine as ‘a sweeping performance as grand as the original”.

Future engagements include their Concertgebouw debut as part of the Orlando Competition Winner’s Tour in the Netherlands, and a performance of the Mendelssohn Octet during their residency at the Wiltshire Music Centre with the Doric Quartet.

The quartet is named after Aphra Behn, the daring British playwright, political activist and arts philanthropist of the Restoration era, made famous by Virginia Woolf in ‘A Room of One’s Own’.



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May 1
7:30 pm
$15 - $40


Christopher’s Classics


The Piano
156 Armagh Street
Christchurch, 8140 New Zealand
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