Being a contributing partner to the larger musical community, whether in performance, technical craftwork or historical study is by far the most rewarding aspect of our business.
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Described by The Australian as "an ensemble of immense energy and focus" and praised in The Age for their “togetherness, charisma and playfulness”, Firebird Trio continues to present immersive chamber music experiences around Australia. Thinking outside the box, Firebird Trio performances reflect the energy, colour and splendour of the Firebird, taking their name from Stravinsky’s iconic ballet suite.
Internationally acclaimed for its ‘addictive sound’ and ‘intuitive’ music making, Australia’s Tinalley String Quartet has established itself as one of the finest string quartets of its generation since forming in 2003. Awarded First Prize at the 9th Banff International String Quartet Competition and Grand Prize at the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition, the Quartet has performed throughout Europe, America, Canada and Australia to critical acclaim.
Flinders Quartet is instantly recognisable as one of Australia’s most loved chamber music ensembles, entering their third decade with acknowledged musical skill and maturity.
FQ’s “caring for tradition, daring to be different” motto is realised through performances, commissioning, recording, education and mentorship programs including the successful Composer Development Program.
In 2011, close friends Howard Penny and Chris Howlett joined forces and imagined a festival combining three of their passions: chamber music, fine food and wine. In the shortest time SEMF Heathcote has established itself as one of the premiere boutique festivals in Australia. Howard and Chris would like to thank Alex and Marina for their ongoing support.