Due to the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, this series has sadly been cancelled.
Wednesday 11 – Friday 20 November 2020
CELEBRATE THE 250TH ANNIVERSARY OF BEETHOVEN'S BIRTH
The 16 string quartets of Beethoven span the composer’s life. When experienced in their entirety the cycle constitutes an extraordinary journey into the mind and heart of one of the greatest creative artists ever to have lived.
Bringing this once-in-a-lifetime project to life, ANAM and our partner institutions from all corners of the globe will come together for two weeks to perform five cycles of Beethoven’s string quartets in the iconic ANAM Quartetthaus – a daringly intimate and breathtakingly visceral 52 seat performance space.
The series culminates with all musicians on stage at Melbourne Recital Centre to perform Beethoven’s sixteenth and final luminous quartet, under the direction of Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director and Lead Violin of the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) – click HERE for details.
Orchestra Academy of Bayerisches Staatsorchester (Munich)
Colburn School (Los Angeles)
Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London)
Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin)
Sibelius Academy (Helsinki)
“ANAM Quartetthaus represents the biggest leap in immediacy and potency for the string quartet as an art form since microphones and speakers arrived.
When people begin to realise how visceral the experience can be of hearing the flesh of fingers and rosined horse hair attack the strings, when the life-altering experience of being able to be so close together with the inner voice of music becomes known, then the reason the string quartet is so alive and thriving will be clear: because it sounds so intensely and wondrously human.
At the ANAM Quartetthaus... the young players gave me immense hope for the future. Their performances now live like beacons inside me. These tactile, immensely vulnerable and incredibly beautiful performances give a new meaning for music in our time.” — DAVID HARRINGTON (2011 REVIEW), KRONOS QUARTET
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