Quartet closes winter series

Warkworth Music’s winter concert series will wind up on Saturday, September 30 with a performance by the internationally acclaimed Calathea Quartet.

Formed in 2020 while pursuing postgraduate studies at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London, the group recently won the Historical Women Composers Prize at the Royal Academy of Music, performing Ina Boyle’s String Quartet in E minor.

The musicians are Claudia Tarrant-Matthews (violin), Eleanor Hill (second violin), Martha Campbell (viola) and Haydn Wynn (cello).

Their Warkworth concert will open with the shining clarity of the first of Mozart’s Prussian Quartets. The programme will also include the evocative and lyrical writing of Aotearoa’s own Dame Gillian Whitehead, followed by Imogen Holst’s Phantasy Quartet, with beautiful modal harmonies and pastoral sound work.

The concert will conclude with Dmitri Shostakovich’s gripping fifth quartet, a driving and dramatic work to close this exhilarating performance.

The Calathea Quartet concert is supported by Chamber Music New Zealand. It will be held in the Warkworth Town Hall, starting at 4pm. Admission is $35, or $10 for tertiary students and free for school students. Door sales are cash only.