27 April, 2023
Warren Chamber Music Festival to return
By Harriet Gilmore
The Warren Chamber Music Festival will return
next month, with the Goldner String Quartet to perform
three unique concerts in different venues across Warren
“I am so excited about this year’s festival line up,” said organiser Frances Evans from Warren Chamber Music Festival. “The Goldner String Quartet has long- standing recognition as not only Australia’s pre-eminent string quartet, but as an ensemble of international significance, favourably compared with the best in the world.”
Performing together since 1995, the Goldner String Quartet, features internationally recognised musicians Dene Olding, Dimity Hall, Irina Morozova and Julian Smiles. They’ll join some of Australia’s finest musicians during the festival including acclaimed violinist Peter Clark, renowned cellist Alexandra Partridge, and Musica Viva Australia’s Future Makers 2023 Artist of the Year, violist Katie Yap.
The festival will include performances of Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Dvorak, Weber, Vivaldi and much more. The first performance of the weekend will be held at the newly opened Warren Art Gallery and Museum, followed by performances at Collie CWA Hall and a ‘Mother’s Day Matinee’ at the Warren Catholic Church.
The Mother’s Day concert also includes the world premiere of a newly commissioned work composed for the festival, performed by the Goldner String Quartet, guest musicians and Warren’s very own local choir, SING Warren.
Acclaimed Australian violinist Peter Clark will also be hosting intimate pre-concert Q&As at the gallery and the Collie Hotel performances, where audience mem- bers can connect with the history and significance of the music and learn about the artists before the show.