PROGRAM THREE

PIANO HEAVEN with hoang

BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 6 in B flat major, Op. 18, No. 6
TOM HENRY "Scenes From a Poet's Life" for string quartet*
SCHUMANN Piano Quintet in E flat major. Op. 44
*Composition commissioned for Melbourne Recital Centre / University of Melbourne with support from Majlis Pty Ltd
Tom Henry is the winner of the 2013 Melbourne Recital Centre Composition Prize

We have always loved the playing of Hoang Pham and know that he is going to bring something very special to the Schumann piano quintet. Playing in a string quartet, it all comes down to Beethoven, and the last of his Op. 18 quartets is so incredibly inventive, it has us constantly on our toes. FQ has known Tom Henry since we were residents together at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts and we were thrilled to learn he had turned his hand to composition. An incredibly sophisticated and intuitive musician, we are very much looking forward to getting our hands on this new work.

Violins  Shane Chen & Nicholas Waters
Viola  Helen Ireland
Cello  Zoe Knighton
Piano  Hoang Pham

Concert Dates
STAWELL  Saturday 24 October, 7.00pm
MONTSALVAT  Sunday 25 October, 2.30pm
MELBOURNE  Monday 26 October, 7.00pm 

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Click here to read a review of the Melbourne concert

                  Hoang Pham, piano

                 Hoang Pham, piano



 Helen Ireland, viola

Helen Ireland, viola