Flinders Quartet has a steadfast committment to the development of Australian chamber music, and regularly commissions and premieres new works by Australian composers. Following is a list of works that the quartet has commissioned and premiered during it’s fourteen year history.

Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more about the commissioning process, or talking to us about commissioning a new work for Flinders Quartet.

2017
Calvin Bowman (b. 1972) String Quartet in two movements
Commissioned for Flinders Quartet by Julian Burnside AO QC

2016
Stuart Greenbaum (b. 1966) String Quartet No. 6 The Lonely Planet
Commissioned by Flinders Quartet with support from Julian Burnside AO QC

Elena Kats-Chernin (b. 1957) Piano Quintet No. 1 The Offering
Commissioned by Flinders Quartet with support from Chris Arnold and Margot Costanzo

Stuart Greenbaum (b. 1966) 4 before (and after) 5
Commissioned by Flinders Quartet with support from Julian Burnside AO QC

Stuart Greenbaum (b. 1966) String Quartet No. 7 Recognition
Commissioned by Julian Burnside AO QC

2015
Andrew Ford (b. 1957) Scherzo perpetuo
Commissioned by Flinders Quartet

Mattias Lysell (b. 1971) Le Sculpteur Express
Commissioned by Flinders Quartet

Tom Henry (b. 1971) Scenes from a Poet's Life for string quartet
Commissioned by Melbourne Recital Centre / University of Melbourne with support from Majlis Pty Ltd

2014
Paul Grabowsky (b. 1958) The Nightingale and the Rose
Commissioned with support from Australian Communities Foundation

Paul Dean (b. 1966) Moments of Transformation 
Commissioned with support from Richard Gubbins and Peter Kingsbury

2013
Elena Kats-Chernin (b. 1957) Joyce's Mob 
Commissioned with support from Joyce Evans

2012
Calvin Bowman (b. 1972) The Curly Pyjama Letters
Commissioned with support from Richard Gubbins

Behind Closed Doors  A one act play by Adam J. A. Cass
Commissioned with the support of the City of Port Phillip Cultural Development Fund and Red Stitch Actors Theatre

2011
Ian Munro (b. 1963) String Quartet No. 2 A Colonial Sketchbook
Commissioned by John and Irene Garran in memory of Irene’s parents, Kathryn and Bill Purnell

2010
Peter Sculthorpe (b. 1929) Song for Neilma

Peter Sculthorpe (b. 1929) String Quartet No. 18
Jointly commissioned by Edinburgh Festival for Tokyo String Quartet and Peter and Leila Doyle for Flinders Quartet

Richard Mills (b. 1949) String Quartet No. 4 Glimpses from my Book of Dada
Commissioned with assistance from the Australia Council and dedicated to Flinders Quartet on their tenth birthday

2009
Ross Edwards (b. 1943) In Exile

2008
Calvin Bowman (b. 1972) Homage to Mozart [available on Reinventions]

2007
Richard Mills (b. 1949) String Quartet No. 2 Fantasias and Capriccio
Commissioned by Anthony Adair and Karen McLeod Adair

2006
Ian Munro (b. 1963) Divertissement sur le nom d’Erik Satie

Katy Abbott (b. 1971) It Is Just The Heart

2005
Elena Kats-Chernin (b. 1957) Re-Inventions [available on Reinventions]

2000
Katy Abbott (b. 1971) Vertical Horizon