CLASSIC MELBOURNE, March 2019
“... exciting and effervescent ... had the audience sitting up in their seats paying close attention to the impeccable intonation, rhythmic unity and open communication of the four players...”
LIMELIGHT, February 2019
Interview with composer Matthew Laing ahead of FQ’s premiere of his new work, “Out of Hibernation”
LIMELIGHT, November 2018
”… impressive unanimity of attack and expression … the balance between the four instruments was perfectly delineated.”
ON THE TOWN, August 2018
"... great vim and vigour on display by the FQ musicians that thoroughly thrilled this audience."
CLASSIC MELBOURNE, August 2018
"... enjoyable and unpretentious night of high-class music. The program was a reminder of the Flinders Quartet’s unique and refreshing ability to present an exceptional standard of classical music in a way that feels warm and human."
CLASSIKON, July 2018
"... perfectly balanced ... The energy of the group and the cohesion was as if they have all been playing together for years."
NIGHT WRITES, July 2018
"It is so satisfying to watch and listen to excellent musicians play music of life and love and movement... This was a concert about enjoyment of words and music that would have anyone bobbing along, smile twisting the lip."
SYDNEY MOZART SOCIETY, March 2018
"a beautifully balanced performance that brought fresh perspectives to the distinct technical and emotional character of three familiar and much loved works."
CLASSIKON, July 2017
“… the incomparable Flinders Quartet ... displays a tight ensemble with exemplary intonation, capable of playing with shaping and inflection of phrasing that is both refined and dynamic. They move phrases on driving forward as well as holding back and delicately dwelling on those moments that need dwelling upon as a single unit. We are indeed fortunate to have resident in Australia a quartet of this very high calibre."
SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE, June 2017
"Their dynamic and stirring performance was a joy to watch and to listen to. Together they weaved their magic by being in tune with each other and playing as one. "
CLASSIKON, April 2017
"… precision and wonderful understanding."
"… following the interval came Schubert’s String Quartet No. 15 in G major D.887. Clocking in at more than 45 minutes in 4 movements, in the assured hands of the Flinders Quartet it still managed to be over almost too soon. Switching effortlessly from restrained to dynamic, from plaintive to authoritative, from melancholy to great joy, from drama to romance, Flinders Quartet and Schubert proved themselves the most amenable of companions, working together with deftness and compassion to transport the audience through the most beautiful tonal experience to the supremely satisfying conclusion that this life really is a joyful and spirited thing."
3MBS, March 2017
Robin Usher's article following interviews with Zoe Knighton and Nicholas Waters
LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE, March 2017
Zoe Knighton's blog, "When a string quartet plays musical chairs"
3MBS MUSIC IN MELBOURNE, March 2017
Audio podcast featuring Zoe Knighton
LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE, February 2017
Zoe Knighton's blog, "When is playing a string quartet like trying food blindfolded?"
ARMIDALE EXPRESS, March 2016
“... Flinders Quartet displayed seamless ensemble as well as profound understanding of the music they played.”
BACHTRACK, March 2016
"I could hardly praise the playing of the Flinders Quartet more highly: accurate and perceptive with excellent timing and coordination."
"Their shading, rhythmic pliability and tautness of ensemble are impeccable. To my mind, this is the finest performance of this work since the Griller Quartet’s recording from the late 1940s, and of course the Flinders Quartet enjoys much better sound."
CLASSIC MELBOURNE, October 2015
" … the quartet distinguished itself by achieving an almost impossible synchronicity and also achieving the clean, sharp sound that distinguishes this ensemble."
"... brilliant from the outset ..."
THE COURIER MAIL, September 2015
" ... intense clarity and fluid partnership ..."
SUNDSVALLS TIDNING (Sweden), July 2015
"the quartet also played with a very powerful and great timbre, great romantic expression and with great musical unity ... the nice balance and the broad, clear sound made this concert very exciting and never boring."
CLASSIKON, November 2014
"The concert had variety, intensity, lyric beauty, passion and wit in the excellent playing and tight ensemble."
SOUNDS LIKE SYDNEY, November 2014
DAILY TELEGRAPH, October 2014
THE AGE, October 2014
ALBERT'S WARS, October 2014
THE AUSTRALIAN, May 2014
" ... the quartet sounded as if they had been playing together for a lifetime: unity of interpretation, tight ensemble, fine balance, matched tone, and fluent dialogues between solo and collective lines."
CLASSIKON, May 2014
CLASSIC MELBOURNE, May 2014