Skride Piano Quartet – Musica Viva

Llewellyn Hall, ANU, Canberra
Thursday 14 November 2109 at 7pm
Touring nationally until 19 November 2019

The Skride Piano Quartet is a new classical quartet of four leading European soloists. Sisters, soloists and regular duo partners, Baiba and Lauma Skride are joined by two of their favourite chamber music colleagues, Lise Berthaud and Julian Steckel.

Barbie speaks with Musica Viva’s Christina Cook about the Skride Piano Quartet

Piano quartets are less often heard than piano trios, but the simple addition of a rich-toned viola seems to inspire composers to create music of outstanding lyricism. Audiences can expect a lively, but lyrical and sensitive performance.


Baiba Skride  – violin
Lise Berthaud  – viola
Julian Steckel  –
Lauma Skride  –


BEETHOVEN: Piano Quartet no 1 in E-flat major, WoO 36
Graeme KOEHNE: Socrates’ Garden* (World Premiere)
BRAHMS: Piano Quartet no 1 in G minor, op 25
*Commissioned for Musica Viva Australia by Tom Breen and Rachael Kohn

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