There is a saying that in life friends come and go but family is forever.
At Musica Viva Tasmania we like to think that applies to the Hobart chamber music community, and the many musicians from around the world who come briefly into our lives each year. In our beautiful and intimate home at the Hobart Town Hall, via the timeless bond of music, we experience fine music, exceptional musicianship and great friendship.
Through our common love of chamber music – and a desire to share those exciting, electrifying and breathtaking musical moments – we become more than just a community hearing a great concert. We become something altogether more special – we become the Musica Viva Tasmania family.
In 2013 we come together as that family to welcome old and new friends alike. We also bid a sad farewell to four friends we have known for more than forty years, as the members of the Tokyo String Quartet pack away their instruments for the very last time.
Our season opens with an intimate recital from the ever-popular Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey, joined on piano by an old Musica Viva Tasmania friend in Melbourne’s Caroline Almonte.
May sees us welcoming three new acquaintances in Germany’s Morgenstern Trio, before being privileged to say a fond farewell to some of our oldest and dearest friends in the Tokyo String Quartet.
In the second half of the year we share some spine-tingling moments with more recent friends – each making a welcome return to our shores – as Piers Lane and the Elias String Quartet join us to play some of the greatest music for solo piano and string quartet.
November brings our final family gathering, with the Australian String Quartet returning to introduce two new members – and proving that while faces change and friends come and go, in music, family is forever.
Do join us in 2013, and become part of the Musica Viva Tasmania family.