Here at Bows for Strings we are dedicated to supporting the musical journey of all levels of musician, from the daring beginner to the accomplished professional, and today we are excited to launch a new partnership with the wonderfully creative, Sydney Art Quartet.
The Sydney Art Quartet is a new generation of string quartet that combines the performance of traditional masterpieces with contemporary, multi-sensory storytelling and contrasting art forms. Since its foundation in 2015, the Quartet has created, produced and performed over 75 original shows, many in collaboration with Australia's most vibrant creative minds including David Wenham (actor), Bill Henson (photographer), KAGE (physical theater), John Olsen AO OBE (painter), Saskia Havekes (botanic artist), Carlos Huber (scent designer), Greta Bradman (soprano & BBC Classic FM presenter) & Erin Helyard (Pinchgut Opera).
It is this fusion between art and music that makes the Sydney Art Quartet so refreshing and is just one of the reasons we are so proud to be supporting them throughout their 2022 season.
James Beck, Sydney Art Quartet's Artistic Director and Cellist, visited us in our showroom recently to discuss the new partnership.
"The SAQ is excited to partner with Bows For Strings. Of course because we will have access to the incredible range of music making equipment that can be at our front door in 24 hours. But particularly because we love sharing what we do and how we do it," said James. "We look forward to showing the Bows For Strings community backstage information about our beautiful instruments and the choices we make (strings, rosin, set up etc) that make those instruments (and us) work at their best… plus some sneak peeks at some of the special places we get to perform in!"
James is pictured above (centre) with Bows for Strings owner Nicolas Fyfield (left) and Head Luthier Brenton Fyfield (right).
To kick off the association, Bows for Strings will be supporting the Sydney Art Quartet with their string needs. After years of exploration and experimentation, each member of the Quartet has individually identified leading string brand Pirastro as their manufacturer of choice. As a fun way to better get to know the members of the Quartet, we will be sharing short videos of each member explaining their string choice and how it compliments the rest of the group, along with a range of other educational and entertaining videos from the Quartet that we look forward to sharing with our audience
The absence of concerts and exhibitions throughout 2020 and 2021 only served to reinforce the importance of the arts in all our lives, and just how special it is to come together and share in the joy of music with one another. It is therefore with great pleasure that we can say that the Sydney Art Quartet has just released their full 2022 season which is on sale now.
The Sydney Art Quartet is comprised of:
Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba (left above), violin
Violin: Giovanni Battista Gabrielli, Florence 1760
Strings: Pirastro Passione Solo
Anna Albert (centre right), violin
Violin: Denis Cormier, Montreal 2003
Strings: Pirastro Evah Pirazzi
Andrew Jezek (right), viola
Viola: Anton Kreuzinger, Znaim 1909.
Strings: Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold
James Beck (centre left), cellist & artistic director
Cello: attributed to Simone Saconni, Roma 1926
Strings: Pirastro Perpetual Edition
Keep a lookout on our social channels to learn more about the talented members of the Quartet.