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How many musicians have commissioned and performed pieces from pre-eminent composers and a famous playwright? Answer: one. So accomplished and charismatic is classical guitarist Karin Schaupp that she can tour one-woman shows by David Williamson (Lotte’s Gift) one minute and wow concert crowds with guitar concerto premieres the next.

Schaupp’s performance is… grounded in breathtaking technical skill, expressive capacity, sensitivity and control.

Classic Melbourne

In this ravishing program, she reunites with Melbourne’s wonderful Flinders Quartet (their 2011 collaboration album was ARIA-nominated) for the first performances of a new guitar quintet by Carl Vine, commissioned in memory of an audience member’s daughter.

Schaupp will also perform solos, including the radiant Southern Cross Dreaming by British-Australian guitar hero Richard Charlton; the Flinders Quartet will play Imogen Holst’s moving Phantasy Quartet; and the five will lead the charge home with selections from the most celebrated work for this ensemble, Boccherini’s Fandango.

A delicious star-turn, ideal for curious first-timers and devoted aficionados alike.

I could hardly praise the playing of the Flinders Quartet more highly: accurate and perceptive with excellent timing and coordination.



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