Davey String Quartet

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Description: Davey String Quartet

Formed in 1992, the Davey String Quartet features musicians who also perform with the Tasmanian Symphony, orchestras interstate and graduates from the Conservatorium. We comprise two violins, viola and cello.

The Davey String Quartet is Tasmania’s busiest string quartet, performing at functions in Hobart and throughout the state. We play an enormous repertoire spanning many centuries including classical music, jazz standards, Celtic and popular music. We particularly enjoy arranging and performing music from the 1920’s and ’30’s by composers such as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin.

Musicians of the Davey String Quartet have provided music for

* Australian of the Year Award 2005
* Henry Jones Art Hotel
* “1888 Dinner”, Hobart Town Hall
* Bradman Oration Dinner, Government House
* Taste of Tasmania 2005 (launch and “First Bite”)
* Wrest Point Corporate Tower Club
* Bel Canto Australia
* Law Librarians conference 2005
* Army Medical Doctors’ Annual Dinner (14 years)
* Government House; Australia Day Award investitures

STRING QUARTET PERSONNEL – and career highlights

Tullia Ashton-Lomax (violin)
|* Melbourne trained, majoring in violin and composition
* enjoyed playing opera and ballet repertoire with Orchestra Victoria
* member of Geminiani Chamber Orchestra (Melbourne)
* has premiered many contemporary Australia Operas
* a passionate performer of American Appalachian Folk Music
* has written children’s books with musical accompaniment
* currently conducting at Young Conservatorium, very much interested in music education

Anita Schleebs (violin)
* Graduate, Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music
* Australian Youth Orchestra
* Regular performer in Tasmania’s Theatre orchestras

Nara Dennis (viola/arranger)

* studied viola and piano in Adelaide, Sydney and Vienna
* performed overseas with orchestras in Vienna, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Auckland
* member of Queensland Symphony Orchestra 1986-1992
* worked with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra for 10 years
* a professional music arranger and copyist, working over 5 Australian states
* currently now enjoying a very busy free-lance life in Hobart with Davey String Quartet,
“Strings on Fire”, a large teaching practice and Music Theatre work

Pam Kirkland (cello) * Tasmanian born and bred, studied with Sela Trau and Christian Wojtowicz
* Post Graduate degree in Performance from the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music
* Founding member of the Hobart Chamber Orchestra and Davey String Quartet
* plays an English cello by Thomas Kennedy from 1838

 

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