Vesa-Matti Leppänen (violin), Andrew Thomson (viola), Andrew Joyce (cello), Diedre Irons (piano) perform as a piano quartet. The string players are all well-known principals from the NZ Symphony Orchestra. They are joined by renowned pianist Diedre Irons, formerly the head of piano studies at the NZ School of Music. The quartet’s previous Sunday concert was considered “a most satisfying concert … rewarding and performed with the greatest musicality, zest and imagination” by Middle-C. This concert is two of the most-loved piano quartets.
Antonin Dvořák, Piano Quartet No.2 in E-flat major, Op.87
Johannes Brahms, Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25