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3rd to 5th October, 2014 An exclusive weekend celebrating fine music, food and wine


Australian String Quartet

Picture a trail through ancient eucalypt forests, past pristine surf beaches, and the promises offered in hectares of vines leading to your next cellar door. Awaiting you are intimate performances with the Australian String Quartet, exceptional guest artists and indulgent gourmet experiences.

The Australian String Quartet is delighted to team up with four of the region’s most outstanding vineyards and chefs to bring together the exclusive Margaret River Weekend of Music from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th October 2014 at Cullen Wines, Voyager Estate, Leeuwin Estate and Vasse Felix. Over the weekend, the acclaimed Australian String Quartet will bring to life timeless and exquisitely beautiful music with leading guest artists – guitar sensation Slava Grigoryan, renowned Australian soprano Sara Macliver and awarding winning classical pianist Anna Goldsworthy. Set in the stunning cellars and galleries of the wineries, each concert will be preceded by an insightful introduction by the eminent musicologist and conductor Prof Richard Divall AO OBE. Tailored packages and concert tickets for the Margaret River Weekend of Music events are limited.

L–R Stephen King, Ioana Tache, Kristian Winther, Sharon Draper PHOTOGRAPHY BY JACQUI WAY, ARTWORK BY SUE NINHAM COURTESY OF BMG ART

Join us for a truly magnificent weekend!


With a rich history spanning 29 years, the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) has established a strong national profile as an Australian chamber music group of excellence, performing at the highest international level. From its home base at the University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium of Music, the ASQ delivers a vibrant annual artistic program encompassing performances, workshops, commissions and education projects across Australia and abroad. One of Australia’s finest music exports, the ASQ has appeared at international music festivals and toured extensively throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and Asia in recent years. The Quartet is frequently broadcast on ABC Classic FM and records regularly for public release. The Quartet’s performance calendar for 2014 comprises its National Season featuring four unique concert programs presented in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney; its own flagship festivals, in the Southern Grampians and at Margaret River; regional touring and prestigious invitations to collaborate with leading artists and organisations including their recent performance with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra premiering John Adams’ Absolute Jest at the Sydney Opera House.

As advocates for Australian music, the Quartet delivers an annual forum for emerging composers and regularly commissions, showcases and records new Australian work. Its education program extends beyond workshops and masterclasses to include the Quartet Project – a national mentoring program for emerging quartets. The members of the ASQ are privileged to perform on a matched set of Guadagnini instruments. Hand crafted by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini between c.1743-1784 in Turin and Piacenza, Italy, these exquisite Italian instruments were brought together through the vision of Ulrike Klein. The instruments are on loan to the ASQ for their exclusive use through the generosity of Ulrike Klein, Maria Myers and a group of donors who have supported Ngeringa Arts to acquire the viola. Kristian Winther plays a 1784 Guadagnini Violin, Turin. Ioana Tache plays a 1748-49 Guadagnini Violin, Piacenza. Stephen King plays a 1783 Guadagnini Viola, Turin. Sharon Draper plays a c.1743 Guadagnini Violoncello, Piacenza, ‘Ngeringa’.

GUEST ARTISTS

RHYDIAN LEWIS

AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET

SARA MACLIVER

ANNA GOLDSWORTHY

G U I TA R

SOPRANO

PIANO

Slava Grigoryan was born in 1976 in Kazakhstan; he has appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras and Festivals. In 2005, he toured Australia with American great, Ralph Towner, and legendary jazz guitarist from Austria, Wolfgang Muthspiel; his debut classical album for ABC Classics, Sonatas and Fantasies, won Best Classical Album at the 2002 ARIA Awards. The collaboration with brother Leonard Grigoryan is developing as his most significant one. They have now released their fifth duo recording, The Seasons, and have performed together around the world. In 2012, the brothers collaborated with leading Australian baritone José Carbó on My Latin Heart – a numberone selling album and show. Slava Grigoryan was appointed as Artistic Director of the Adelaide International Guitar Festival for 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Sara Macliver is one of Australia’s most popular and versatile artists, and is regarded as one of the leading exponents of Baroque repertoire. Sara is a regular performer with all the major Australian symphony and chamber orchestras as well as the major festivals, the ACO, ABO and Musica Viva, and a number of international companies. Sara records for ABC Classics with more than 35 CDs. In 2013 engagements included a very successful national tour with the Academy of Ancient Music, performances with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Opera Queensland, the Melbourne, Adelaide, West Australian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras. In 2013 Sara was nominated for a Helpmann award for her performance in Monteverdi’s Orfeo. In 2014 Sara will be performing with the Australian String Quartet, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, ANAM, St George’s Cathedral and many others. Sara has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Western Australia in recognition of her services to singing.

Described by The Australian as a ‘musical ambassador,’ Anna Goldsworthy is one of Australia’s most acclaimed and versatile musicians. As a piano soloist, she has performed extensively throughout Australia and internationally. An accomplished chamber player, Anna is a founding member of Seraphim Trio, which in 2014 celebrates its twentieth anniversary. She collaborates regularly with Australia’s most distinguished musicians, such as oboist Diana Doherty, clarinettist Paul Dean, trumpeter David Elton, soprano Jane Sheldon and the Australian String Quartet. Anna’s literary publications include the memoirs Piano Lessons and Welcome to Your New Life, as well as the Quarterly Essay Unfinished Business. She is currently Artistic Director of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, Kenneth Moore Memorial Music Scholar at Janet Clarke Hall, and Research Fellow at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide. Anna records for the ABC Classics label.

S L A VA G R I G O R YA N


C U L L EN W I N E S

THE WEEKEND F R IDAY 3RD OCT O BE R, 6 . 4 5 P M — C U LLE N WI N ES BARREL C EL L AR

Pre-concert drinks and canapés Opening concert Schubert—String Quartet in C minor Quartettsatz D703 (Australian String Quartet) Shaun Rigney—The Garden of Forking Paths (Australian String Quartet and Slava Grigoryan) Beethoven—String Quartet op 95, Serioso (Australian String Quartet)

The words quality, integrity and sustainability define the Cullen philosophy. This second generation family company use biodynamic practices to create the best quality expression of the vineyard in the wine.

PHOTO: FRANCES ANDRIJICH

V OYA GE R E S TATE

Founded by Michael Wright, Voyager Estate offers a truly memorable wine experience. The vineyard’s location was selected because it has the ideal characteristics to create wines of elegance, complexity and balance.

SAT URDAY 4TH O CT O BER, 1 2 . 3 0 P M — V O YA G E R ES TAT E BARREL C EL L AR

High-tea brunch Morning concert Boccherini—Guitar Quintet no 4 in D major G448, Fandango (Australian String Quartet and Slava Grigoryan) Other works performed by Sara Macliver and Slava Grigoryan SAT URDAY 4TH O CT O BER, 7 . 0 0 P M — LE E U WI N ES TAT E ART G AL L ERY

Pre-concert drinks and canapés Gala concert Haydn—String Quartet op 76 no 5 (Australian String Quartet) Other works performed by the Australian String Quartet, Sara Macliver and Slava Grigoryan SAT URDAY, 4TH O CT O BER, 8 . 0 0 P M — LE E U WI N ES TAT E RES TAU RAN T

Gala dinner Featuring a showcase performance over dinner by Sara Macliver and Anna Goldsworthy

L EEU W I N ES TATE

A family winery, Leeuwin Estate celebrates fine wine, food and the arts with internationally acclaimed wines, an award-winning restaurant, a collection of Australian art and a series of spectacular alfresco concerts.

SUNDAY 5TH OCT O BE R, 1 1 . 3 0 AM — VA SSE F E LIX ART G AL L ERY

Morning tea Finale concert Brahms—Piano Quintet in F minor, op 34 (Australian String Quartet and Anna Goldsworthy) A solo piano work performed by Anna Goldsworthy SUNDAY 5TH OCT O BE R, 1 2 . 3 0 P M — VA SSE F E LIX RES TAU RAN T

Farewell lunch

VA S S E FE LIX

Margaret River’s oldest wine estate, Vasse Felix focuses on crafting wines that best express the distinct characteristics of the region’s best performing varieties. In 2012, Vasse Felix was rated as a ‘Top 100 International Winery’ by Wine & Spirits Magazine, USA.


T H E P L AT I N U M PA C K A G E

An exclusive opportunity to indulge in the first-class offerings of the region’s finest wineries in the company of the Australian String Quartet and its guest artists. The Festival commences on Friday evening with twilight canapés served overlooking the historic vineyard at Cullen Wines and an intimate concert performance in the surrounds of the vineyard’s barrel cellar. The stunning grounds of Voyager Estate await on Saturday morning for a delicious high tea brunch at the award-winning restaurant followed by a concert in Australia’s largest underground barrel cellar, nestled underneath pristine landscaped gardens. Leeuwin Estate is well known for its connection to music and the arts and is the setting for the weekend’s premier event on Saturday evening. A sophisticated black-tie event, the evening will comprise pre-concert canapés, an intimate Gala concert in the winery’s Art Gallery and a sumptuous Gala dinner with members of the Australian String Quartet and guest artists.

S I LV E R PA C K A G E

SINGLE TICKETS

FR I DAY 3 R D O C T – C U L L EN W I N ES

FR I DAY 3R D O CT – C ULLE N W INE S

S AT UR DAY 4T H O CT – V OYA GE R E S TATE

Pre-concert drinks and canapés Opening concert

Pre-concert drinks and canapés Opening concert

Morning concert and a glass of champagne

SATU R DAY 4TH O C T – VO YAG ER ES TAT E

SATUR DAY 4T H O CT – VOYA GE R E S TATE

S UN DAY 5T H O CT – VA S S E FE LIX

High-tea brunch Morning concert

High-tea brunch Morning concert

Morning tea & finale concert

SATU R DAY 4TH O C T – L EEU W I N ES TAT E

SU NDAY 5T H O CT – VA S S E FE LIX

Pre-concert drinks and canapés Gala concert Gala dinner

Morning tea Finale concert

SU N DAY 5TH O C T – VAS S E F EL I X

Morning tea Finale concert Farewell lunch

Accommodation For accommodation options, contact Margaret River Visitor Centre, phone 08 9780 5911 or www.margaretriver.com

The weekend’s concluding events will be hosted at Vasse Felix. Presented in the Art Gallery, the Quartet’s finale concert will be set amidst artwork from the celebrated Holmes à Court Collection. Savour the weekend’s experience over a farewell lunch with the Quartet in the iconic Vasse Felix Restaurant.

Scallop dish from Vasse Felix

Bus Transfers (optional) Bus transfers are planned for the weekend. Please call 1800 040 444 by 1 September to register your interest.


CAPE NATURALISTE

MARGARET RIVER REGION

GEOGRAPHE BAY

DUNSBOROUGH

Paul Clitheroe AM (Chair) Alexandra Burt Nicholas Callinan

BUSSELTON

YALLINGUP

ASQ BOARD

Angela Flannery Janet Hayes

CARBUNUP RIVER

Ulrike Klein Paul Murnane Maria Myers AO Susan Renouf

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Jeanette Sandford-Morgan OAM

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COWARAMUP GRACETOWN

ROSA BROOK

MARGARET RIVER

B PREVELLY

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WITCHCLIFFE

FOREST GROVE

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KARRIDALE

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AUGUSTA

CAPE LEEUWIN

Angelina Zucco – Executive Director


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Saturday 4th Oct, 12.30pm / Morning concert and glass of champagne at Voyager Estate

3rd to 5th October, 2014

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