Faust and Omega
The internationally recognised Faust Quartet (Germany) tour to Australia to join with Omega culminating in a performance of the glorious Mendelssohn String Octet.
About The Music
Dimitri Ashkenazy (clarinet), who has thrilled audiences in past seasons also augments the Ensemble to perform the rarely heard Martinu Serenade for Two Clarinets, Violin, Viola and Cello.
Hailed by the press for its “high playing culture in all dynamic areas, its awareness of musical processes and its highly developed sense of sound”, the Faust Quartet has rapidly developed into one of the most noteworthy string quartets of its generation.
Dimitri Ashkenazy began playing the piano at the age of six and then progressed to the clarinet under the tuition of Giambattista Sisini, with whom he continued studying when he entered the Conservatory of Lucerne in 1989. Since completing his studies, he has gone on to perform widely, both as soloist and chamber musician. An active chamber musician, he has performed with the Kodály and Faust Quartets and with partners such as Barbara Bonney, his brother Vovka and his father Vladimir Ashkenazy.