Esmé Quartet

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Eloquent. Spellbinding. Monumental. Exquisite. Esmé. 

Welcome to the brilliant Esmé Quartet, the award-winning young string quartet waking up the world with their exciting and insightful performances of much-loved masterworks. 

Eloquent. Spellbinding. Monumental. Exquisite. How else can we describe the Esmé Quartet? Based in Germany, this ensemble launched its international career by winning first prize at the 2018 International String Quartet Competition at London’s Wigmore Hall. The ensemble then embarked on a whirlwind year of concerts in North America, Hong Kong and Japan.

For their Australian debut the musicians play works which are the epitome of youth: an early work of Webern overflows with romantic invention, while Mendelssohn’s second String Quartet blazes with the heart-on-sleeve emotion of a teenage genius, and emerging Australian composer Jack Frerer’s Spiral Sequences is an exhilarating roller-coaster ride. Add to this Claude Debussy’s only string quartet, brimming with rhythmic and harmonic exuberance.

Esmé comes from the medieval French word for ‘beloved’. Be among the first to discover why everyone loves Esmé.

There is a masterclass with Yeeun Heo from the Esme Quartet in Brisbane (May 13). Find out more about our masterclasses here.

"Esmé Quartet have earnt every accolade"
"An intense, compact listening experience from a young quartet with an enviable reputation for elegance, precision and energy."
"the lauded Esmé Quartet astounded their audience"
"Esmé Quartet will no doubt continue to be ‘esteemed’ and ‘beloved’ when the remainder of Australia hears their performances of such an endearing programme."


Listen to the music before you witness Esmé Quartet live.

Esmé Quartet

YUNA HA violin 
YEEUN HEO cello 

WEBERN Langsamer Satz (‘Slow Movement’) 
MENDELSSOHN String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13 
FRERER Spiral Sequences 
DEBUSSY String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

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Event and Ticketing Details

Dates & Times

Perth   29 April 7:30pm
Adelaide   1 May 7:30pm
Hobart   3 May 7:30pm
Sydney   6 May 7pm
Newcastle   7 May 7:30pm
Canberra   10 May 7pm
Brisbane   13 May 7pm
Melbourne   14 May 7pm


Multiple Venues

Please check the venue in your city when booking tickets.

Event notes

Concert Duration

The concert has an approximate duration of 100 minutes with an interval.

Venue Information

Read more about the venues here.


Find out about our masterclass Brisbane here.

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