Sapphire String Quartet was selected to perform for the Apec Summit at the Sydney Opera House on the 8th of September 2007. In 2008, the quartet performed at the ABC Radio Awards and at the ANZ Stadium for Andre Rieu's VIP cocktail parties. The group recently performed for the Heart Foundation at the Sydney Government House.
The group is highly experienced, based at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. All members are leading professional soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians. The member has won major prizes in both national and international music competitions such as Gold medal at the Kocian Music Competition 1994 in Prague, International String Player Award and Silver medal at the Gisborne Music Competition 2002 in New Zealand, and 1st prize at the string quartet competition (open age) in McDonald's Performing Arts Challenge 2003.
Their performances include concerts at
- the Sydney Opera House,
- Sydney Entertainment Centre,
- Llewellyn Hall in Canberra,
- Sydney and Melbourne Town Hall,
- St. Andrew’s Cathedral
- Art Gallery of New South Wales.
TV appearances on
- Kerri-Anne show,
- SBS Global Village
- Darren Hayes video-clip.
- Radio broadcasts on ABC classic FM,
- 2MBS and Concert FM in NZ.
Overseas performances in
- New Zealand,
- Hong Kong,
Sapphire String Quartet is available in various combinations: -
Solo ~ violin/ viola/ cello (1 performer) -
Duo ~ two violins/ violin and viola/ viola and cello/ violin and cello (2 performers) -
Trio ~ two violins and cello/ violin, viola and cello (3 performers) -
Quartet ~ two violins, viola and cello (4 performers)
The following list of music repertoire is only a small proportion of what Sapphire String Quartet provides. Sapphire String Quartet plays music of all styles! Music Repertoire (much more available) Albinez Spanish Dance Bach Air on the G string Bach Brandenburg Concertos Bizet Habanera from "carmen" Boccherini Minuetto Clarke Trumpet Voluntary Delibes Flower Duet Dvorak Humoresque Elgar Chanson De Nuit Elgar Salut d'Amour Gershwin l've got Rhythm Gershwin Summertime Gluck Minuet from Orpheus Handel Queen of Sheba Handel Water music Handel Largo Handel La Rejouissance Joplin
The Entertainer Lennon Eleanor Rigby Massenet Meditation Mcbroom The Rose Mendelssohn Wedding March Mozart Divertimenti Mozart Eine Kleine NachtMusik Mozart Serenade Pachelbel Canon Schubert Ave Maria Schubert Moment Musical Schumann Traumerei Tchaikovsky Swanlake theme Vivaldi Four seasons Wagner Bridal Chorus