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Todi - Festival - International Multi-Cultural Masterclass & Concert 15 September 2023

  • International Multi-Cultural Concert by the Australian String Quartet (ASQ). 

  • With support from the Australian Embassy in Italy as part of our joint-efforts to pursue stronger bilateral relations.

  • Masterclasses with young musicians to be held during the ASQ visit in Todi

  • Confirmed concert to be performed in the  Teatro Comunale, Todi

  • Expanding the horizons of Australian classical music scene and the Australian culture and landscape that it represents.

Key Goals

  • Offer a unique and exciting musical experience not only for the local and expat community of Todi; but also international and national visitors to Todi.

  • To involve selected children and young adult musicians in masterclasses and possible performance opportunities.

Key People

  • The Austrailan String Quartet

  • Music School Representative/ Students 

About the quartet

The Australia String Quartet


Since 1985, the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) has created unforgettable string quartet performances for audiences around the world. The ASQ is Dale Barltrop (violin), Francesca Hiew (violin), Christopher Cartlidge (viola) and Michael Dahlenburg (cello).


Dedicated to musical excellence with a distinctly Australian flavour, we aim to create chemistry and amplify intimacy through experiences that connect people with string quartet repertoire.


From our home base at the University of Adelaide, we reach out across the world to engage people with an outstanding program of performances, workshops, digital content, commissions and education projects.


Our distinct sound is enhanced by a matched set of 18th century Guadagnini instruments, handcrafted by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini between c.1743 and 1784 in Turin and Piacenza, Italy. These precious instruments are on loan for our exclusive use through the generosity of UKARIA.


Dale Barltrop plays a 1784 Guadagnini Violin, Turin

Francesca Hiew plays a 1748-49 Guadagnini Violin, Piacenza

Chris Cartlidge plays a 1783 Guadagnini Viola, Turin

Michael Dahlenburg plays a c.1743 Guadagnini Violoncello, Piacenza ‘Ngeringa’


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