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Collusion's Violinmakers' Showcase - Trevor Liversidge


Wed 18 Mar 2015, 7:00pm–8:15pm

Where: Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University South Bank Campus/140 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD, South Bank, Queensland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $20.00
  • Concession: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: danielle32

Performing on a quartet of instruments and bows crafted by luthier Trevor Liversidge, Collusion presents a colourful program of string quartet and solo music specifically chosen to highlight the instruments being played. The program will include Mozart’s evocative ‘Dissonance’ quartet, Piazzolla’s empassioned Four for Tango, Pärt’s sublime Summa, Eames’ rapturous Spiders! Spiders! Spiders! Spiders!, and solo works by Ibert, Ysaye, Bach and Prokofiev. The concert will appeal to all lovers of string music and will be of particular interest to teachers, students and prospective instrument buyers.

The Violinmakers’ Showcase performs an important role in increasing awareness of the outstanding standard of instrument making here in Queensland.

About Trevor Liversidge

Trevor is one of Australia’s most respected luthiers and bowmakers. Having trained with the highly regarded violinmaker Harry Vatiliotis in 1981, Trevor continues an Australian lineage from Vatiliotis’ teacher, AE Smith. Trevor attended The Stringed Instrument Restoration Workshop at Oberlin College Ohio, USA, and, with the assistance of an Australia Council grant in 1991, spent time studying the restoration of instruments at the University of New Hampshire, USA. Trevor worked from the Lake Macquarie region for many years, and established Hunter Valley Violins in 1990. Now based in Brisbane, Trevor continues making superior instruments and bows for local, national and international performers.

Program (alphabetical order)

Eames - Spiders! Spiders! Spiders! Spiders! – 3rd movement
Ibert – Ghirlarzana for solo cello
W.A. Mozart – String Quartet No.19 in C Major, K465 ‘Dissonance’
Piazzolla – Four For Tango
Pärt – Summa
Prokofiev - Theme and Variations from Sonata for Solo Violin
Ysaye – Violin sonata no.4, op.27, 1st movement

Collusion Music string quartet:
Collusion Music is an ensemble-in-residence at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. The ensemble is renowned for its exciting and engaging performance style, imaginative and innovative programming, inter-arts collaborative projects and extensive commissioning program for Australian composers.

Benjamin Greaves – Violin (Director)
Camille Barry – Violin
Bethan Lewis – Viola
Danielle Bentley – Cello