C12 Classic Hour

  • Thursday, 4 May 2023

  • Juliet Room, Verity Lane Market

    Sydney Building, 50 Northbourne Avenue, ACT 2601

  • With Support From

Mozart dedicated his lively String Quartet K.458 – nicknamed ‘The Hunt’ for its boisterous first movement – to his friend, Joseph Haydn, the ‘father’ of the string quartet. Upon hearing Mozart’s quartets Haydn in turn was inspired to even greater heights.

Hear Quatuor Van Kuijk perform the music that prompted Haydn to declare Mozart the “greatest composer” he knew, alongside Haydn’s own String Quartet, Op.76. No. 5, written a little over ten years later, performed by Australia’s Alma Moodie Quartet.



W.A. Mozart,  String Quartet K458 ‘The Hunt’

F.J. Haydn, String Quartet Op. 76 no 5



Quatuor Van Kuijk

Alma Moodie Quartet


Visit the Verity Lane Market Hall for a leisurely lunch after the concert.  Verity Lane Market is home to five unique vendors – Pizza Artigiana, Lim Peh’s Wantan Mee – Singaporean Cuisine, Rasa Rosa – Lombok/Indonesian Cuisine, Pasta Artigiana, Superbao – Chinese/Australian Fusion.


This concert is supported by Dianne Anderson AM and Brian Anderson AC

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Artist Alma Moodie Quartet

The Alma Moodie Quartet features four of Australia’s finest string players in an exciting new collaboration. Led by acclaimed violinist Kristian Winther, violinist Anna da Silva Chen, violist Dana Lee and cellist Thomas Marlin bring a fresh and fearless approach to the string quartet repertoire.
Named to honour internationally significant Australian violinist of the 1930s and ’40s, the Alma Moodie Quartet is committed to invigorating the classics and exploring new works with their combined virtuosic talents.
Photo credit Brontë Godden

Artist Quatuor Van Kuijk


“Style, energy and a sense of risk. These four young Frenchman made the music smile.” The Guardian

The Quatuor Van Kuijk’s international accolades boast First, Best Beethoven, and Best Haydn Prizes at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet competition; First Prize, and an Audience Award at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition; as well as becoming laureates of the Aix-en-Provence Festival Academy. They were BBC New Generation Artists from 2015-17, as well as ECHO Rising Stars for the 2017-18 season.

Following such high success early in their career, the ensemble is an established presence at major international venues, performing at the Wigmore Hall, London; Philharmonie de Paris, Auditorium du Louvre, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and Salle Gaveau, Paris; Tonhalle, Zurich; Wiener Konzerthaus and Musikverein, Vienna; Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Berliner Philharmonie; Kölner Philharmonie; Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg; Gulbenkian, Lisbon; Tivoli Concert Series, Denmark; Konserthuset Stockholm; and at festivals including the BBC Proms, Cheltenham, Heidelberg, Lockenhaus, Davos, Verbier, Aix-en-Provence, Montpellier/Radio France, Evian, Auvers-sur-Oise, Stavanger and Trondheim (Norway), Concentus Moraviae (Czech Republic), Haydn/Esterházy (Hungary), and Eilat (Israel).


Quatuor Van Kuijk is supported by Sharon Green and Marcel Skjald