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Canberra Strings

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Event description

Canberra Strings is a group of some of the region’s top professional string players dedicated to the performance of string chamber music. Featuring former TSO concertmaster and Aria Award winner Barbara Jane Gilby (now Braidwood resident) as first violinist, the group also includes CSO players Pip Thompson, Lucy Carrigy-Ryan, Jack Chenoweth, Samuel Payne and Julia Janiszewski. The group has received two Critics Circle awards for performances in and around Canberra.


Canberra Strings present Schubert’s String Quartet no. 14, Death and the Maiden. Written in 1824 after a period of serious illness, Death and the Maiden is built around Schubert’s lied of the same name. It has long been interpreted as an evocative depiction Schubert’s struggle with his own mortality; from the poignant, ghostly variations in the second movement to the terrifying dance of death at the end.

*Photo by Peter Hislop, Canberra


A couple of current COVID guidelines:

  • maximum COVID seating limit is 80
  • please arrive at least 15-20 mins earlier than the start time to avoid congestion and delay
  • you will need to COVID register - St Andrews church has a QR code or manually enter your details
  • as part of COVID regulations, you will need to hand-sanitise and masks will be available if required
  • we'll check your name on the booking list, so there is no need to bring a print-out ticket
  • there will be no intermission
  • there will be no afternoon tea served after the concert
  • please bring your own cushion for comfortable seating on the pews and dress warmly
  • note location is St Andrews Anglican Church, Braidwood

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Refund policy

Please note, if Covid restrictions require us to cancel this event, all bookings (including booking fees) will be fully refunded. Or if you are ill, please do not attend and notify us prior to the event so we can refund your payment and resell your ticket.