Founded in 2010, Acacia Quartet has won great respect for its versatile and inventive programs. “Acacia Quartet performed so well that at times they seem like only one instrument, such is their clarity and unison.” (City News Canberra)
Acacia has recorded 12 albums, with ‘Blue Silence’ earning a nomination for an APRA-AMCOS Art Music ‘Award for Excellence’. They are passionate about supporting Australian composers, working with young musicians, and sharing its love of music with audiences of all ages.
Their performances feature regularly on radio stations around the world. Acacia’s engagements in Australia include the Sydney Opera House, City Recital Hall Sydney, Melbourne Recital Hall, as well as extensive touring through regional NSW and Victoria. Acacia had its international debut in Vancouver, Canada at the Roundhouse in June 2016. The following year, Acacia Quartet was invited by the Christine Raphael Foundation to give their European debut, where it performed concerts in Berlin, Germany and recorded a CD with three string quartets by Günter Raphael.
Acacia Quartet is proud to be the Ensemble in Residence at the Orange Regional Conservatorium.
Artist's website: www.acaciaquartet.com
Acacia Quartet is featured on the following titles
A program of quartets by Mozart, Dvorak, and Australian composer Alice Chance performed with the brilliance Acacia Quartet is known for. Enjoyable on every level.
Australian recorder virtuoso Alicia Crossley and the acclaimed Acacia Quartet present the premiere recording of Australian compositions for recorder and string quartet inspired by poetry, mythology, historic tunes and storybook characters.
Members of Acacia Quartet
Born in Oldenburg, Germany, Stefan studied viola with Marcel Charpentier, Konrad Grahe and Emile Cantor at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and attended masterclasses with Thomas Brandis and Serge Collot.
Born in Sydney, Lisa began the violin with Suzuki teachers Hiroko Primrose, Yasuki Nakamura and violist William Primrose. At 11 she was playing solos in Japan, the USA and New Zealand. With tutelage from Christopher Kimber, Lisa won multiple national competitions.
Born in Vermont, USA, Anna moved to Salzburg, Austria at the age of 16, where she lived for the next 10 years. She completed a Bachelor of Music Performance at Mozarteum University Salzburg, studying cello under Professor Heidi Litschauer and chamber music with the Hagen Quartet.
Myee Clohessy grew up in the Southern Highlands of NSW and was lucky to begin violin lessons with Ernest Llewellyn when she was ten. By the age of eighteen Myee had won several competitions including the QYO National Youth Concerto Competition.