Carl Pini is a musician of international reputation, beginning his career in London in 1960 as Leader of the London String Quartet. From 1968 he spent six years in Sydney, forming the Carl Pini Quartet which made three world tours with Musica Viva, as well as recording extensively for EMI.
From 1975 he was concertmaster of the Philharmonia in London and played major concertos with Riccardo Muti, Sir Adam Boult and Zdenek Macal. In 1983 he returned to Sydney as Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and is now concert master of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Performing as Melbourne String Quartet
The Melbourne String Quartet has appeared in various guises over the years. One group formed in 1973 and another in 1994.
An exciting juxtaposition of 20th century Australian and 19th century European musical styles. Gordon Kerry's 'Torquing Points for String Quartet' and Mark Pollard's 'The Quick or the Dead' are approachable and lyrical pieces that fit well with this CD's classical works.