Australian String Quartet 


“This ensemble is playing better than ever” - The Age


“Australia’s Finest” - The Advertiser



“...An ensemble of great unanimity and finesse” - Australian Stage

For 35 years, the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) has created unforgettable string quartet performances for national and international audiences. Dedicated to musical excellence with a distinctly Australian flavour, the ASQ’s purpose is to create chemistry and amplify intimacy through experiences that connect people with string quartet music.

From its home base at the University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium of Music, the ASQ reaches out across Australia and the world to engage people with an outstanding programme of performances, workshops, commissions and education programs.

Violin I: Dale Barltrop   ︎
Violin II: Francessca Hiew   ︎
Viola: Stephen King   ︎
Cello: Sharon Grigoryan    ︎

︎  Watch and listen: Mendelssohn Op. 44 Nr. 1, 4th mvt / visuals from 2018 season

︎ artist website



At Melbourne Recital Centre
The ASQ’s distinct sound is enhanced by a matched set of 18th century Guadagnini instruments, handcrafted by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini between c.1743 and 1784 in Turin and Piacenza, Italy.

These precious instruments are on loan for the quartet’s exclusive use through the generosity of UKARIA.