Chamber Music and Philosophy at Kendall School of Arts

Sunday 2nd May


Music and philosophy returns to Kendall School of Arts with a program of music by Beethoven, Schumann and William Walton. Violinist Goetz Richter and pianist Jeanell Carrigan will be joined by the formidable Ash Quartet from Sydney to present an afternoon of exciting chamber music. Commencing at 2 pm, their performance will be preceded by a philosophical discussion at 1 pm on Modernity and Utopia presented by musician and philosopher Goetz Richter.


The Kendall PhiloMusica series explores music in the context of philosophical ideas and within an informal presentation and discussion. The series is convened by Kendall National Violin Competition Artistic Director Goetz Richter. On May 2, string Quartets by Beethoven and Walton will bookend a performance of Robert Schumann’s Violin Sonata performed by Richter and Carrigan. The philosophical topic of “modernity and utopia” takes its leave from the turbulent and revolutionary nature of the music presented.


1 pm Philosophical Reflections

2 pm Performance

L. v. Beethoven, String Quartet ‘Serioso’ String Quartet no. 11 in F minor, Op. 95 (1810)

R. Schumann, Sonata a minor op 105 for Violin and Piano

W. Walton, String Quartet No. 2 in A minor


Ash Quartet: Marrianne Liu, Eva Li (violins), Dana Lee (viola), Sebastian Mansell (cello)

Goetz Richter, violin – Jeanell Carrigan, piano


Tickets: $ 30 (attendance at 1 pm talk free with concert ticket)

Ticket Bookings: https://events.humanitix.com/kendall-philomusica-may-2

Or phone Mavis Barnes 02-6559 4339, PO Box 86, Kendall NSW 2439


Sunday 2nd May

Modernity and Utopia

with Goetz Richter, Jeanell Carrigan and the Ash Quartet

Tickets: https://events.humanitix.com/kendall-philomusica-may-2

Or phone Mavis Barnes 02-6559 4339

Further dates for 2021

July 4, September 5 and November 7.

Kendall National Violin Competition Story

The Kendall National Violin Competition celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018 and has established itself as one of Australia’s foremost performance opportunities for young violinists. Past finalists and winners of the Kendall National Violin Competition have embarked on impressive careers and the Competition is proud to have encouraged these talented artists on their way.


The Kendall National Violin Competition is supported by many generous supporters of the Hastings, Camden Haven and Mid North Coast communities and is administered by an honorary management committee based in Kendall.


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