Sartory premieres new concert format in Town of Victoria Park Arts Season April 21, 2018
On Sunday 22nd April, Sartory performed their concert 'Encounter' to two audiences in the intimate space of the Studio of the Victoria Park Arts Centre. The audience were invited to bring their smart phone or tablet and sign in to a special section of Sartory's website and view historical and musical information on the pieces performed and follow the scores along with the performance. Audience members commented on how much they enjoyed hearing the quartet members speak about the pieces and the closeness they felt to the musicians.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of being so close to the performers, and having certain items to be performed mentioned and explained beforehand - it meant that I was waiting to experience those parts, was excited to recognise them and then understood the significance of those parts and of the whole piece. Loved it. Thank you Sartory." (Audience member)
Sartory premieres new West Australian works April 07, 2017
Sartory were invited by the Royal Schools Music Club (Inc) to premiere new works for strings and piano by West Australian composers Robert Wallace Laird and Stuart James. They performed three works for string quartet and a piano quintet by each composer with the composer at the piano. The quartet enjoyed the collaboration process and the exploration of new material. "There was an almost palpable sense of anticipation as the musicians gripped their bows and took us into a quiet sonic world."(Neville Cohn, ozartsreview.com)
Sartory performs at the US Consulate April 02, 2017
Sartory were invited to perform for NASA Astronaut Scott Parazynski at the 26th International World Wide Web conference. They performed the Cavatina from Beethoven's String Quartet Op 130, which fittingly is one of the pieces sent up into space on the 'Golden Record' of the Voyager Space Shuttle to represent the diversity of life and culture on Earth. The US Consulate were wonderful hosts and the location provided a pretty amazing view of Perth.