William Barton with his Didgeridoo, alongside the Brodsky quartet with their instruments.

Barton & Brodsky

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    Michael Fowler Centre

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A true master of his craft, William Barton (Kalkadungu) is an Australian didgeridoo player regarded for his incomparable and awe-inspiring performances. Barton has performed with the world's most esteemed orchestras and has “truly redefined the instrument for the 21st century” according to Limelight. 

The world-renowned Brodsky Quartet are at the forefront of the international chamber music scene with 50 years of music-making and more than 3,000 concerts under their belts. Known for their energy and craft, the British string quartet have attracted numerous awards and accolades worldwide.

These two exceptional talents come together for one night only in Wellington. They’ll perform an eclectic programme including Barton’s own music, the New Zealand premiere of Andrew Ford’s String Quartet No 7 written during the 2019 Australian bushfires, Janáček, and Stravinsky.

‘Barton & Brodsky’ is presented by Chamber Music New Zealand in association with the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts. Held every second year, the 2024 festival runs from 23 February to 17 March. The festival features free and ticketed events including dance, music, theatre, visual arts, literature and more.