Project Ludwig

• Music
South Australia • World Premiere
Ludwig van Beethoven was born on 17 December, 1770. In 2020, the 250th anniversary of his birth, celebrate the great composer and his monumental opus 18 string quartets with the Australian String Quartet.

Come on an interactive journey through Beethoven's six opus 18 string quartets where you decide the program! Dive headfirst into Beethoven's sound-world in this special choose-your-own-adventure event, culminating in a new and unique Beethoven quartet experience every time, performed live by the Australian String Quartet.

Project Ludwig is a new collaboration between Australian String Quartet and experience design studio, Sandpit.

Presented by: Australian String Quartet & Sandpit

Australian String Quartet
Dedicated to musical excellence with a distinctly Australian flavour, the Australian String Quartet (ASQ) has created unforgettable string quartet experiences for national and international audiences since 1985. From its home base at the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music, the Quartet reaches out across Australia and the world to engage people with an outstanding program of performances, workshops, commissions and education projects.

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 to the ASQ for their exclusive use through the generosity of UKARIA.