William Hennessy AM

Press Quotes as Leader of the Melba Quartet

The inaugural recital of the Melba Quartet is a cause for celebration. This concert provided instant proof that a significant new Australian string ensemble has been launched. There was never much doubt of course. Each of the players has a fine reputation and they share a familiarity few groups can hope to match. The Australian 8th December, 2000
Generating high expectations for future appearances The Age 6th December 2000 Melba Quartet.
(Melba) Quartet moves straight to the fore” Herald Sun 5th December 2000
The Melba combination knows no fear and its directness of utterance is compelling The Age 29th May, 2001
The focus is squarely on classicism and the traditional grail of ensemble playing, organic unity – and this group (the Melba Quartet) has it in spades. The main reason for this is that three of the members played in the ASQ in its heyday in the early 1990’s The Australian 29/7/02