Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Names Quartet in Residence
The Darlington Quartet will lead the academy's classical string program in 2023
As part of the residency, Australia's Darlington Quartet will teach students at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2023. The ensemble is comprised of violinists Semra Lee and Zak Rowntree, violist Sally Boud, and cellist Jon Tooby.
The quartet derives from a larger pool of players who all perform in the Darlington Concerts, a series of chamber music performances that have been taking place in Western Australia for the last eighteen years. The series is run by Artistic Directors Semra Lee-Smith (a member of the quartet) and Graeme Gilling.
"We are beyond excited about joining WAAPA in 2023!" said the Darlington Quartet. "We can’t wait to work with the students and participate in the diverse range of performance opportunities that WAAPA offers."
"We look forward to the move into the exciting new building in the heart of Perth, and the opportunities that the location and world class facilities will bring to help our students prepare for the 21st-century career in music."
"2023 is going to be amazing for Classical Music at WAAPA!" the school wrote. "The extraordinary Darlington Quartet will lead WAAPA’s Classical String program as WAAPA’s Quartet in Residence."