The Hillel String Quartet was formed at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2012. Comprising four students of the Sydney Conservatorium, the quartet has received intensive coaching from Dene Olding, Julian Smiles, Georg Eggner, John Harding, Alice Waten, Ole Bohn and Robin Wilson. The Hillel String Quartet has performed at the Sydney Convention Centre, Government House and the University of Sydney, by special request of the Vice Chancellor.

In July 2014, the quartet participated in the inaugural Sydney Conservatorium European Summer Music Festival, during which it gave concerts in Verona and Mantua. In August, the Hillel String Quartet won Second Prize in the Sydney Eisteddfod Musica Viva Chamber Music Award. In September and October, the quartet participated in the Australian Youth Orchestra Chamber Players program in Melbourne, where it was tutored by members of the internationally acclaimed Eggner trio and performed in Melbourne Conservatorium’s Melba Hall. As the Australian Youth Orchestra String Quartet for 2014, the quartet had the enormous privilege of touring Perth and regional Western Australia over a fortnight in November and December, giving six public concerts and eight school presentations.

Throughout 2014, the Hillel String Quartet performed several public recitals, both at the Sydney Conservatorium and at St James’ Anglican Church, King St as part of its Lunchtime Concert series. It also performed in the City Recital Hall, Angel Place, on the evening of Ray Chen’s first recital in November 2014, upon the invitation of Musica Viva.

The Hillel group will be playing on Saturday afternoon, 24th at 4.00pm at 21 Greasons Rd Bundanoon.

Ticket cost is $20 and available from Todd’s Real Estate, The Terrace Tea Shop and in the Hall on Garden Ramble weekend.