This quartet comprises four professional musicians. They are from some of Australia’s finest orchestras and ensembles .All of them are women ..Marianne Edwards, Kerry Martin, Elizabeth Woolnough and Rowena Macneish. Some of them started out as buskers but now they play for the pure joy and love of being in a quartet .
The programming and structure of the performance was quite unusual. Part of a coffee and romance series in which members of the small boutique audience ,drank their coffee as they listened to two string quartets by Bedrich Smetana. If there was romance it was in the second of the Smetana works, in which in one of the movements he writes about the love for his wife and their falling in love. At the end the musicians ,most unusually, spoke of their musical lives and took questions from the audience. But we never did learn why they call themselves the Enigma Quartet. Continue reading THE ENIGMA QUARTET : A COFFEE CULTURE CONCERT @ THE INDEPENDENT THEATRE