Formed over a decade ago in Melbourne the Flinders Quartet have two subscription seasons in Melbourne and one in Sydney, as well as performing at festivals and other projects.
I’m interested in the business of a quartet as they have similarities and differences to other SMEs. I think we can learn from each other, if we learn more about how each other operate.
Podcast series explores the business of the Flinders Quartet.
In this podcast Matthew Tomkins talks about how the quartet manage their time – coordinate time constraints of other members of the quartet and other musical commitments.
We also discuss a philosophical relationship between cricket, research and music.
- Coordinating multiple musician diaries requires developing a schedule a year in advance.
- When a quartet or team have been together for over a decade they understand each other and this improves management of being time poor.
- Test cricket is an evolving story in a similar way to research and a symphony.
Podcast length: 10:27 minutes
Listen to other podcasts in the series
- Introduction to the series of the business of a quartet
- Branding exercise – how would you describe the Flinders Quartet?
- Erica Kennedy (first violin) – exploring, uncovering and driving change in music
- Zoe Knighton (cello) – adding motherhood into the mix
- Helen Ireland (viola) – complementing interests & collaborations improving insights
- Zoe Knighton (cello) – the business of the quartet
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