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 Zoe Knighton introduces her son and talks about fitting motherhood into a musical career and how it changed her perspective of being a musician (in a good way!).
- Requirement to focus career with roles that allow for flexibility.
- Rehearsing less but more productively because of new time demands.
- Renewed joy for playing because a new appreciation that it is about enjoyment not achievement.
- Keeping things in balance is a constant challenge.
Podcast length: 8:29 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
- Matthew Tomkins (violin) – juggling full time orchestral role and quartet
- Helen Ireland (viola) – complementing interests & collaborations improving insights
- Zoe Knighton (cello) – the business of the quartet
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