Musica Viva Australia  – Esmé Quartet

Llewellyn Hall, ANU Canberra City
7pm Friday 10 May 2024

German-based Esmé Quartet launched their international career by winning first prize at the 2018 International String Quartet Competition at London’s Wigmore Hall.

Barbie spoke to Esmé Quartet violinist Wonhee Bae

The quartet will perform a program of works by Webern, Mendelssohn, Debussy and a piece by Australian composer, Julliard and Yale graduate, Frerer, Spiral Sequences.  Frerer is.

Esmé Quartet is named after the medieval French word for ‘beloved’. 


  • Violin – Wonhee Bae
  • Violin – Yuna Ha
  • Viola – Dimitri MUrrath
  • Cello – Yeeun Heo


  • Webern – Langsamer Satz (‘Slow Movement’)
  • Mendelssohn  – String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
  • Frerer  – Spiral Sequences
  • Debussy – String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10