Internationally renowned British Australian violinist and concertmaster Carl Pini has died at the age of 87.

Pini began his career in 1961 when he was appointed Leader of the London String Quartet. Eight years later he went on to form the Carl Pini Quartet, enjoying a string of successes including three world tours and commercial music releases through the EMI recording label.

Throughout the 1970s, Pini was concertmaster of London’s The Philharmonia Orchestra, after which returned to Sydney to become the Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

On Wednesday 27 October (1pm) Ross Hayes will present Remembering Carl Pini, a one-hour tribute program.

Program items

Mozart, W. Violin sonata no 18 in G, K301 (1778).    Carl Pini, vn; John Winther, pf.
Fine Music Tape Archive [10:11]

Rolla, A. Duo concertante.    Carl Pini, vn. Jane Hazelwood, va.
Fine Music Tape Archive [17:12]

Rubbra, E. Violin concerto, op 103 (1959).    Carl Pini, vn; Melbourne SO/David Measham.
Unicorn-Kanchana DKP(CD) 9056 [27:31]

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