The Stringybark Quartet

Presented by Country Arts SA
90 mInutes including interval
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From Mozart to Katy Perry, Icelandic Hymns to Australian rock classics, it’s a string quartet like you’ve never heard before.

In this intimate show, The Stringybark Quartet, known for their diverse repertoire, will take you on a musical adventure spanning classical, folk, pop and new music genres. Violinist, performer, and composer Belinda Gehlert will be joined on stage by violinist Emma Perkins, violist Linda Garret and cellist Gemma Phillips, who together will weave an evening of rich harmonies and soulful melodies, transporting audiences to another place and time.

The Stringybark quartet will play a dynamic bespoke program chosen especially for you by your local community presenter group.

Repertoire by community
Burra – ‘Journey’ / ‘Hit Me Baby’
Warooka – ‘Journey’
Port Augusta – ‘Hit Me Baby!’
Ceduna – ‘Journey’ / ‘Hit Me Baby’

Kangaroo Island – Soirée
Robe – ‘Journey’ / ‘Hit Me Baby’
Lameroo – ‘Journey’ / ‘Hit Me Baby’

Cancelled performances in Port Augusta and Ceduna – We apologise for any inconvenience the this may have caused, and will contact ticket buyers directly about refunds.


‘Hit me baby!’

Let us be your favourite radio station!

Performed live by a luscious quartet of string instruments you’ll hear hits and number ones from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s 2000’s, right up to today’s biggest songs like you’ve never heard them before.

From ABBA to Adele, The Bangles to Britney, Cold Chisel to Katy Perry, Queen to Tones and I, there’s bound to be something that you love or love to hate!


Travel without the jet lag

Let us be your travel guide and come on a musical trip around the globe.

Nordic folk, Argentinian tangos, Klezmer tunes, Icelandic Hymns and everything in between.  A rich musical journey into the farthest corners of the world.


Keep it classical. 

An entertaining chronological adventure in classical music. 

Enjoy a selection of music starting in the 12th century with Hildegard von Bingen, stopping by Handel, Bach and Mozart, via Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Elgar, all the way to contemporary classical composers John Williams, Max Richter and Philip Glass.

Adult: $30
Group $27 (6+)
Under 17: $10
Nunga Tix: $15
Companion Card: Contact the box office team to book your tickets

Online ticket sales for each venue will close at 9am on the day of the performance. Tickets available at the door.
Tickets available at the Door (subject to availability) $5.00 extra all on pricing


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About the Artists

The Stringybark Quartet, founded in 2020, is a versatile ensemble known for their diverse musical repertoire spanning classical, folk, pop, and new music genres. Original compositions and arrangements by the groups first violinist, Belinda Gehlert are a feature of their dynamic performances. 

Belinda Gehlert – Violin

Belinda is a violinist, performer and composer who writes for chamber ensembles, orchestras, theatre, dance, live art, and screen. Her professional creative practice as a musician spans two decades.

Belinda was a member of the Australian Art Music and Ruby Award winning, Adelaide- based Zephyr Quartet for 15 years and with them has performed throughout Australia, The Philippines, England, Ireland, Germany, Scotland and The Netherlands.

Belinda enjoys a vibrant performing career as a freelance violinist in chamber groups, musicals, cabaret shows and bands. She is a regularly contracted freelance musician in the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and also performs with the Tasmanian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras. 

Emma Perkins – Violin

Emma studied at the University of Adelaide and was a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra. She has been a permanent member of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra since 2007, and has also played with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

Emma is an active member of the chamber music community and has performed with many different groups over her career, including Kegelstatt Ensemble, Adelaide Concert Collective, the Leonore String Quartet, the Ruby Frost Quartet, Adelaide bands Sirca and Golonka and the Zephyr Quartet. She has performed at festivals around Australia and overseas, and has appeared as soloist with the Adelaide Chamber players and the Norwood Symphony Orchestra.

Emma is also a dedicated teacher and is passionate about fostering a love of chamber music and musical diversity in her students.

With thanks to the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Robin Sanderson for loan of the Mary Pascoe Violin played by Emma Perkins.

Linda Garrett – Viola

Linda graduated from the University of Queensland in 2001 with a Bachelor of Music and university medal and went on to complete a Masters in Performance in 2003. She was a member of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra from 2008-14, then returned to Australia to play with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra before becoming a permanent member in 2023. She has also performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Macau Orchestra, Singapore Symphony and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Gemma Phillips – Cello

Gemma Phillips is a cellist, chamber musician and proud member of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra cello section.

 Gemma immersed herself in the choirs and ensembles of the Brighton Secondary School’s special interest music program whilst studying cello with Paula Scott, Takao Mizushima and then Janis Laurs. She has also enjoyed classes with Michael Goldschlager, Niall Brown, Henk Guittart, Bernard Greenhouse of the Beaux Arts Trio and Peter Cropper of The Lindsays. In 2001 Gemma graduated from the Elder Conservatorium of Music with First Class Honours and toured Europe with the Australian Youth Orchestra and maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy.

As a member of the Leonore Quartet, Gemma attended the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove in the United Kingdom and completed a creative residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. The ensemble also won the Sydney Eisteddfod Musica Viva Chamber Music Award and competed in the Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition in 2009.

Gemma has had many rewarding collaborations with a wide range of artists including Natsuko Yoshimoto, Dean Newcomb and beatboxer Tom Thum. She performs regularly for Creative Original Music Adelaide and can be heard on numerous film and game soundtracks.

Gemma plays on the first ‘Adelaide Cello’, made by a team of expert Australian instrument makers led by renowned French Luthier Frank Ravatin at the inaugural Adelaide International Cello Festival.

With thanks to the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Ronin Sanderson for loan to the Mary Pascoe Violin played by Emma Perkins

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