‘Affinity Collective represents the next generation of Australian classical superstars. Their performances are celebrated not only for phenomenal musicianship, but also for giving audiences an inside experience of classical chamber music.’ Play On Music
Affinity was formed in 2015 and won first prize in the ANAM Chamber Music Competition the same year. They have performed many concerts in Australia and Europe, sharing with audiences an inside experience of chamber music that is accessible and alive. They have been mentored by members of the Doric, Belcea, Brodsky and Kuss Quartets, and by Thomas Adès at the International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove (UK). Affinity Quartet has given Australian première performances of the complete string quartets of Benjamin Britten, Andrzej Panufnik, Leoš Janácek and Pavel Haas. Affinity has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Czech Arts Fund, the City of Yarra, and many private donors through Creative Partnerships Australia. Affinity musicians perform with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian World Orchestra, and with numerous other ensembles nationally.