Affinity Collective

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Affinity Quartet 2020 Touring Program

In early 2020 Affinity Quartet pursues intensive professional development overseas, including a 12-concert tour program and collaboration with Australian artists.

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Invited to the 2020 Amsterdam String Quartet Biennale Young Talents Residency, Affinity Quartet embarks on its second international tour.

A five week tour sees Affinity Quartet contribute to Australian music-making overseas: a Public Masterclass on Brett Dean’s String Quartets led by Dean at the Amsterdam Biennale; a collaboration with Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean in London; the world première of a song cycle by Australian composer Matt Laing; performance debuts in Italy, Salzburg and France; and representing the Australian Embassy at St-Martin-in-the-Fields, London.

The quartet has also confirmed mentorships in Germany and Austria with current and past members of Artemis and Hagen Quartets.

Since Affinity formed in 2015 government funding and private philanthropy has assisted us to tour nationally, overseas, and to collaborate with other artists. All of our 2020 tour activities are now confirmed and we seek much needed financial backing.

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‘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.

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