Affinity Collective

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Affinity Quartet 2020 Touring Program

In early 2020 Affinity Quartet pursues intensive professional development activities overseas including a series of concerts and premières of new works in collaboration with other 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.

Quartet mentorships in Germany with current and past members of the Artemis and Hagen Quartets precede and follow the Amsterdam Biennale.

Affinity Quartet also tours ‘In The Light’, a program of diverse repertoire featuring a string quartet program and a separate collaborative program with mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean (AU), exploring chamber music and song in its various guises through history and championing two new works for this combination by Brett Dean and Matthew Laing (AU) composed especially for the tour.

Since Affinity formed in 2015 government funding and philanthropy has assisted us to tour nationally, overseas, and to collaborate with other artists.

We would be extremely grateful for your support. If we succeed in surpassing our target, extra funds will go towards recording. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming performances.

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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.