Affinity Collective

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AFFINITY QUARTET: NEXUS

Affinity Quartet continues its exploration of the string quartet’s diverse histories in their 2019 series NEXUS.

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NEXUS involves collaborations with architects Kennedy Nolan, film maker Joshua Beahan, and creative designers.

Three programs draw connections between dance, opera, techno, supernova, existentialism, love and death. Repertoire includes string quartets by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Borodin, Bloch, Shostakovich, Glass, and Hindson. NEXUS will be produced and presented February to September in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Since Affinity formed in 2015 we have relied on the support of generous patrons and donors. As a self-managed group we also rely on the generosity of our collaborators, the support of our venue partners, in particular Kennedy Nolan, and key volunteers. Your donation will help us cover production costs, develop media and promotion and pay our artists. Your support would be gratefully acknowledged on our website and in our concert programs.

We hope you will support us and we look forward to seeing you at NEXUS.

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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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