Affinity Quartet

Affinity Quartet 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

Formed in 2015 during an ANAM Fellowship, Melbourne based Affinity Quartet have performed many chamber music concerts in Australia and Europe. Programming lesser-known composers alongside masterworks of the chamber music repertory, Affinity Quartet has collaborated with Australian performers and composers including Brett Dean and Jack Symonds. Affinity’s inaugural concert season, Affinity Presents New Music by Jack Symonds, presented three world premières by Jack Symonds alongside related compositions from the past century.

In 2016, after winning the 2015 ANAM Chamber Music Competition, the quartet embarked on a European Tour which included performances at the Prussia Cove International Musicians Seminar in the class of Thomas Adès; mentorship programs in London with the Brodsky, Doric, and Belcea Quartets; six London concerts including one at the Southbank Centre; further mentorships in Germany with Brett Dean, Noga, and Kuss Quartets; two concerts in Berlin, including a performance of Dean's Epitaphs with the composer himself. On their return, Affinity Quartet performed their Visions of Paradise program and an Australian première of Song Cycles: The Complete String Quartets of Benjamin Britten and Andrzej Panufnik.

In 2017, Affinity began their ongoing program Affine Territories, investigating music’s ability to embrace differences between diverse times and places. 2017 performances included The Complete String Quartets of Leoš Janaček and Pavel Haas in Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart and regional Victoria. Recent Affine Territories programs have included repertoire by Haydn, Telemann, Brahms, Purcell, Ravel, and Willcock (AU). Affinity members perform as casual and contract musicians with Australian symphony, opera and chamber orchestras and ensembles.

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Mee Na Lojewski



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