Concerts from the comfort of home

During the long lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, when there were no live concerts, many of us began to watch concerts online either livestreamed or video recordings. They are now a part of “COVID normal” life for chamber music lovers.

If you’re still not sure whether you want to venture out to a live concert, there are a range of great videos of local concerts to watch in your own space, and in your own time.

Flinders Quartet launch FQ Digital

FQ Digital allows you to experience great music at any time

There is free content with a back catalogue of Flinders Quartet performances as well as content exclusive to our FQ Digital Subscribers.

An annual subscription ($50) includes:

  • Exclusive streamed concerts available on demand for up to 12 months
  • Premiere screenings of concerts
  • A curated experience to help guide your exploration of composers, specific works and performers
  • Interviews with composers and performers<

Melbourne Recital Centre: Latest FREE digital season is here!

Enjoy sounds from Australia’s best artists, recorded live from Melbourne Recital Centre.

Immerse yourself in the sounds of the Australian bush and beyond as Trio Avium celebrates the beauty of birdsong, or travel through Italy as virtuoso pianist Stephen McIntyre plays some of his favourite Italian pieces.

Watch Nat Bartsch premiere her new work The Glasshouse alongside her friends Inventi Ensemble, and enjoy the meditative and ancient beauty of Sixteen Alleluias performed by Nick Tsiavos and Adam Simmons.

All performances are FREE to watch and streaming now.

Brahms’ Horn Trio – the inside story

Brahms’ Horn Trio is a favourite chamber music work, full of nostalgia and melancholy, which seems most appropriate for these times.

ANAM Radio gives you an opportunity to hear a horn player’s views on preparing and performing this wonderful work, and you can watch and listen to the the performance as well.

Click on the button below to find out more on the ANAM website, or click on the images to the right to go straight to the podcast and the performance.

ANAM Radio Podcast

Flinders Quartet playing Beethoven Op 132

The Flinders Quartet were scheduled to perform Beethoven’s Op 131 in concerts at the Melbourne Recital Centre late this year. Sadly these were cancelled. The quartet have been working their way through the late Beethoven quartets, and you can watch and listen to their performance of Opus 132, filmed on 5 December 2020 at fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne.

It’s a lovely performance of a great work. Hopefully we’ll get to hear Op 131 live in 2022.

ANAM Webinar: Ensemble Liaison

Want to get behind the scenes and learn more about what it’s like to player chamber music? Here’s a great webinar recording from three of Victoria’s best musicians.

Ensemble Liaison Timothy Young (ANAM Head of Piano), David Griffiths and Svetlana Bogosavljevic recently joined the ANAM cohort to share how their collaborations with different artists and genres helped expand their musicality. They also share excerpts of their favourite performances with artists that have since become their friends.

ANAM Online

Freelancer: Life in the wilderness (ANAM webinar excerpts)

In this webinar, ANAM alumni Eliza Shephard (flute, 2018) and Katie Yap (viola, 2014) talk about their lives post-ANAM and as freelance musicians.

ANAM musicians: Thursdays at 3

Thursdays at 3

Anything goes at Thursday at 3! ANAM musicians and housemates Hamish Jamieson (cello, QLD), Ariel Postmus (viola, WA) and Felix Pascoe (violin, VIC) showcase their diverse musical chops in this jazzy performance from the comfort of their lounge room! 

Recital recordings from fortyfive downstairs

Coady Green curated a series of five recitals at fortyfivedownstairs, held between January and March 2021. Recordings of the live Zoom broadcasts are now available to purchase from fortyfivedownstairs, for viewing at home any time until 30 September. Each recording is $15.

The series featured some of Melbourne’s brightest stars of classical and contemporary performance including Collide, Coady Green & Christopher Smith, Duo Eclettico, Solstice Trio and the Rathdowne Quartet.

Melbourne Musicians: Bach on Soprano sax!

And now for something completely different… Bach as you’ve never heard it before. Justin Kenealy does an amazing job playing the Bach Violin Concerto, no 2 on soprano saxophone.

If you watch closely you’ll see him doing circular breathing occasionally – the only way a wind-player can manage a piece written for strings. Especially Bach!

Justin is now part of Duo Eclettico – one of the groups you’ll find listed in the Who’s Who – Ensembles.

Sara Macliver and Jennifer Yu

Due to the continuing lockdown here in Melbourne, The Romantic European Salon concert with Sara Macliver on Thursday 23 September will no longer go ahead. Ticket buyers will be contacted directly by ANAM in the coming days about refund/credit options.

Although there is no real substitute for live performance, ANAM are sharing a video from Sara’s performance with pianist Jennifer Yu (QLD) of songs by Mozart from her 2019 concert at ANAM.

Aftermath

ANAM alumna Katie Yap (viola, 2014) performs music composed by fellow ANAM alumni, Emily Sheppard (violin, 2013).

Emily (aka Emily Cloud) wrote Aftermath as a response to time spent at Sarah Anne Rocks in Tasmania’s NW coast, after the Tarkine had been gutted by bushfires.

Written by Emily Sheppard and performed by Katie Yap.

Musica Viva “Strike a Chord” Grand Final Showreel

Want to see the future of chamber music in Australia?

This “showreel” includes snippets of the performances of all 12 finalists, culminating in those of the prizewinners.

Be truly amazed by the proficiency and musicality of these young ensembles. And by the variety of both the types of ensembles and the works chosen.

Melbourne Chamber Players: Sabin, Holst & Rimsky-Korsakov

In 2019 Melbourne Chamber Players had the pleasure of recording this concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre. If you’re looking to add a little light into your day, this performance features a wonderful selection of music to sooth the soul; the world premiere of a very playful and imaginative quintet for clarinet and strings by Australian composer Nigel Sabin, a stunning quartet by Imogen Holst and the melodious Quintet in B-flat by Rimsky-Korsakov.

Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” for wind band

A surprising and delightful way to experience one of the most sublime operas of all time, this concert features Mozart’s immortal music from The Marriage of Figaro transformed into a beguiling work for wind ensemble. ANAM’s former Artistic Director Nick Deutsch will lead this performance and the music will be enhanced by the narration of actor Bethany Simons, whose vivid stage presence will ensure you always know which of Figaro’s many adventures the music is illustrating.

Just the best lockdown cheer-up.