Affinity Quartet: Haydn & Bartók


Join Affinity Quartet as they perform a program of innovative treasures for string quartet by Haydn and Bartók. Opening with Haydn’s String Quartet Op.76, No.3 in C ‘Emperor’, witness this ground-breaking composition which was lauded at the time as being ‘full of invention, fire, good taste, and new effects.’ At the turn of the twentieth century, Bartók’s first String Quartet looks back to Beethoven’s monumental String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op.131, to forge a visceral, haunting musical language that he would expand upon over the next thirty years.

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Affinity Quartet: Haydn, Kurtag & Beethoven

Affinity musicians bring considerable experience from previous ensembles including Flinders Quartet, Momentum Ensemble, as well as holding Principal and Contract roles with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Chamber Opera and Australian World Orchestra.

Affinity Quartet won Second Prize at the 2023 Mozart International String Quartet Competition, Salzburg, where they also received a Special Prize for the Best Interpretation of a Contemporary Work for their Finals performance of Brett Dean’s (AU) String Quartet no.3 ‘Hidden Agendas’. Also recently, they received Third Prize at the 2022 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, London.

AND they were the Grand Prize winners at the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition 2023.

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