Affinity Quartet

The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts

$20 - $35

‘One of the most exciting ensembles to make their mark’ (Classic Melbourne)

Formed in 2015, Affinity Quartet has become one of the leading forces in the chamber music scene. The quartet’s dynamic and inspired performances have been met with critical acclaim at home and overseas. Most recently, Affinity Quartet were awarded third prize in the 2022 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition.

The quartet will perform Schubert’s compelling ‘Death and the Maiden’ alongside the Australian premiere of new commissioned work by Australian composer and violist Matthew Laing. He has written of his work:
In Perpetuum is inspired by David Whyte’s contemplation on the concept of maturity; that maturity is a choice of recognising past, present and future as indistinguishable, that maturity is each state serving the other so seamlessly that one is imperceptible from the other; and implicitly (as it serves in this work specifically) a continuous act of self-actualising recognition.

Matthew Laing In Perpetuum*
Franz Schubert String Quartet No.14 in D minor, Death and the Maiden

*Australian premiere of In Perpetuum, commissioned by Affinity Quartet

Affinity Quartet
Josephine Chung, Nicholas Waters violins
Ruby Shirres viola
Mee Na Lojewski cello

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  • Ticket Pricing

    Prices
    Standard $35
    Concession $30
    Monash Staff $29
    Monash Alumni $29
    Monash Students $20
    Prices
    Standard $35
    Concession $30
    Monash Staff $29
    Monash Alumni $29
    Monash Students $20
  • Performance Information

    • Duration: 75 minutes with no interval

    • Venue: David Li Sound Gallery

    • Age suitability: All ages

  • Venue Details

    David Li Sound Gallery:
    The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
    48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton 3800

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