Winners of the Monash University Grand Prize in 2023’s Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, the Affinity Quartet, bring their winning interpretation of Schubert’s glorious ‘Death and the Maiden’ quartet to Sydney.
JOSEPHINE CHUNG violin NICHOLAS WATERS violin RUBY SHIRRES viola MEE NA LOJEWSKI cello
Alice CHANCE New work (2024)* SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D.810 ‘Death and the Maiden’
*World premiere performances commissioned by Musica Viva Australia
Alice Chance’s works span contemporary classical music, musical theatre and sound art. She grew up on the lands of the Darug people of the Eora Nation, where she has worked with ensembles including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Offspring, Gondwana Choirs, Moorambilla Voices, and the Barangaroo Delivery Authority.
A three-time finalist in the APRA AMC Art Music Awards, Alice is also original music director of the musical Fangirls, and wrote vocal arrangements for the AmazonPrime series Deadloch. Alice’s works have been performed in venues including the Sydney Opera House, Kennedy Center, City Recital Hall and Trinity Church, Wall St, New York City. Her music is also performed in sheds, paddocks, and showers all around Australia.
Alice’s new work will be premiered by Affinity Quartet for Musica Viva Australia’s Sydney Morning Masters.
Sydney Morning Masters is generously supported by the Wenkart Foundation.