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After a supremely successful inaugural workshop in 2016, Flinders Quartet again invited applications from composers to submit a short work for string quartet to be workshopped by the members of the quartet and composition mentor, Mary Finsterer, to result in a professionally recorded live and streamed performance on 5 December 2017.

We are pleased to announced that the talented composers selected for this year's project are:

Ella Macens, NSW
Clare Johnston, VIC
Chris Pickering, VIC
Matthew Laing, VIC
Natalie Nicholas, NSW

The workshops will be open to the public; dates and venues will be announced soon, check this page for details.

Tickets are now available for the 5 December 2017 public performance - tickets are free but bookings are essential as seating is limited. Click here to book.

At the conclusion of the workshops and performance, one lucky composer under the age of thirty will be chosen for a one week residency at artists' retreat, All That We Are, in Tasmania, supported by Scarlet’s Fund.

We are enormously grateful to the people and organisations who are supporting this project and enabling us to bring the 2017 project to fruition:

Creative Victoria
Australia Council
Scarlet’s Fund a sub fund of the Australian Communities Foundation that supports creative projects in developing communities in memory of Scarlet Spain

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Short documentary about Flinders Quartet's inaugural composer workshop project. Filming, sound recording and editing: Justin Batchelor, Batchedit

Flinders Quartet's streamed performance following the inaugural composer workshop project. Filmed and streamed by 5stream.