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Australian Festival of Chamber Music

Some post-AFCM lovin'

Some post-AFCM lovin'

Okay, so I didn’t manage to do my daily updates from Australian Festival of Chamber Music on Facebook as I had promised, but that’s mainly because I was having such an awesome time. Seriously. AMAZING.

Didn't manage to get to Townsville for the Festival? Never fear, ABC Classic recorded some of the concerts and they’re up online at the moment to listen to!

★★★★½  TRACES AND TRANSFORMATIONS @ Australian Festival of Chamber Music

★★★★½ TRACES AND TRANSFORMATIONS @ Australian Festival of Chamber Music

“Performed by Kathryn Stott and Timo-Veikko Valve, it consisted of groovy, upbeat rhythms, unconventional chords and, occasionally, completely lunatic key changes. D’Netto is a young genius working ‘at the peak of his talents’ as Christopher Lawrence put it. The two-movement work heavily relied on its placement of accents, and explored combinations of possible textures available in both instruments from plucking with running piano arpeggios to syncopated chords and motor rhythms with harmonics. This work of power and imagination was made even more exciting by Valve and Stott’s incredibly clean and focussed execution.”

Reviewed by Shirley Zhu for Limelight Magazine

What is Chamber Music? with Myf Warhurst

What is Chamber Music? with Myf Warhurst

From Mozart to ACDC, Chamber Music laid the foundations of contemporary rock and pop. Three of world’s brightest stars of classical music Connor D’Netto, David Griffiths and Rachael Clegg discuss the impact of chamber music on contemporary sounds with ABC RN host Myf Warhurst. The just some of the many outstanding musicians performing at this year’s Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville. 

Ticking All the Boxes • Limelight Magazine Column

Ticking All the Boxes • Limelight Magazine Column

Premiering in Townsville, Connor D’Netto’s new string quartet is another step closer to completing a life-long musical bucket list. The Goldner String Quartet performs the world premiere of Connor D’Netto’s String Quartet No 3 at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music on July 29. Read all about the new work in Limelight Magazine July edition.

Theory of Music • An interview with composer Connor D’Netto

Theory of Music • An interview with composer Connor D’Netto

“I really love the opportunity to collaborate with other composers. It’s not for everyone, it definitely takes a certain personality to be able to have two composers, creatures that are often left to build their own worlds working in solitude, to have them working in tandem. You need to be able to compromise, to be willing to challenge yourself constantly, to always be open to ideas other than your own even when you think you are right.”

Composer Connor D’Netto interviewed by Barry Mitchell

Art Music Fund 2018

Art Music Fund 2018

Very excited to share with you that I have been awarded funding in the 2018 APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund! The funding is towards supporting the commissioning of my third full-length string quartet, the result of a three-way co-commission of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music for the Goldner String Quartet (Sydney), the Mivos Quartet (New York), and the Modulus Quartet (London).