Friday 1st - Saturday 9th August 2014

The Advanced Winterschool available in Townsville during the Australian Festival of Chamber Music seems to have been a best kept secret during recent years! Students who have attended have had extraordinary access to top national and international artists for lessons, masterclasses, mentoring and concerts. They have also performed for AFCM audiences themselves, become involved in helping backstage or turning pages and have socialised with artists preeminent in their fields. They have sometimes expressed surprise that more of their colleagues haven’t heard of the opportunities available to them in early August in North Queensland, but have been delighted to enjoy such an exclusive time themselves.

All advanced students are invited to apply - soloists, duos, trios or quartets. A warm welcome in sunny seaside Townsville is assured, as are first-rate concert experiences and coaching at a highly sensitive and expert level. This could just be a life-changing experience for you. You’ll have an affordable, educational and thrilling time.

Fee AUD $200 per student. The AFCM Advanced Winterschool Fee includes:

  • Up to six sessions each ensemble/individual
  • Masterclasses
  • Participation in the ‘Advanced Concert’
  • Invitations to select functions with the Festival Artists
  • Complimentary tickets to core Festival concerts at the Townsville Civic Theatre (Valued at over $260. Subject to availability)

Applications are now closed.

If you have any questions please email winterschool@afcm.com.au.

"Definitely something I would like to attend again" – 2012 Winterschool participant.


ADVANCED PUBLIC MASTERCLASSES

1:00pm, Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th August 2014
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Watch as acclaimed national and international Festival Artists coach emerging young musicians in hour-long public masterclasses. Artists conducting the public masterclasses to be announced in July. This is a FREE event!

ADVANCED CONCERT

1:00pm, Saturday 9th August 2014
C2, Townsville Civic Theatre
Experience Australia’s finest emerging talent perform in concert. This is a FREE event!