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The Australian Festival of Chamber Music acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Townsville – the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun; and Bindal people. We pay our respects to their cultures, their ancestors and their Elders – past and present – and all future generations. We recognise and value the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people play in our creative and artistic endeavours.

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2022 Festival

2022 Festival

The Australian Festival of Chamber Music will be held in Townsville, Queensland, from 29 July – 7 August 2022.

The ten-day festival will feature over 30 musicians from around the world in 30 concerts and special events.

Enjoy the unique combination of exquisite music and tropical winter warmth at AFCM 2022.

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Meet Jack Liebeck, Artistic Director AFCM, violinist
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Meet Jack Liebeck, Artistic Director AFCM, violinist

"My first AFCM. I always want my programs to be as spiritually uplifting as they are intellectually stimulating and it has been extremely exciting to work with the AFCM Team who have been open-minded to all of my new ideas! I can’t wait to have a glass of wine with our loyal AFCM friends in July at the first AFCM festival in three years” – Jack Liebeck

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Destination

Destination

Townsville is the perfect winter escape with its endless sunshine, stunning coastline, and consistently warm weather. 

When you combine that with some of the world’s finest music it really does sound like paradise.

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Make the most of your time in paradise
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Make the most of your time in paradise

Be sure to explore the sights and surrounding attractions of North Queensland.

Enjoy a day tour or escape on a self-drive package - experience the outback, wander through the tropical rainforests and waterfalls or simply relax on Magnetic Island - all truly stunning experiences offered in this piece of paradise!

Support

Support

There are a number of ways you can become involved and support the Festival.

Explore partnership options for businesses and organisations; make a tax-deductible donation; volunteer with us; or become an AFCM Friend for exclusive membership benefits.

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We need your support
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We need your support

The Australian Festival of Chamber Music is a remarkable story and an extraordinary legacy.  We need your support more than ever so that AFCM can go forward with confidence.

30 Years

1,140 Artists

2,500 works performed

and still counting

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Discover

Discover

The AFCM has a rich history and presence in the region that extends beyond the festival itself.

Discover more about our integrated approach to community engagement, education and chamber music news and explore our past festivals programs here.

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Advanced Winterschool Application Closing Date Extended to 30 April 2022
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Advanced Winterschool Application Closing Date Extended to 30 April 2022

The AFCM Advanced Winterschool program is a truly amazing opportunity for emerging Australian musicians to gain invaluable coaching and development through a series of private and public Masterclasses during the 2022 Festival.

Learn more about our Advanced Winterschool and Outreach programs: 

Applications

Applications close 30 April 2022.