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Strike A Chord News

The Cousin Quartet speak on their Australian National Academy of Music Residency

The Cousin Quartet ventured to Melbourne in April 2021 for an all-expenses-paid residency at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), a prize they were awarded at the 2020 Strike A Chord Finals.

Throughout the week, the quartet took part in coaching sessions with some of the incredible ANAM staff, they had access to their own private rehearsal rooms, and had the opportunity to perform for friends and family at the end of the week.

Strike A Chord and Musica Viva Australia would like to thank ANAM for providing this incredible opportunity.


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