About Us

The Best String Quartet in Melbourne!

Based in Melbourne, the Animata String Quartet is a professional, experienced and well presented group of musicians who are committed to providing high quality music at a range of important occasions.

Our members studied at The University of Melbourne, Australian College of the Arts, University of the City of Basel and Bern University of the Arts, Switzerland. They have played with groups as varied as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Bern Symphony Orchestra, City of Granada Orchestra, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Australian Pops Orchestra, Victorian Concert Orchestra, Australian Classical Players, Geminiani and Junge Philharmonie Koln.

We have had the pleasure of performing in concert with artists such as:

  • Deborah Byrne
  • John Farnham
  • James Morrisen
  • Michael Crawford
  • Tommy Emmanuel


We have performed for major media events such as:

  • AFL Grand Final
  • The Footy Show
  • Ray Martin Show
  • Rove Live
  • Spicks and Specks

as well as in the musicals The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera and Aladdin.

We have also backed Train in their song Drops of Jupitor and Kanye West for his U2 “Make Poverty History” shows.