Saturday 25th July (8:00pm AEST) – MAS Presents WINTER: Hawthorn Arts Centre

Melbourne Amplified Strings (MAS) was formed in 2019 by contemporary string players Xani Kolac (violin) and Anita Quayle (cello) to celebrate and explore the versatility of amplified stringed instruments.

This exciting performance at Hawthorn Arts Centre will feature special guest collaborators Mindy Meng Wang (Guzheng) and Sarita McHarg (Sitar) performing exciting new amplified music utilising electronic effects and live looping.

Don’t miss the chance to experience the magic of MAS.

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Interval: Yes


Each Sunday at 4pm AEST, join Xani for a live streamed gig from her home music room. Each gig will be based around a different theme and include songs that Xani has written and composed over the past decade, including Twoks songs and solo tunes. You can tune in and request songs from Xani’s vast catalogue of works and also hear upcoming releases performed live.

Go To Xani’s Twitch Channel


Every Wednesday night at 8pm AEST, Xani will be live streaming on Each week Xani will present a casual unpacking of contemporary violin technique including “chopping”, approaching electronic FX, live looping tips and tricks and heaps more. You can tune in live and ask questions or watch back later. You can donate to support these sessions or subscribe.

Go To Xani’s Twitch Channel