Sat 20 Oct 2018

The Florez Family cordially invites you to the 2nd Annual Andreas Florez Fundraising Concert on Saturday October 20 at St Bernard's College, Essendon.

Featuring performances from Trio Musae, Solquemia, Colombian folk artist Oscar Jimenez, dance trio SENES Flamenco, Miff, and RMIT student band Probyn Plays.

Money raised will go towards The Andreas Florez Travel Scholarship for Artistic Excellence. Established in 2016 in memory of their son, the scholarship enables a gifted music, film or design student to study overseas.

Andreas Florez was a talented young musician with a passion for travel. He graduated from RMIT in 2015, but just months later was diagnosed with an extremely rare and aggressive strain of acute myeloid leukaemia. He passed away six months later, just after releasing his debut EP and before he could realise his dream of pursuing a music career in the US.

His mother Maria says, “We believe that education is a powerful gift that impacts and transforms people's lives. It contributes to shaping the world in making it a better place by promoting and supporting talent, knowledge and learning. We are deeply grateful to all who can support us in this cause, so dear to our heart.”

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