About Us

Ensemble Offspring

Living new music has no greater champion than Ensemble Offspring. A devotion to fearless music making has seen us premiere over three hundred new works over the course of twenty-four years. Led by acclaimed percussionist Claire Edwardes, Ensemble Offspring comprises some of Australia’s most innovative and virtuosic performers and champions marginalised compositional voices including female and first peoples Australian composers. In 2016 the group won the APRA Art Music Award for Excellence by an Organisation. Ensemble Offspring has recently toured to Hong Kong, Albany, Amsterdam and Brewarinna and has regularly been featured at Mona Foma Festival as well Sydney Festival. We have a cult following at our Sizzle Series at the local bowling club and support the next generation of Australian musicians and composers through our Hatched Academy. Driven by a philosophy of promoting artistic integrity and challenging the way audiences perceive new music, Ensemble Offspring prides itself on a holistic commitment to the music of our time.

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