About Us

Ensemble Offspring

Living new music has no greater champion than Sydney based Ensemble Offspring. A devotion to daring music making has seen the group 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-identifying and first nations Australian composers.

In 2016 Ensemble Offspring won the APRA Art Music Award for Excellence by an Organisation and in 2019 was featured at Gaudeamus Muziekweek. Ensemble Offspring recently toured to Amsterdam, Berlin, Glasgow, Hong Kong and Shanghai and is regularly featured at Mona Foma Festival (Tasmania) as well Sydney Festival.

The group has a cult following at their Sizzle Series at local bowling clubs, now in its 10th year and they support the next generation of Australian musicians and composers through Hatched Academy.

Driven by a philosophy of promoting artistic integrity and new ways for audiences to engage with new music, Ensemble Offspring prides itself on a holistic commitment to the music of our time.

The ensemble in depth

Meet the musicians

Meet the management

Our fantastic collaborators