Christopher Fox is a British-based composer whose work has been described as “impossible to categorise”. We’ll be performing his new work ‘Iron Rain‘ at our upcoming Kontiki Racket Festival.

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Hilary is the cellist and a driving force behind Adelaide’s premier string group, Zephyr Quartet. Her new work ‘Exquisite Peace’ will feature as part of the quartet’s eclectic program at our 2019 Kontiki Racket Festival.

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Ensemble Offspring needs a keen, sharp and talented individual to be our new Marketing & Development Coordinator, and support Artistic Director Claire Edwardes in maintaining the company’s international reputation for groundbreaking artistic work. We are looking for someone who possesses digital media as well as marketing skills, and has excellent relationship management capabilities too. If you’re someone who is looking to build stakeholder relationship experience and take the next steps in your career with a growing and successful small arts organisation, come and tell us about yourself.

About Ensemble Offspring:
Ensemble Offspring is a Sydney based chamber music group with almost 25 years of experience in championing adventurous new music nationally and internationally. Led by acclaimed percussionist, Claire Edwardes, and featuring some of Australia’s most innovative performers, the organisation is passionate about nurturing the work of emerging and living composers, and works with a remarkable array of local, national and international artists. The organisation has multi-year funding with both the Australia Council for the Arts and Create NSW, and is based at the Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville.

The Position:
The Marketing & Development Coordinator is a critical role for Ensemble Offspring. We are looking for a positive and energetic new face for the company who will promote our culture of innovation, excellence and agility, by supporting our vision. You will ensure that the ensemble’s marketing and promotional needs are being met by running the day-to-day operations of communications, maintenance of our website and online presence, with a focus on the technical skills for digital modes of dissemination a must. You will pursue development opportunities and plan fundraising events, diversifying an expanding range of potential income streams, including government grants, philanthropic, corporate and private donors, foundations and trusts, and business partnerships. This is a unique opportunity to join a vibrant and successful music organisation, working with a small and dedicated team in an exciting next phase of Ensemble Offspring’s trajectory.

Application Process:
Please find the full position description and list of selection criteria HERE. Candidates should submit enquiries and applications via email to by 8 March, including a cover letter addressing the selection criteria and a current Curriculum Vitae.

We expect to interview shortlisted candidates in the week commencing 11 March and, ideally, would like the successful candidate to commence as soon as possible.

In February of this year Ensemble Offspring presented Hark the Machine, at Sydney Opera House. ABC Classic FM’s Stephen Adams has devoted one of his in-depth podcast episodes to this remarkable event, for New Waves: Read more

We are thrilled to announce that our Hatched Academy Associate Artist for 2019 will be viola player Henry Justo. Henry comes to us from being an Emerging Artist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and an Australian Youth Orchestra Associate Principal Viola. He also struck a spark during our most recent Sizzle! 

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Ever wondered what a composer is thinking about when they create a new work for a particular artist? Listen here to hear composers Tristan Coelho and Alex Pozniak discuss how they went about creating their works, A line is a dot that went for a walk and en Masse, soon to be premiered at Spectral Tech.

Spectral Tech was performed at 7pm Saturday 29 September, at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. You can listen to the ABC recording of the concert HERE.

At the Australian Music Centre Art Music Awards Ensemble Offspring is thrilled to see works we performed win in two categories, both Choral/Vocal Work of the Year and Instrumental Work of the Year.

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The Australian Music Centre Art Music Awards will be held in Melbourne on 21 August. Ensemble Offspring is very pleased to have been named as a finalist in two categories, and we look forward to seeing all the great artists at the Awards being given recognition for their powerfully high standard of work.

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Throughout May 2018, Ensemble Offspring had a blast performing Sounds Like Australia at the Sydney Opera House. With the help of Play School’s Luke Carroll – and five of our nation’s finest composers – Kirra Quokka’s romp through the Australian bush was brought to life for hundreds of families. Now we are delighted to announce that you can take this production home with you too, in album form! 

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Nurture the music of tomorrow – Donate Now!

If you make a donation to Ensemble Offspring before the end of this financial year our generous Board, along with our Patron Kim Williams AM, will match your amount, so that you make double the impression on the young artists of our Hatched Academy.
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