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Ensemble Offspring would like to assure our patrons and supporters that we are monitoring the development of the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) crisis closely and adhering to the advice given by Federal and State Governments and health authorities.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, March 11: Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards at Templestowe Park Tennis Club on March 11, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Fiona Hamilton/)

On a balmy Wednesday night in Melbourne at Cranlana, Ensemble Offspring was named the 2019 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award winner for a Group.

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“We are proud to announce that in 2020 Ensemble Offspring turns 25, and to celebrate, we will be performing all over Australia!”

Artistic Director Claire Edwardes
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On Wednesday 11th December, there will be a special solo performance by
guest New Yorker Ken Thomson, from the legendary Bang On A Can All Stars. Ken is an acclaimed clarinet and bass clarinet player and a staple of NYC’s contemporary music and jazz communities.

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Noisy Women Commission: Dr Eve Klein

Hatched Academy Associate Artist: Will Hansen (double bass)

Hatched Academy Open Mic: Mishi Stern/David Moran (violin and cello), JACHLO (Jacques Emery/Chloe Kim – double bass and drum kit), Phoebe Bognár (flutist, composer and improviser)
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Genevieve Murphy stands in the centre of a blue washed stage, with members of Ensemble Offspring seated around her.

Ensemble Offspring’s clarinettist, Jason Noble had an opportunity mid-way through the European tour to share some thoughts on the premiere of a new collaboration with Scottish composer Genevieve Murphy.  

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Zubin Kanga, Ensemble Offspring’s pianist, shares an insight into the ensemble’s experience at Gaudeamus Muziekweek Festival.

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Ensemble Offspring’s Artistic Director and percussionist, Claire Edwardes, reflects on the group’s recent 8 show, 4 country tour across Europe.

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Ensemble Offspring is currently touring Europe. Flautist Lamorna Nightingale shares her experience of the group’s first gig in Berlin.

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During NAIDOC week, we were proud to announce Brenda Gifford as our inaugural ‘First Nations Composer in Residence’ for 2020.  

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