Bozidar Kos composer profile

Celebrating 70 years

Bozidar Kos composer profile

Since migrating to Australia as a jazz musician from Slovenia, Bozidar Kos has established himself as one of Australia’s foremost musical craftsmen. Ensemble Offspring profiles this respected composer as he reaches his 70th birthday with a concert of chamber music written by him and by younger Australian composers with whom he has enjoyed a close working relationship. Highlights include the world premiere of Kos’ Fatamorgana specially commissioned for the occasion and the world premiere of Springtime by English composer Michael Finnissy.


Bozidar Kos – Catena, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion & piano (1985)
Damien Ricketson – Trace Elements, flute, clarinet, violin & cello (2003 Australian premiere)
Bozidar Kos – Catena 2, flute, clarinet, string trio & piano (1992)
Bozidar Kos – Kolo, solo piano (1984)

Michael Finnissy – Springtime, flute, clarinet, violin, cello & piano (2001 world premiere)

Matthew Bieniek – String Trio (2003)
Bozidar Kos – Fatamorgana, flute, clarinet, violin, cello & percussion (2004 world premiere)


Roland Peelman (conductor)

Katarina Kroslakova (solo piano)
Sophie Cole, Thomas Talmacs (violin
James Eccles (viola)
Geoffrey Gartner (cello
Kathleen Gallagher (flute
Jason Noble & Diana Springford (—clarinet
Jeremy Barnett (percussion)

Past Performances

Sydney Conservatorium of Music
, Music Workshop, 8pm Sunday 4th July, 2004

Media & Acclaim

“At the core of the ensemble is a dedication to bringing out new material. A continual mission has been providing a platform, an outlet, for the aspirations of numerous young composers. This entails embracing risk in programming — the potential for failure is high but so too are the potential rewards, and some of these have been astounding.” Cick here for full article

RealTime Arts


Download concert program here

Download podcast of Bozidar Kos’ Fatamorgana performed by Ensemble Offspring here