Hatched Academy 2019

Georgina holding clarinet

Hatched Academy is Ensemble Offspring’s intensive performance and composition mentoring program designed to provide practical experience to the next generation of innovative young Australian artists. Hatched Academy participants are our artistic and cultural leaders of the future. Read more about all strands of the program HERE.

Hatched Open Mic

Hear the music closest to the hearts of the artists who will be our next generation of culture makers, movers and shakers in Australia. Hatched Open Mic musicians are handed the stage and the support of Ensemble Offspring, and asked to do something innovative. In 2019 we welcome Bianca Gannon and Elliot Hughes all the way from Melbourne and local sensations, percussionist Niki Johnson and bassist Will Hanson.


Saturday 17 August, Time, 107 Projects, Redfern
Tickets $20, on sale soon
Bianca Gannon – piano/gamelan
Elliot Hughes – trumpet
Niki Johnson – percussion
Will Hanson – double bass

Composers Summer School

Hear spanking new works by the cream of the crop of emerging Australian compositional talent, at the end of their intensive week of workshops, masterclasses and discussions with Ensemble Offspring and international mentor Yannis Kyriakides and Melbourne based Kate Neal.


Steven Barry
Lisa Cheney
Angus Davison
Lewis Ingham
Thomas Misson
Sarah Thompson

Yannis Kyriakides (Netherlands)
Kate Neal (Australia)


Friday 13 December 12:30, ESCAC, Darlinghurst

Tickets: FREE


Claire Edwardes (Artistic Director/percussion)

Henry Justo (viola)

Blair Harris (cello)

Lamorna Nightingale (flute)

Jason Noble (clarinet)

Hatched Associate Artist

We appoint a performer every year to be our Hatched Associate Artist for the year. In this capacity the young performer joins Ensemble Offspring members in main stage concerts and is mentored by instrumentalists and our Artistic Director as well as external industry mentors. You can find out 2019 Hatched Associate Artist, viola player Henry Justo featured in the following programs this year:

Sizzle 2019

Kontiki Racket

Hatched Academy Summer School

Backstage Music Series

Hatched Academy exists because of our generous Noisy Egg Creation Fund donors.