2014 marks the inaugural year of Hatched—a unique opportunity for one composer and one performer to work closely with Ensemble Offspring’s Artistic Directors and musicians. Two outstanding candidates were chosen from a very competitive round of applicants and these are Sydney based composer (and jazz saxophonist) Jeremy Rose and Callum G’Froerer—a genre hopping trumpeter hailing from Perth and based in Melbourne.

Callum features as soloist and chamber musician in this showcase concert of premieres, featuring Matthias Pintscher’s tactile, introspective solo requiem pushing the trumpet from the edge of tonelessness to its maximum force, Stockhausen’s intriguing and colourful trio QUITT and two new works from Cor Fuhler. Two world premieres by Jeremy Rose include a duo for trumpet and multi-textured percussion accompaniment and an extended work for the full quartet Border Control, a musical response to the ongoing human rights dramas in Australia.

Join Ensemble Offspring and our hatchlings at the Sydney Conservatorium in October for a stunning boundary-prodding program of firsts for Sydney.


Jeremy Rose – Rites (world premiere) Listen here
Karlheinz Stockhausen – QUITT (Australian premiere) Listen here
Amanda Cole – Objectified (world premiere)
Cor Fuhler – Empty Gizzards (world premiere)
Cor Fuhler – Tinderbox (world premiere) Listen here
Matthias Pintscher – Shining Forth
Jeremy Rose – Border Control (world premiere) Listen here


Callum G’Froerer (trumpet)
Jeremy Rose (composer/saxophone)
Claire Edwardes (mentor/percussion)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Lamorna Nightingale (flute)
Damien Ricketson (mentor)

Past Performance

Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Music Workshop, 8pm Thursday 30th October


Download concert program here

Media & Acclaim

“The marketing material is all fluffy chicks and comfy nests, but don’t be fooled. Intrepid new music group Ensemble Offspring may be in the nurturing business but the fledglings in this, the first of an on-going mentoring scheme, appropriately monikered ‘Hatched’, are seriously talented youngsters.”

“…always thought-provoking and never dull. With world premieres, Australian premieres, commissions and opportunities for a new generation of contemporary music practitioner, this felt genuinely important.”
Full review here

Clive Paget, Limelight
“…G’Froerer and Rose were afforded the opportunity to demonstrate their frankly astonishing ensemble and musicianship skills, which have been honed and refined under the tutelage of this world-class ensemble.”

“The performance was poised, controlled and engaging…”

“Extreme and frequent shifts in dynamic and texture made for a performance that came across like a series of hugely enjoyable heart attacks.”

“Edwardes and Ricketson have done a noble thing in founding the Hatched Academy – what could be more important than passing on their twenty years of ensemble experience to a new generation? It bodes well for the future of music in Australia that musicians as well developed as Callum G’Froerer and Jeremy Rose are able to be given such valuable opportunities to enhance their skills, and to bring their talents to music lovers worldwide.”
Full review here

Luke Iredale, Sounds Like Sydney
“In a week when I went to concerts performed by our major orchestras it is this one that will linger longest in the memory for its excellence in performance, determination to be different and for the freshness that was evident to all. The co-artistic directors of EO, Claire Edwardes and Damien Ricketson, have got the mix right and they and the other members of EO deserve as much applause as the two featured artists.”
Full review here
Alan Holley, classikON