Blue Silence
Blue Silence
Offspring for All
October 8 @ 8:00 pm
Ask Us Anything: Instagram Live Q&As

Jodie Blackshaw – October 14th

from our house to yours

Watch on demand

music of the skies
Melbourne Recital Centre
October 13 @ 6:00 pm
Australian Composition Day 2021
Santa Sabina College

October 7 @ 9:00 am

Ngarra-Burria 2021 Concert
Eugene Goossens Hall
October 14 @ 6:00 pm
Shivers on Speed
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
October 28 @ 7:00 pm
Sticky Notes
Customs House

December 8-12
(multiple performances)

Hatched Academy Summer School Concert
Recital Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music
December 17 @ 6:30 pm
Ensemble Offspring
Ensemble Offspring


Hatched Home 2021
Hatched Home 2021 Sep 2021

That’s a wrap! This year’s Hatched Home Academy was a wholesome success, yet again providing some much needed creative stimulation …

Art Music Award Winners!
Art Music Award Winners! Sep 2021

We are so thrilled to receive the State Luminary Award at this year’s APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards, for consistently …

Offspring for All: Our New Digital Series
Offspring for All: Our New Digital Series Sep 2021

An interview with CutCommon, plus everything you should know about our newest concert series.

Announcing our 2022 Hatched Academy Associate Artist – Eliza Shephard!
Announcing our 2022 Hatched Academy Associate Artist – Eliza Shephard! Sep 2021

Meet next year’s Associate Artist, flautist Eliza Shephard!

Limelight Artist of the Year: Vote Now!
Limelight Artist of the Year: Vote Now! Aug 2021

Claire Edwardes, percussionist and Artistic Director of Ensemble Offspring, has been nominated for 2021 Artist of the Year!

Embracing the new and unknown
Embracing the new and unknown Aug 2021

Artistic Director Claire Edwardes’ latest article for Limelight Magazine discusses the culture around new art music, and how Ensemble Offspring tackles cultural issues in The Surge tour.

ASK US ANYTHING! Weekly Q&As on Instagram Live
ASK US ANYTHING! Weekly Q&As on Instagram Live Aug 2021

You might have heard a buzz in the air about our lockdown 2.0 initiative – Ask Us Anything on Instagram Live. Every Thursday …

Lockdown Stories from Ensemble Offspring
Lockdown Stories from Ensemble Offspring Jul 2021

We’ve missed catching up with our audience at live events, so we’re bringing you a series of blogs from our …

Programming must get with the program
Programming must get with the program Jul 2021

Felicity Wilcox explains why orchestras must urgently address the diversity deficit.

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Ensemble Offspring are Sydney’s musical mavericks, uniting innovative Australian instrumentalists with a broad collective of collaborators to champion the music of tomorrow. Together we explore new ideas through living music that leaps across art form. Driven by discovery, Ensemble Offspring presents intricately crafted experiential performances that transcend genre and place, tapping into the innate curiosity and adventurous spirit of our audiences. Featuring a core line up of world class musicians (on violin, cello, flute, clarinet, piano and percussion), Ensemble Offspring also provides opportunities to a broad range of Australian artists and creators, nurturing emerging and traditionally under-represented musicians (including female identifying and First Nations artists) to build a thriving culture for the 21st century. Artistic Director – Claire Edwardes

2021-2022 Strategic Plan
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Ensemble Offspring prides itself on creating and performing music that excites and inspires, arouses and provokes. Commissioning, workshopping and premiering new musical works is at the heart of what we do, forging original pathways towards a thriving Australian musical culture for future generations. Over 25 years we have commissioned hundreds of new works resulting in over 300 world premieres. But we can’t do this alone. We rely on our wonderful supporters and patrons, those passionate individuals who love what we do and can chip in to help us keep doing it. In particular, donations  to our Noisy Egg Creation Fund have helped us cultivate today’s emerging talent, in the creation of the music of tomorrow. You can now donate directly via our website or you can contact claire[at]ensembleoffspring for more information.


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