Ensemble Offspring are Sydney’s musical mavericks. Featuring a core line up of world-class musicians on violin, cello, flute, clarinet, piano and percussion, along with a broad collective of collaborators, Ensemble Offspring champion the music of tomorrow. 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. 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.
“…exhilarating and intelligently constructed…visceral joyous music at its most elemental.” – Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald
James Henry is our 2023 First Nations Composer in ResidenceJun 2022
Each year during NAIDOC week we at Ensemble Offspring have the privilege of announcing our First Nations Composer in Residence …
Hatched Home Participants 2022May 2022
Hatched Home Academy offers mentorship for innovative and emerging musicians around Australia. Through a number of one-on-one sessions, Ensemble Offspring’s …
Ngarra-Burria Wins Innovation AwardMay 2022
The Classical:NEXT Innovation Award raises awareness of forward-thinking projects taking place around the world. After being nominated and shortlisted by …
Introducing Our New Podcast: The Offcast!Apr 2022
About The Offcast In Ensemble Offspring’s brand new podcast, The Offcast: Conversations with musical mavericks, Artistic Director and percussion powerhouse …
Stream Three New Videos on Sydney Opera House’s PlatformApr 2022
We’ve been busy collaborating with the Sydney Opera House to produce three new videos for their platform Stream. Take a …
Announcing Brett Dean as the new Hatched Academy PatronMar 2022
We’re very excited to announce our first ever Hatched Academy Patron – revered Australian composer, Brett Dean. Brett’s music is championed …
Sizzle | Beat Sneak PeekMar 2022
Sizzle | Beat hits The Great Club (Marrickville) on April 10 @ 3pm. If you know Ensemble Offspring, you know …
A Visit From Clover Moore, City of Sydney MayorFeb 2022
Mayor Clover Moore visited us for a sneak peek of Ciaran Frame’s ‘Sticky Notes’, premiering March 15-18.
Claire Edwardes on Australia Day Honours ListJan 2022
Ensemble Offspring’s Artistic Director has been awarded an OAM for her service to music!
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