ASK US ANYTHING! Weekly Q&As on Instagram Live

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

Every Thursday night at 8pm, Claire is joined by a different creative guest to answer ALL of your burning music questions! We want to stay in touch during this weird time and this is your opportunity to pick the brains of a bunch of incredibly innovative and inspiring Ensemble Offspring collaborators from around the world. So, as the series’ title suggests, Ask Us Anything!

Want to know the day-to-day of a professional performer? What are the challenges of championing new Australian music? What’s the best career path for a young musician? What’s their most embarrassing on-stage moment?

Spark a conversation by submitting your questions via email, or message us on Instagram or Facebook. Then join in the casual discussion by tuning-in to our Instagram Live each Thursday at 8pm and interacting in the comments section!

We’ve had 3 awesome livestreams so far. firstly with Claire & Lamorna Nightingale. Watch it here, or check out the highlights here. And last week Claire was joined by founder and percussionist of Ensemble Adapter, Matthias Engler, who streamed in from Darmstadt. Watch the full conversation here, and highlights here


Amanda Cole – August 19 @ 8pm
Composer Amanda Cole chats to Claire about the finalists in the 2021 APRA/AMCOS Art Music Awards and takes a look at this year’s impressive list of finalists – including Amanda herself and Ensemble Offspring!

Winnie Huang (TBC) – August 26 @ 8pm 
Australian violin player and gestural performer Winnie Huang streams in from Europe to talk about her involvement in Festival FORWARD as part of Lucerne Festivals Autumn new music festival held in November and much more.

Zubin Kanga – September 2 @ 8pm
Our beloved pianist Zubin enlightens us about his latest exciting projects in the UK including his awesome new job.

Claire Edwardes – September 9 @ 8pm
In celebration of Claire’s birthday, Jason Noble hosts this special Q&A where you can ask anything to EO legend and Artistic Director Claire Edwardes.

Throat Pleats – September 16 @ 8pm
Claire chats to the creative pair Solly Frank and Niki Johnson about their crazy Throat Pleats performance art collab and more!

Jane Sheldon – September 23 @ 8pm
Soprano and composer Jane Sheldon offers insights on her Powerhouse Artist Residency and more.