Hatched HOME Academy mentees announced!

Ensemble Offspring initiated Hatched HOME Academy in 2020 to provide new development opportunities for Australian musicians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now in its second year, Hatched HOME Academy will provide a new cohort of exceptional Australian artists with invaluable creative mentorship during the month of June.

Through HOME Academy, Ensemble Offspring’s core musicians provide one-on-one mentorship sessions to a select pool of emerging and mid-career Australian artists, who may be based anywhere the world. Connecting in person or over a video chat, mentees will lead the discussion and draw on the expertise of EO musicians to advance their musical craft, career skills and industry knowledge.

We received so many fantastic applications from all around the country and abroad, and all of us at Ensemble Offspring would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to apply. It brings us pure joy to see Australians creating so much amazing music.

And so, without further ado we’re delighted to announce our twelve Hatched HOME Academy mentees for 2021 – follow the links below to learn all about them!

Ceridwen McCooey, composer/cello (VIC)
Matthew Kneale, bassoon (VIC)
Michael Grebla, composer (WA/USA)
Sean Quinn, composer (VIC)
Sophia Mackson, viola (QLD)
Wesley Stormer, composer (NSW)
Bianca Gannon, composer (QLD)
Alexei Caulfield, recorder (NSW)
Bryn Wood, percussion (NSW)
Chloe Chung, flute (NSW)
Kayla Ludlow, flute (NSW)
Mikaela Thomsen, percussion (QLD)
Ben Perche, conductor (NSW)

In other news, applications will opening soon for our Hatched Associate Artist in 2022 – watch this space!