Ensemble Offspring

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

Artist's website: ensembleoffspring.com

Ensemble Offspring is featured on the following titles

Uncovered Ground

Performer: ensemble

This first-ever collection of concert works by Felicity Wilcox represents the cream of her recent chamber music compositions. They include a brand-new recording of her celebrated bass clarinet work composed for Jason Noble, ‘People of this Place’, alongside works commissioned by Ensemble Offspring, Ironwood, and the Australia Ensemble, as well as a movement from Wilcox's first string quartet, performed by Sydney Art Quartet.


Members of Ensemble Offspring

Claire Edwardes

Internationally acclaimed percussion soloist, chamber musician and artistic director of Ensemble Offspring, Claire Edwardes has been described by the press as a ‘sorceress of percussion’ performing with ‘spellbinding intensity’ and ‘graceful virtuosity’.

Zubin Kanga

London-based Australian pianist, Zubin Kanga is internationally renowned for his performances of contemporary music. He has been invited to perform at the BBC Proms, Aldeburgh, London Olympiad Festivals (UK), ISCM World New Music Days, Metropolis New Music Festival, Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s “Journey Through the Cosmos” festival (Australia), Mars aux Musées (France) and Borealis Festival (Norway) as well as appearing as soloist with the London Sinfonietta and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.