Ensemble Françaix is excited to share with listeners the joy of classical music collaboration, inspired by the wit and vibrancy of the 20th-century neoclassical composer Jean Françaix.

The Melbourne-based group was founded in 2016 by oboist Emmanuel Cassimatis, bassoonist Matthew Kneale and pianist Nicholas Young, who are united in their passion for quality music-making especially featuring woodwinds.

Ensemble Françaix delights in the discovery and presentation of captivating and lesser known repertory, as well as premieres of new works by present-day composers, and appears in a variety of combinations alongside guest artists to give an individual taste to every carefully crafted program.