Melbourne ensemble PLEXUS brings together the talents of three of Melbourne’s most vibrant and versatile musicians, Monica Curro (violin), Philip Arkinstall (clarinet), and Stefan Cassomenos (piano).
The name PLEXUS reflects this ensemble’s devotion to supporting and engaging an ever-growing network of exceptional artists across a variety of disciplines.
Since launching in 2014, PLEXUS has commissioned over 70 composers, and premiered 22 new works in its first year, in performances at fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne Recital Centre, the Metropolis New Music Festival, and a variety of festivals, venues, and concert series.
In 2015, the ensemble gives the world premieres of 23 newly commissioned works, in a program which includes a 3-concert series at the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon as part of Local Heroes, and a separate 3-concert series at Federation Square’s Deakin Edge performance space.
PLEXUS seeks to involve both Australian and overseas writers, film-makers, actors, choreographers, and dancers, as well as guest instrumentalists and vocalists, as part of its ongoing commitment to synthesising creative links across multidisciplinary artistic networks.