Syzygy Ensemble

Syzygy Ensemble is an award-winning contemporary music group based in Naarm (Melbourne). The members live and work on the lands of the Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation.

Since forming in 2009 they have gained a reputation as one of Australia’s finest new music ensembles, lauded for their virtuoso precision, innovative programming, and ability to connect viscerally with their audiences. The ensemble has a strong track record of delivering critically acclaimed new work. Recent highlights include the premiere presentation of Merlyn Myer commission “Song for Dulka Warngiid” by 2019 recipient Deborah Cheetham and Dr Katy Abbott’s Lowin Prize winning composition “Hidden Thoughts” in collaboration with The Song Company.

Syzygy has extensive professional experience and presented recitals as part of the Melbourne Festival, Port Fairy Spring Festival, Metropolis New Music Festival, Melbourne Music Week, Melbourne Fringe Festival, The Brunswick Beethoven festival and declassified Music series. Syzygy has also presented regular subscription concerts at the Melbourne Recital Centre within the Local Heroes series since 2012. The ensemble has been recognised for excellence in performance with a nominated for a Helpmann Award 2012, and in 2014 received the Contemporary Masters Award. Syzygy’s performances are regularly broadcast by the MBS network and ABC Classic FM and in 2015 the ensemble released their debut CD “Making Signs”.