VAN DIEMEN’S BAND

Van Diemen’s Band is an exciting new Tasmanian chamber orchestra dedicated to the historically informed performance of music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Made up of some of the nation’s most highly respected early music specialists, whether based in Australia or overseas, VDB combines musicological research and high-level performance by musicians who, between them, have many decades of baroque music-making experience.

A flexible ensemble, VDB can vary in size from a chamber group to a mid-eighteenth century orchestra. Working with regular guest directors, VDB explores the creativity and freedom of expression in music of the baroque and plays to the highest international standards.

Seeing the vital importance of education, VDB has a mission to train the next generation of Tasmanian and national musicians through workshops and an ‘academy’-style education program that culminates in professional playing opportunities.