Ensemble Liaison


Ensemble Liaison and Friends 2017 Season

The 11th season of the Ensemble Liaison and Friends series held at the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre.

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Described by Limelight magazine as a ‘national treasure’, Ensemble Liaison is renowned for imaginative and innovative programming.

Concert 1 – Victorian Pastoral
A concert featuring all Australian composers including world premieres of works by Ian Munro, Paul Grabowsky and Gordon Kerry with special guests the Young Voices of Melbourne and Exaudi Youth Choir directed by Mark O’Leary.

Concert 2 – Tango
Features the accordion virtuoso James Crabb in a program of Tango, Scottish Folk Dances, Dvorak and John Mackey.

Concert 3 – The End of Time
Features Olivier Messiaen’s 20th century masterpiece, The Quartet for the End of Time with violinist Dene Olding and award winning lighting designer Paul Jackson.

The Ensemble Liaison & Friends series has become known as a tour de force renowned for imaginative and innovative programming, setting the trend for brilliant collaborations with leading artists. The 2017 series features an eclectic range of chamber music including new works by some of Australia’s finest composers with guest artists James Crabb, Paul Jackson, The Young Voices of Melbourne, Exaudi Youth Choir, Dene Olding, Paul Wright and Elizabeth Sellars.

Contributions from individual donors will assist Ensemble Liaison with the expense of domestic travel for guest artists and costs associated with presenting the 2017 Series, including publicity, brochure production and administration costs.

The final result will be three engaging concerts of chamber music of the highest level.

You can find out more at www.ensembleliaison.com


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Ensemble Liaison is a unique chamber music partnership formed in 2006 between David Griffiths (clarinet), Svetlana Bogosavljevic (cello) and Timothy Young (piano).

As suggested by their name, collaborations form the basis of their artistic and musical vision, and partners to-date have included, Nemanja Radulovic, Peter Coleman-Wright, Cheryl Barker, Emma Matthews, Ray Chen, Henning Kraggerud, Anthony Marwood, Wilma Smith, Tony Gould, Caroline Henbest, Simon Oswell, Elizabeth Sellars, Roy Theaker, Fiona Sargeant, Monica Curro, Alex Henery, Mardi McSullea, Roger Jonsson, David Jones, Peter Wilson, Paul Grabowsky, Michael Leighton Jones, Greta Bradman, and principal members of the Australian Ballet.

Ensemble Liaison performed their debut concert for ABC Classic FM in 2006, which featured in “The best of Sunday Live” for that year, and their inaugural Concert Series was held at The Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne in 2007. In 2010 they were invited to relocate to the stunning Elisabeth Murdoch Hall at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Described by Limelight magazine as a ‘national treasure’, they have performed across Australia and New Zealand and in 2012 gave a series of festival performances in Central Europe.

Critics have hailed their performances with superlatives such as “spellbinding”, “flawless”, “a revelation”, “moving”, “joyous”, “polished”, “stunningly blended”, “engaging”, “powerful and having boundless lyricism, enthusiasm and dexterity”.

They have been regularly recorded for broadcast on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS and have released recordings on both the Melba Recordings and Tall Poppies labels. ENSEMBLE LIAISON was appointed Ensemble in Residence at Monash University in 2010.


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