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Saturday 20 July 2024

Upcoming Concert: Chamber Music Concert

The Melbourne String Ensembles join with MSE and JSM Alumni to present a concert of chamber music, featuring Bach's oboe and violin concerto with Michael Liu and Ezra Uxo Williams

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MSE Tour - 2024

In April 2024, MSE's flagship ensemble  spent three weeks in Germany and Czechia, performing in several major cities of Berlin, Leipzig and in the Czech republic before finishing the tour in Stuttgart. MSE collaborated and performed with the Stuttgart Youth Chamber Orchestra, the Leipzig Youth Symphony Orchestra, and with the orchestra of the School of Music and Art in Liberec. Alumnus Jacinta Ryan (currently a member of the Mannheim opera orchestra) joined us as our soloist and MSE had the opportunity to play in some wonderful concert halls such as the Liedehalle in Stuttgart.

Our program showcased many Australian works, including new works commissioned as part of the Seasons Project and also performed at the Australian Embassy in Berlin. MSE players attended masterclasses with notable German professors such as Anke Dill, Carolin Widman, Marlene Ito, Suyeon Kang and  Peter Bruns. 

For information on our 2026 European tour please enquire by email to

The Seasons Project

Launched in 2022, The Seasons Project commissions Australian First Nations composers to write work for string orchestra inspired by indigenous seasons. So far a collection of five seasons have been premiered and toured both regionally and internationally by the Melbourne String Ensemble. Composers of these exciting new works include Christopher Sainsbury,  James Henry, Aaron Wyatt, Brenda Gifford and William Barton. Read on to find out about the music and the project.


Since 1985, young string musicians have been influenced, inspired and nurtured by the Melbourne String Ensemble. Our alumni have gone on to make an enormous contribution to communities all over the world. Many have developed successful carers as musicians, conductors and composers.

Recent Performances

On Tour: Germany and Czechia 2024

MSE Auditions

MSE Auditions now open

Melbourne String Ensemble acknowledges the Wurundjeri, Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, upon whose Country we are based and recognises their continuing connections to community, culture and country.  We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.