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Sunday 28 April 2024

Upcoming Concert: European Tour Homecoming Concert
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MSE Tour - 2024

The Melbourne String Ensemble is excited to be touring to Germany and Czechia in 2024.

During the Easter school holidays, MSE's flagship ensemble will spend three weeks in Germany and Czechia, performing in several major cities starting in Berlin and ending in Stuttgart. MSE will collaborate and perform with the Stuttgart Youth Chamber Orchestra, the Leipzig Youth Symphony Orchestra, and with the orchestra of the School of Music and Art in Liberec.

First Nations Seasons Project

MSE are commissioning First Nations Composers to write works for string orchestra inspired by seasons from their traditional Countries. The first three commissions of the series by William Barton, Christopher Sainsbury and James Henry were performed alongside Vivaldi’s much-loved Four Seasons in 2022.

In 2023 works by Aaron Wyatt and Brenda Gifford will be premiered in a special concert at The Edge, Federation Square featuring ACO's Principal Violist Stefanie Farrands as soloist


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: Zurich 2018

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.