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Saturday 17 June 2023

Upcoming Concert: Concerto Concert Featuring Hannah Tyrell and Samantha Chen

Saturday 2 December - Seasons II Featuring Stefanie Farrands

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

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MSE Tour - 2024

The Melbourne String Ensemble is excited to announce the March-April 2024 tour to Germany

MSE will spend three weeks in major German cities, starting in Berlin and ending in Stuttgart, working with various youth orchestras, participating in masterclasses, and performing at some wonderful venues. There will also be plenty of sightseeing along the way.
Details will be released shortly, so pencil in these dates and stay tuned to hear more about our exciting journey ahead!


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.

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Throughout the year, MSE invites prominent Australian and international musicians to come and work with our students.

Dindin and Dandan

Congratulations Dindin and Dandan!

Dindin and Dandan Wang have won two full-tuition scholarships to the prestigious Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, USA. 


Dindin and Dandan Wang talk about what they’re looking forward to at the Curtis Institute of Music, what they’re listening to at the moment, and playing Bach as soloists with the Melbourne String Ensemble’s 35TH anniversary alumni concert.

Hear us perform in Concert


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.