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MSE Tour - 2024

MSE has recently returned from The Seasons Tour 2024 to Germany and Czechia 

During the Easter school holidays, MSE's flagship ensemble spent three weeks in Germany and Czechia, performing in Leipzig, Berlin, Liberec and Stuttgart and collaborating with the Stuttgart Youth Chamber Orchestra, the Leipzig Youth Symphony Orchestra, and with the orchestra of the School of Music and Art in Liberec. We were delighted to share the newly commissioned First Nations Seasons works by James Henry and Christopher Sainsbury with international audiences. 

First Nations Seasons Project

Launched in 2022, The Seasons Project commissions Australian First Nations composers to write work for string orchestra inspired by seasons from their traditional Countries. So far a collection of five seasons have been premiered and toured both regionally and internationally. 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: 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.