Australia House Ensemble

24th May 2022

On Monday night we had our ‘Reconnection’ concert- the return to live performance for the Australia House Ensemble following four postponements due to covid restrictions.

The concert welcome was given by the UK Australian Acting High Commissioner Wood who hosted the evening in the glorious Exhibition Hall at Australia House, for which we warmly thank her.

It was a superb performance by the Ensemble which ended with an energetic performance of an arrangement of Waltzing Matilda by Stephan Koncz. The musicians were on top form and demonstrated the best of excellent Australian musicianship, from the first piece Moody Tango (Elena Kats-Chernin) to the violin duo by Matthew Hindson and the wonderful last chamber work of Franz Schubert- the String Quintet in C major.

“ Thankyou for the fabulous concert. As soon as they started playing I began to smile! What amazing talent and wonderful sound”.

“Thank you for the Australian House Ensemble performance; they were absolutely amazing! I especially enjoyed their arrangement of the Schubert so a big well done to Mr Kluger.”

We also displayed our new logo designed by Charlie Sparks, who also designed the banner.

We look forward to welcoming you to our next concert.

Dr Margaret Mayston AM, and all the wonderful AHE musicians: Rebecca Chan (lead), Naoko Keatley, Morgan Goff, Pei-Jee Ng and Hugh Kluger.

About the Australia House Ensemble

Australian musicians travel to Australia each year to perform in the Australian World Orchestra (AWO) and the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) and highly value and enjoy the opportunity to perform with fellow Australians. This is an opportunity for London/UK based musicians to have a similar experience in the place where they are living and working.

The ensemble aspires to be a world-class ensemble featuring the finest Australian musicians in London, UK and worldwide, named the “Australia House Ensemble. This ensemble will be a flagship for Australian musical excellence of which it is hoped Australia will be proud.

Listen to ‘This House’ recorded at our inaugural concert at Australia House in 2019 click here