Ensemble Q is celebrated as one of Australia’s leading ensembles. Proudly Company in Residence at QPAC, they have been selected as national and regional touring artists for Musica Viva, appear regularly throughout the year as featured artists on ABC Classic and have performed at major festivals including the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, the Queensland Music Trails’ Opera at Jimbour, Brisbane Music Festival, Brisbane Festival, Queensland Music Festival, Bellingen Music Festival, and George Town Festival in Penang.
They are regularly invited to perform at the coveted Ukaria Cultural Centre in South Australia and have a strong Sydney-based audience. Their core members are drawn from Principal and Concertmaster seats in the QSO and leading faculty of Queensland Conservatorium and University of Queensland. They conduct their major series in QPAC’s Concert Hall in partnership with QPAC, and their boutique Underground series is consistently sold out well in advance.
Ensemble Q also partners with Opera Queensland, 4MBS Classic FM, the Lisa Gasteen National Opera Program and the Queensland Choir in the formation of a training orchestra to support productions by these companies and provide paid student placements alongside the highest level professional musicians.
Ensemble Q The Trout
Ensemble Q celebrates the musical representation of the number 5 with five quintets of varying instrumentation, culminating in the Trout Quintet.
Ensemble Q Boots & All
Ensemble Q presents a boots and all style exploration of the earthy influence of music from countries including Ireland, America, Japan, Italy and more.
Ensemble Q Frankenstein!! & The Goose’s Mum
Ensemble Q will put on party hats, blow whistles and kazoos in this fantastic and virtuosic work for voice and chamber ensemble for the entire family!
Ensemble Q Deep Blue
Ensemble Q’s Deep Blue is an atmospheric program, celebrating our fascination and love for the sea.
Ensemble Q The Dinner Party
Deep romanticism meets atonality in this exquisite new production from Ensemble Q.
Ensemble Q Fish, Chips & Warm Beer
Ensemble Q’s Fish, Chips & Warm Beer explores a selection of masterpieces by heroes of British music.
Ensemble Q announces 2024 QPAC concert season
Ensemble Q is pleased to announce its 2024 Concert Season at QPAC featuring three captivating and quirky thematic based concerts.
Ensemble Q captivate audiences
Ensemble Q's 2023 concert season at QPAC offers an exciting new series that takes audiences on a musical, visual, and immersive journey.
Ensemble Q is pleased to announce its 2023 concert season
Their 2023 concert season at QPAC is delivering an exciting new series that will take audiences on a musical, visual, and immersive journey.
Q the Song list
Ahead of their first performance with us, some of the Ensemble Q artists shared what music would make their Spotify playlists.