Daphnis Ensemble

Originally founded as the Daphnis Trio, this ensemble re-launched in 2019 as Daphnis Ensemble.

Daphnis aims to  engage audiences in a wide range of chamber music from great classics to the avant garde. Originally founded in 2014 by Belinda Liew, Chris Nankervis (piano) and Nathan Juriansz (violin), the ensemble re-launched in 2019 as Daphnis Ensemble in recognition of our aim to collaborate with some of Melbourne's finest musicians and composers. 

The original Daphnis Trio has performed throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria. The Trio has performed regularly as part of the Friends of Music Series at St George's (Travancore) and has worked with numerous young Australian composers, often performing world premieres of their works.

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Ensemble Goldentree is a collaborative chamber music project dedicated to the cultivation of engaging experiences with new and rarely performed works.

Ensemble Goldentree was founded by Tim Hannah (horn) and Alison McIntosh-Deszcz (soprano) in 2015. The ensemble specialises in presenting rarely performed music and new Australian compositions for mixed chamber ensemble. We aim to broaden audience perceptions of traditional and contemporary chamber music by showcasing the energy and passion of friends making music together.


Since its inception the ensemble has contributed to the development of chamber music in Australia with new commissions and collaborations and has worked with some of Melbourne’s brightest young composers and musicians.