David Griffiths, Clarinet
Svetlana Bogosavljevic, Cello
Timothy Young, Piano
Described by Limelight magazine as a ‘national treasure’, Ensemble Liaison is one of Australia’s leading internationally acclaimed ensembles. They presented their first concert series at The Edge, Melbourne, in 2007 and have become known as a tour de force, recognised for imaginative and innovative programming, setting the trend for brilliant collaborations with leading artists.
Now in its 17th season, the Ensemble Liaison & Friends series is co-presented with the Melbourne Recital Centre from the stunning Elisabeth Murdoch Hall. Renowned for their engaging performances and innovative programming, they have collaborated with many wonderful guests including Ray Chen, Henning Kraggerud, Nemanja Radulović, Emma Matthews, Cheryl Barker, Herve Joulain, Peter Coleman Wright, puppeteer Peter Wilson, and principal dancers of the Australian Ballet.
They have appeared at the nation’s premier festivals including the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Port Fairy Festival and the Woodend Winter Arts Festival. They have toured New Zealand for Chamber Music NZ and in 2012 gave a series of festival performances in Central Europe. In 2021 they appeared at the Mimir Chamber Music Festival, Texas and as a global featured artist at the International ClarinetFest from Fort Worth Texas.
Critics have hailed their performances with superlatives such as ‘spellbinding’, ‘flawless’, ‘a revelation’, ‘moving’ and ‘joyous’.
The creation of new works is also a priority for Ensemble Liaison, with commissions by Paul Stanhope, Paul Grabowsky, John Novacek, Ian Munro, Gordon Kerry, Tony Gould, Stuart Greenbaum, Elena Kats-Chernin, Jane Hammond, Michael Dooley, Aleksandar Sedlar, Mark Viggiani and Mary Finsterer. Countless arrangements by the trio have also formed an integral part of their programming and artistic vision.
They have regularly recorded for broadcast on ABC Classic and 3MBS, and have released recordings to international acclaim on the Melba Recordings, Tall Poppies, ABC Classics labels as well as their own EL Records.
“an impassioned and committed performance … not just technically superb but spiritually intense too.”
– The Classical Review 2012
“a refined, cogent reading, intimate and beautifully weighted.”
– Sunday Times (UK)
“Plays…with an innate sense of style and finely calibrated emotion… are conveyed in evocative whispers by the Ensemble Liaison…”
– GRAMOPHONE (UK) 2012
“Ensemble creates sublime performance. This display was stunning and will linger long in the memory”
– Hobart Mercury, 2012