Inventi Ensemble

3rd April 2016, Sunday 2pm – Wyselaskie Auditorium

Ben & Melissa with instruments


Melissa Doecke (flute), Ben Opie (oboe), Paul Zabrowarny (cello)

J. S. Bach
Excerpts from Goldberg Variations, arr. Inventi Ensemble

Gabriel Fauré

Claude Debussy
Clair de lune

Elena Kats-Chernin
‘Eliza Aria’

Ross Edwards

Peter Sculthorpe
Into the Dreaming

Defying stereotypes, Inventi Ensemble are equally at home premiering works at a new music festival, performing in Australia’s finest concert halls and chamber music series, playing Bach from a 3-tonne truck in a pop-up venue, or introducing new Australian music to young children in library storytime projects. Splashing onto the Australian music scene in early 2014, Inventi Ensemble is run by Artistic Directors Ben Opie (oboe) and Melissa Doecke (flute), drawing together Australia’s finest soloists and chamber musicians who are passionate about performing and commissioning Australian music. Inventi Ensemble have just released their debut album of works for flute, oboe, violin, viola and piano.

Internationally, Inventi musicians have performed at the BBC Proms, London’s Southbank, with San Francisco’s Ensemble Parrallele and Magik*Magik, as well as at music festivals in the UK, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Prague, Italy and the USA. In Australia, they have performed as part of the Peninsula Summer Music Festival, Melbourne Knowledge Week, Melbourne Music Week, Melbourne Children’s Week, the Alice Desert Festival in Alice Springs, a tour of South Australia and more. This is in addition to starting two different monthly music series in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, a free lunchtime series at the Library at the Dock and running a twice weekly interactive music programme in Melbourne’s immigration detention centres. For more information, please visit