About us

The Music Performance Unit of the University of New South Wales is a small team responsible for the production of high quality classical music concerts on campus. A core of UNSW's cultural life, the Music Performance Unit manages several primary activities, including:

  • Australia Ensemble UNSW, Australia's leading chamber music ensemble that presents an annual subscription season and free concert and workshop series;
  • Collegium Musicum Choir, an 80-100 voice choir comprising mostly undergraduates but also staff and members of the general community. It presents an annual program of three concerts;
  • Burgundian Consort, a chamber choir of 12-18 voices of high quality young singers. It presents an annual evening recital as well as appearing at concerts of the Collegium Musicum and other special events;
  • Large Instrumental Music Ensembles (LIME) comprising the UNSW Wind Symphony and UNSW Orchestra;
  • Young Artists Concerts and special events.

The Music Performance Unit is in the portfolio of the Director of Wellbeing, Mr Neil Morris.

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Carl VINE | Café Concertino (1984)

Lili BOULANGER | Nocturne (1911/1914)

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Francis POULENC | Sonata for clarinet and bassoon (1922 rev.1945)

Oct
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Franz SCHUBERT | Quartettsatz in C minor, D703 (1820)

Holly HARRISON | Slipstream (2020)

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In Term 2 2021 the Music Performance Unit will again deliver an online Professional Development Program for students based in Sydney and abroad. 

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There are over 100 students, staff and community members in our Large Instrumental Music Ensembles at any given time.

Andrew Meisel

Andrew Meisel, double bass was born in Sydney and began his musical studies in double bass at 14.