The Large Instrumental Music Ensembles at UNSW include the UNSW Wind Symphony and UNSW Orchestra, which are managed by the Music Performance Unit with members supported by the Society of Orchestra and Pipers.

These groups were founded as community ensembles, and are open to all instrumentalists at UNSW and beyond. Since being founded in 1989, thousands of students, staff, alumni and community members have played in these two ensembles as an important part of the cultural fabric of the UNSW campus.

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In 2023, we offer the opportunity for soloists to audition for a performance in Term 2 and 3 with the UNSW Orchestra.


We are pleased to introduce Kelly Liu, soloist for UNSW Orchestra's Term 3 Concert to you as we discuss her passions about music, her artistic process and performance...

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Winner of UNSW’s Concerto Audition last year, and our soloist for UNSW Orchestra’s Term 2 concert, we sat down with Hikaru Fuminashi who shared his reflections about...


In March, Music Performance UNSW undertook a major recording project with its community ensembles to bring to life several Willgoss Composition Prizes from the past...