Ensemble Goldentree is a mixed chamber music ensemble, featuring colourful combinations of voice, winds, keyboard and strings. The ensemble specialises in performing rarely heard works and new Australian compositions from emerging composers. We aim to make chamber music engaging, relaxed and fun for a contemporary audience, using the artform to explore our collective stories and traditions.
Based in Melbourne, Ensemble Goldentree was founded by Tim Hannah (horn) and Alison McIntosh-Deszcz (soprano) in 2015. Since inception Ensemble Goldentree has commissioned nine chamber music works from eight emerging Australian composers and has presented several Australian premieres.
In 2015 and 2016 the ensemble travelled to Townsville (Queensland) for the formative experience of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music Advanced Winterschool. Since then, Ensemble Goldentree has performed at Beleura House & Garden on the Mornington Peninsula and has presented programs for Surrey Hills Music Festival and the Friends of Music Series at St George’s Travancore alongside an annual programmed season. The ensemble’s concerts have been recorded live and broadcast on 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne (103.5FM).
Ensemble Goldentree is committed gender parity and the promotion of Australian artists in its commissioning and performing activities.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we meet, rehearse and perform and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge sovereignty was never ceded.