Artistic Director of the Omega Ensemble, David Rowden, shares the secrets of their success.

The Omega Ensemble is a heartening Australian music success story. From humble beginnings as a student ensemble, they have grown in number and reputation over the years and in 2015 they celebrate their tenth anniversary as one of the most innovative and accomplished chamber ensembles in the country. It’s a reputation they’ve cemented by becoming one of Sydney’s City Recital Hall Resident Ensembles in 2013.

So how has this acclaimed ensemble prospered where others have struggled to make an impact? Omega have found a winning strategy programming rare chamber music treasures, new arrangements and original commissions as well as working with exciting guest artist collaborators. It’s no wonder then that they’ve been described as “the best chamber music outfit in town” by the Sydney Morning Herald.

Maxim Boon caught up the Omega Ensemble’s founder, Artistic Director and principal clarinettist David Rowden, to learn the secret of Omega’s success.

Photo: Bruce Terry

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