Ensemble East is chamber music project founded by a group of musicians passionate about sharing music with one another and the communities in which they live in. Newly formed in late 2015, the ensemble has based itself in the eastern suburbs of Auckland and has a growing musical following within the local community as well as further afield.
Ensemble East is comprises of a core group of players but frequently invites guest artists to its concert programmes, creating diverse ensembles ranging from duos to a chamber orchestral ensemble. The ensemble performs without a conductor with a focus on close musical communication and collaboration amongst the players. The music making is therefore spontaneous, versatile, and inspiring to both the musicians involved and audiences alike.