The Australian Haydn Ensemble (AHE) was formed in late 2011 and launched its first subscription season in 2012. AHE has rapidly claimed a place among Australia’s finest orchestras and chamber music groups. The ensemble specialises in the music of the classical era, performing on historical instruments under the leadership of Artistic Director, Skye McIntosh.
The Ensemble’s name pays tribute to the great ‘Papa Haydn’ who was a central figure of the late Eighteenth Century.
Formed from a group of dedicated musicians with national and international experience, AHE has built a reputation for its vivacious performances, which are faithful to the sound-worlds that would have been familiar to Haydn and his contemporaries.
AHE have recently released their chart topping debut ABC Classics album, performed at the Melbourne festival, throughout Australia and toured to America. They present five tours annually and include regional performances and education projects at the core of their activities.
For more about the Australian Haydn Ensemble visit: http://www.australianhaydn.com.au/