Inventi Ensemble

House of Beehives



Inventi Ensemble are masters of classical repertoire, re-inventors of past works, and performers of the new.

This dynamic new chamber ensemble run by artistic directors Ben Opie (oboe) and Melissa Doecke (flute), collaborates with Australia’s finest soloists and chamber musicians. Inventi musicians have performed at BBC Proms, London’s Southbank, at music festivals globally, pop-up venues and community spaces. Passionate about regularly performing Australian music, Inventi Ensemble have commissioned many new works making them an exciting new voice in Australian music.

Inventi Ensemble highlights works by female composers including Australians Melody Eotvos, Melbourne based Nikki Edgar and Kaija Saariaho from Finland. The title piece was premiered by the Ensemble in 2015 at the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music to great acclaim. House of the Beehives is a work that includes film which will be projected at the performance as will the semi-graphic score of Confirmation Bias by Nikki Edgar, providing the audience with a complete visual and aural experience.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Inventi Ensemble


House of Beehives

Melody Eotvos
House of the Beehives

Kaija Saariaho
Noa Noa

Cyrus Meurant

Nikki Edgar
Confirmation Bias


This production is part of the following series:

Inventi Ensemble

Inventi Ensemble is a dynamic new chamber ensemble run by Artistic Directors Ben Opie (oboe) and Melissa Doecke (flute), drawing together Australia’s leading soloists and chamber musicians.

Local Heroes 2017

Now in its sixth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.