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As one of Australia’s most exciting young chamber ensembles, Arcadia Winds is quickly becoming a fixture in the national classical music scene.

Known for their energetic, joyful and spontaneous performances, their advocacy and love of wind instruments and in particular their strong commitment to supporting Australian music.

Arcadia Winds presents a concert that showcases a smorgasbord of Australian compositional talent, young and old. Hear some of Australian’s most compelling compositional voices in works by Brett Dean, Lachlan Skipworth and Natalie Williams. Be thrilled by two brand new works for wind quintet written by this country’s most exciting young composers: the world premiere of Ian Whitney’s new work and the winning entry from the inaugural Arcadia Winds Composition Prize.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Arcadia Winds


Lachlan Skipworth
Echoes and Lines

Natalie Williams

Arcadia Winds Inaugural Arcadia Winds Composition Prize Recipient
Mark Holdsworth

Brett Dean

Ian Whitney
Five Scenes – World Premiere