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The Griffyn Ensemble

Described as “akin to a religious experience” (The Australian), and “Canberra’s premier chamber ensemble” (CityNews), The Griffyn Ensemble are a theatrical chamber ensemble, who break down the barriers of genre and recontextualise music from around the world – whether it’s Mexican avant-gardist Silvestre Revueltas; legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach; folk hero Mikis Theodorakis; and other living

Michael Sollis

As director of Griffyn, Michael has an incredible knack for applying his passion for pretty much anything (and everything) to

Susan Ellis

When she isn’t found performing in underground mines in Queensland (we kid you not!) Susan can be found redefining

Chris Stone

Chris played Scottish fiddle music for six years before taking a brief excursion into the classical realm, completing

Kiri Sollis

The concert flute was never going to be enough for Kiri, so you will often see her play piccolo,

Holly Downes

Holly became bored of playing bass notes at the back of the orchestra after completing a Bachelor of

Laura Tanata, Harp

Laura Tanata played with Griffyn when it was still a newborn, and continues to be featured in Griffyn