Both critics (GA) and audiences alike have hailed members of the ensemble to critical and popular acclaim. Performances by the Eldering Ensemble have been described as “world-class - displaying an amazing clarity”, “vitality”, “intensity” and “brilliant virtuosity” as well as possessing a wide range of musical expression – “from bitter despair to wildest ecstasy”. Bound by a mutual inspiration and desire to perform chamber music, the ensemble members draw on extensive solo and chamber music experience in their search for a unique and individual ensemble sound.
Great works for piano trio, piano quartet and string trio form the greater part of the Eldering Ensemble’s repertoire. The Eldering Ensemble also performs works written for varied combinations of stringed instruments, wind instruments, and voice. Founded in Paris, the Eldering Ensemble is named after Bram Eldering, the celebrated violinist, chamber musician and pedagogue of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Contact with recognised artists Hatto Beyerle, Eckard Heiligers, Raphael Oleg, Hariolf Schlichtig and Johannes Goritzki has provided further musical inspiration for the ensemble.
Before performing for audiences in Switzerland, Italy and Germany, the Eldering Ensemble appeared within its inaugural two years at established chamber music series and festivals in Australia. At the Australian National Academy of Music it was invited to be guest ensemble and at the Victorian College of the Arts as ‘Ensemble in Residence’.
The Eldering Ensemble has given recitals at Festival Ticino Musica in Switzerland, the International Beethoven Festival Bonn and Konzerthaus Dortmund in Germany as well as in Australia for the third time in 2012. Following the success in 2007 of the inaugural live recorded CD with Piano Trios by Schumann and Beethoven, the Eldering Ensemble has since released two further live CD recordings of works for String Trio (2009 Betthoven, Dohnanyi) and for Piano Quartet (2012, Schumann, Dvorak, Saint Saens). Radio broadcasts for 3MBS and ABC Australia ensued in 2010 and 2012. Chamber music partners have been renowned artists Matthias Buchholz, Hariolf Schlichtig, Gabor Meszaros and Luciana Serra.