Syrinx is an ensemble dedicated to the performance of historical wind music. From the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries wind music could be heard everywhere from grand state occasions to the humblest village dance and it is our aim to recreate this impressive tradition. Our repertoire covers the rise of the professional wind band; we perform music from Dufay and Josquin to Handel and Mozart on shawms, dulcians, oboes and bassoons.
Members of the group can be heard playing in many of the world’s leading period orchestras including the Academy of Ancient Music, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, La Stagione Frankfurt, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln, The Sixteen and The Australian Chamber Orchestra.
On a smaller scale they are also active as chamber musicians, appearing with I Fagiolini, Mediva, Les Haulz et les Bas, Blondel, Mandragora, Apollo & Pan, Il Bacio and Concentus VII.
'[...] the Syrinx ensemble’s perky playing, ensure endless pleasure'
The Sunday Times
'Syrinx’s playing is wonderfully alert to the polish, colour and personality of these pieces.'