“Genesis Baroque, a young group formed in 2017, could scarcely be more impressive. They produce a rich, sonorous sound, disciplined ensemble and a beautifully nuanced mutual understanding…”

Sydney Morning Herald, January 2021

Genesis Baroque

Genesis Baroque, Melbourne/Naarm’s renowned period instrument chamber orchestra, was founded in 2017 by Artistic Director and violinist, Jennifer Kirsner. The ensemble comprises some of Australia’s preeminent historically-informed performers, who together explore the vibrant repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries through intimate, dynamic concerts across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Genesis Baroque collaborates with distinguished performers and other artists based locally, interstate and overseas, and has a particular focus on providing a platform for local and expatriate Australian musicians. The ensemble released its first studio album of Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerti Grossi Opus 6 in August 2020 with principal guest director, Sophie Gent, and founding music director, Lucinda Moon. The recording debuted as the highest selling Australian album on the ARIA classical album charts and received critical acclaim.

“Genesis Baroque is a unique and polished – and importantly, welcome – voice in the vibrant Melbourne music scene.”

CutCommon, August 2019

What’s next…



Jennifer Kirsner - Artistic Director
Our Patron - Julian Burnside AO QC