Excellence in Early Music

Historically Informed Performance on Period Instruments since 1985

Lucinda Moon and Greg Dikmans

Lucinda Moon

Violin & Associate Director

Greg Dikmans

Flute & Artistic Director

Greg Dikmans and Lucinda Moon have been working together for over 25 years. In this time they have developed a fruitful collaboration built around an approach to historically informed performance that is characterised by careful scholarship combined with subtle, tasteful and, above all, unpretentious musicianship.



Rave Review of Haydn Concert

“Haydn wrote the recipes. Elysium turned them into delectable music.”

“Classicism at its most perfectly formed, and most persuasively performed.”

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Photo: Claire Oremland (Concert Manager – Elder Hall)

On Sunday 11 May 2014 the Elysium Ensemble performed 6 Haydn Divertimenti for flute, violin and cello at Elder Hall, Adelaide. Music critic Elizabeth Silsbury, writing in The Advertiser, makes some perceptive comments about Haydn’s chamber music and was very appreciative of the ensemble’s approach to performing this music.

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Quantz CD Released in February 2014

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Elysium Ensemble has released its recording of duets by Johann Joachim Quantz (1697–1773). This is the first of a series of recordings as part of its Historical Performance Research Project.

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CDs will be available for purchase at our Concerts.


Dialogue: The Art of Elegant Conversation

For several years Greg and Lucinda have focused on the rich and varied genre of the 18th-century instrumental duet. They have been presenting concerts exploring the theme of Dialogue: The Art of Elegant Conversation.

In much of the more intimate 18th-century chamber music the melodic lines interact in a continuous musical dialogue, which was sometimes described as a conversation galante (‘courteous conversation’).

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Historical Performance Research Project

In 2010 the Elysium Ensemble’s principals, Greg Dikmans (flute) and Lucinda Moon (violin), initiated an Historical Performance Research Project. It is being supported by the Early Music Studio at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne, and by private and corporate sponsors.

The aim of the project is to identify neglected or newly discovered, high quality chamber music from the Baroque and early-Classical periods (1600–1800) with a view to bringing it to a wider audience through historically informed performances and recordings.

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Elysium Ensemble is affiliated with the
Early Music Studio at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

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Elysium Ensemble gratefully acknowledges the support of:

Simone Pérèle

Photo of Lucinda & Greg: Leonard Szabliński (2013)