Photo by Stephen Henry Photography
Southern Cross Soloists (SXS) is synonymous with excellence, delivering quality music-making both in Australia and internationally. Over the past 25 years, SXS has established itself as one of Australia’s pre-eminent chamber music ensembles. Comprised of leading soloists from across Australia, SXS creates and performs dynamic, unique and world-class musical experiences for audiences of all ages. SXS annually employs over 85 artists and art workers, mentors the next generation of performers and offers participation opportunities across a broad spectrum of activities. It has established itself as a company with a growing national and international reputation, performing, learning and celebrating music through intimate connections with artists, audiences and communities.
As a Company-in-Residence of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, the group has developed a strong community profile; building and engaging with new audiences. SXS communicates through a vibrant and collaborative approach to performance, and fosters creative partnerships with leading soloists, composers, cross-art forms and cross-genres. SXS curate and deliver a national performance program to an expanding audience across Australia and internationally whilst continuing to nurture and develop emerging chamber music talent and provide meaningful engagement in regional communities. SXS provides opportunities for emerging artists through its flagship SXS Next Gen Artists Program, nurturing some of Australia’s most in-demand young musicians today.
In 2020 we are celebrating our 25th anniversary of music-making as an ensemble.