Biography


“Rubiks thrilled the crowd, showcasing searingly-precise ensemble skills and instrumental control…. A formidable contribution to Australia’s growing community of contemporary music makers”
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  Jacob Abela - keyboards |   Tamara Kohler - flutes | Gemma Tomlinson - cello |   Kaylie Melville - percussion

Jacob Abela - keyboards | Tamara Kohler - flutes | Gemma Tomlinson - cello | Kaylie Melville - percussion

Rubiks is one of Melbourne’s most dynamic contemporary art music ensembles, bringing together some of Australia’s most exciting and versatile young performers. Since debuting in 2015, the ensemble has been hailed as “a formidable contribution to Australia’s growing community of contemporary music makers” (Partial Durations) and commended for their “incredibly personal, strangely spiritual and ultimately deeply touching” performances (Limelight Magazine). With a particular interest in storytelling and cross-art collaboration, Rubiks has quickly established a reputation for excellence, delighting audiences with their unique programming and dazzling virtuosity.

Formed at the Australian National Academy of Music, Rubiks have performed as featured artists in the Metropolis New Music Festival (Melbourne), City Recital Hall's Extended Play Festival (Sydney) and regularly appear as a resident ensemble in Melbourne Recital Centre’s acclaimed chamber music series. Rubiks recently made their international debut, performing throughout Germany, England and the Netherlands.

In 2017, Rubiks launched The Pythia Prize, an annual commission project sees an Australian female composer collaborate with Rubiks to create a new work. The inagural Pythia Prize winner was Samantha Wolf, and her work was performed in both Australia and Europe, featuring in Rubiks’ first international appearances in July 2018.