The Friends of Eusebius and Florestan is a new ensemble based in Melbourne which brings together members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra who share a passion for music of the 19th century played on period instruments and in the spirit of the first Romantics.

Our name takes its cue from the two opposing alter-egos of Robert Schumann; Eusebius – the dreamer and Florestan the passionate and volatile romantic.