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“How exciting – an orchestra on as grand a scale as our beautiful country! A concert not to be missed, as thrilling for the artists as it is for the audience. The education of our youth is of paramount importance and I’m honored and thrilled to be the Youth Programme Advisor. I know our education programme will captivate the imagination of our youth whilst assisting them with the development of their careers.”

Belinda McFarlane


Youth Education Programme Advisor; Director – London Symphony Orchestra; 2nd Violin – London Symphony Orchestra; Fiorini piano trio

Australian Hometown: Adelaide
Education: Elder Conservatorium

Belinda studied at the Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide university. Joining AYO in 1984, she became Leader in 1988 for the orchestra’s Grand Bicentennial European Tour, culminating in a Prom concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London. She liked it so much she stayed!

As a member of the London Symphony Orchestra and Fiorini piano trio Belinda performs regularly throughout the world. She is a dedicated member of the LSO’s Discovery team teaching and workshop leading with playing and non-playing musicians of all ages and ability in London and abroad. Most notably as a lead instigator on the Take A Bow project in London and Paris, preparing string players of all abilities to perform alongside the LSO at the Barbican and Salle Pleyel, and the LSO’s On Track programme which included training an orchestra of East London school children to perform Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’ at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.

In 2013 she appeared in a Channel 4 documentary as an LSO mentor for the ‘Addicts’ Orchestra’. A Director of the LSO, she also sits on the orchestra’s Education Liaison Committee. With Fiorini she has led chamber music masterclasses and music workshops in schools and communities in the UK, France, Australia and Zimbabwe and is a teacher of string chamber music at the Junior Guildhall of Music and Drama. Belinda enjoys returning to Australia to work for the AYO and to perform as a member of the Australian World Orchestra – for which she is also their Youth Education Programme Advisor.
Belinda graduated from Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide University with a First Class Honours degree, and plays a on a Giuseppe Fiorini violin.

Last updated 2022