2021, 2015, 2013
"I’m flattered to be asked to perform with an all-star Australian orchestra. Do we have to wear green and gold??”

Marnie Sebire


Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Australian Hometown: Sydney
Education: Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Marnie Sebire has been playing the French Horn for over thirty years. She began learning the piano and violin at an early age, however switched to horn upon her brother’s suggestion, (presumably to aid in carpooling to Canberra City Band rehearsals).

She began a Bachelor of Music degree in Canberra and later transferred to Sydney where she graduated with honours from the Conservatorium in 1998. During those years of study Marnie was also involved in Sydneyʼs musical theatre scene and was solo horn with the newly formed Australian National Academy of Music. In 1997 she was principal horn of the Australian Youth Orchestra. In 2000 Marnie was the first female brass player to successfully audition for a permanent position in the Sydney Symphony.

Marnie has performed with all the major Australian orchestras, the New Zealand Symphony, the Malaysian Philharmonic and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. She has also wielded and navigated several Wagner Tubas through three complete Wagnerian Ring Cycles.In 2008 Marnie played solo french horn with the rock band Silverchair and toured with them for the national Big Day Out performances. Other collaborations include performances and recordings with Sting, Powderfinger, The Whitlams, The Sleepy Jackson, Billy Thorpe and Josh Pyke. She has been involved in many movie soundtracks, along with several TV ads ranging from beer, to a career highlight and cameo role in a commercial for toilet rolls.

When not performing Marnie enjoys travel, scuba diving and cryptic crosswords. 

Last updated 2020