2024, 2023, 2018 India, 2018, 2017 Chamber – Southern Highlands, NSW, 2016, 2016 Chamber – Southern Highlands, NSW, 2016 Singapore, 2015, 2015 Chamber – Bothwell, TAS, 2014 Chamber – Sydney Opera House, 2015 Chamber – Southern Highlands, NSW, 2014 Chamber – Southern Highlands, NSW, 2013, 2011
“Australia’s relative geographical isolation has made us curious about our relationship to the world, which often challenges and inspires us to great heights in all fields, whether science, sport, film, art or music. The AWO is an exciting initiative that will firmly position Australian orchestral musicians, composers and conductors on the world musical map.”

Francesco (Frank) Celata

Supported by Ezekiel Solomon AM

Associate Principal Clarinet – Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Lecturer – Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Australian Hometown(s): Melbourne & Sydney
Education: Sydney Conservatorium of Music; Victorian College of the Arts

Mr Frank Celata is Associate Principal Clarinet with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and an AWO Board Member. Mr Celata graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts 1987, prior to that he studied, and is now a lecturer, at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

He is a founding member of the chamber ensemble the Sydney Soloists and is a member of the New Sydney Wind Quintet. In 2013 he accepted the position of Lecturer in Orchestral and Chamber Music at the Conservatorium of Music in Hobart.

On several occasions between 2003 and 2009 he appeared with the London Symphony Orchestra as guest Principal Clarinet, performing on international tours and recordings. More recently he appeared as guest Principal Clarinet with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London touring internationally and recording with them. Frank plays Principal Clarinet with the Australian World Orchestra, comprising 110 of Australia’s leading musicians drawn from 47 orchestras around the world.

Last updated 2023