Violin

Warwick Adeney

Concertmaster – Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Australia

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Jonathan Allen

1st Violin – Philharmonia Zurich, Switzerland; Founder and Leader Ensemble Il Trittico, Switzerland

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Dale Barltrop

Concertmaster – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; First Violin – Australian String Quartet; Former Concertmaster – Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

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Lucas Barr

WDR Symphony Orchestra, Germany

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Harry Bennetts

Associate Concertmaster - Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Zoe Black

Australian Chamber Orchestra; Freshwater Trio

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Margaret Blades

Former Concertmaster – Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Western Australian Symphony Orchestra , Australia

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Michael Brooks-Reid

Freelance; Guest performer – Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Scottish Chamber Orchestra; German Radio Philharmonic; Aurora Orchestra; Camerata Bern; Kammerakademie Potsdam; Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

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Lucy Carrig

Principal 2nd Violin – Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

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Rebecca Chan

Associate Leader Violin – Philharmonia Orchestra, England

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Natalie Chee

Concertmaster – Gürzenich Orchestra, Cologne; Former 1st Concertmaster – SWR Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart

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Brielle Clapson

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Heather Cottrell

Principal 2nd Violin – Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Germany

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Monica Curro

Assistant Principal 2nd Violin – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Co-Artistic Director – Port Fairy Spring Music Festival

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Sercan Danis

Associate Concertmaster –Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

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Neela de Foneska

Violin – Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berlin

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Lerida Delbridge

Assistant Concertmaster – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Daniel Dodds

Artistic Director and Leader – Festival Strings Lucerne

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Kyli Dodds

Deputy Concertmaster – Thüringer Symphoniker, Saalfeld-Rudolstadt; Member of Argonautica

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Stanley Dodds

Conductor – AWO 2016; Principal Conductor – Berlin Symphony Orchestra; Violin – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

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Madeleine Easton

Artistic Director – Bach Akademie Australia; Freelance Violinist – London/Europe

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Paul Ezergailis

Violin Co-Leader – Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Luminosa, Galway

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Simon Fordham

Principal 2nd Violin – Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

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Emily Francis

Former – BBC Symphony Orchestra

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Marina Gillam

Guest – Philharmonia Orchestra; Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Bingham String Quartet; Former member City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

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Joanne Green

Former Subprincipal – Northern Sinfonia; Guest Violin – Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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Dimity Hall

Goldner String Quartet; Australia Ensemble, University of New South Wales

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Anne Harvey-Nagl

Concertmaster – Volksoper Vienna; Koehne Quartet, Vienna

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Kirsty Hilton

Principal 2nd Violin – Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Violin – Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Lucerne Festival Orchestra

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Vaughan Hughes

Violin – Ensemble Kanazawa, Japan

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Will Huxtable

Founding Member – Partridge String Quartet

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Simon James

Second Assistant Concertmaster – Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Concertmaster – Seattle Chamber Orchestra

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Graeme Jennings

Senior Lecturer in Violin – Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University; Violin – Elision Ensemble; Former Violin – Arditti String Quartet, London

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Emma Jezek

Assistant Principal 2nd Violin – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Roger Jonsson

Principal 2nd violin – Orchestra Victoria

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Naoko Keatley (Miyamoto)

Second Violin – London Symphony Orchestra

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Brenda Koh

2016 AWO Academy Player (Singapore)

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Ben Lea

Violin – Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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Semra Lee-Smith

A/Associate Concertmaster – West Australian Symphony Orchestra

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Joanna Lewis

1st Violin – Koehne Quartet, Vienna; Guest Violinist – Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kangforum & Philharmonia, Vienna

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Maria Lindsay

Soloist; Co-Artistic Director & Leader – Lurline Chamber Orchestra; Former – Vienna Chamber Orchestra; Australian Chamber Orchestra; Sydney Symphony

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Katherine Lukey

Deputy Concertmaster – Opera Australia Orchestra

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Marina Marsden

Principal 2nd Violin – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Belinda McFarlane

Youth Education Programme Advisor – London Symphony Orchestra; 2nd Violin – London Symphony Orchestra

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Anna McMichael

Head of Strings – Monash University; Co-Artistic Director – Tyalgum Music Festival; Violin – Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; Amsterdam Sinfonietta; London Sinfonietta

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Marcus Michelsen

2021 AWO Academy Player

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Simon Monger

Concertmaster – Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra

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Sagar Nagaraj

Willoughby Symphony Orchestra; AWO Academy Player 2018

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Monica Naselow

Principal 2nd Position – Orchestra Victoria, Former Concertmaster and Education/Outreach Officer – Darwin Symphony Orchestra; Violin – Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Former Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

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Alexandra Osborne

First Violin – The National Symphony Orchestra, USA

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Jennifer Owen

Principal 1st Violin – Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Former Principal 2nd Violin – Houston Symphony Orchestra

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Liisa Pallandi

Violin – Australian Chamber Orchestra; Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Britten-Pears Orchestra, Aldeburgh; Australian Youth Orchestra; 2011 AWO Academy Player

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Susie Park

Founding Member – Minnesota Orchestra; East Coast Chamber Orchestra; Former Soloist – Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Former Soloist – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London

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Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba

Flinders Quartet; ACO Quartet

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Jane Piper

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

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Alison Rayner

First Violin – Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Violin – Norwegian Chamber Orchestra; Fragaria Vera Ensemble

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Sophie Rowell

Concertmaster – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Michelle Ruffolo

1st Violin – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Joanne (Jo) Sadler

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Patrick Savage

Leader – Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra; Freelance – concertmaster and film composer; Former Principal First Violin – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Former Leader – Tippett Quartet

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Elizabeth Sellars

Sutherland Trio; Former Co-ordinator of strings – Monash University

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Wilma Smith

Wilma Smith and Friends; Artistic Director – Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition; Former Concertmaster – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Claire Sterling

Co-Principal Second Violin – English National Opera; Former Principal Second Violin – Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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Scott Stiles

Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg

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Sandra Tancibudek

Staatskapelle, Berlin; WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne

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Matthew Tomkins

Principal 2nd Violin – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Miki Tsunoda

Principal 2nd Violin – Antwerp Symphony Orchestra

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Marie-Danielle Turner

Assistant Principal 2nd Violin – National Orchestra of Belgium

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Melinda Watzel

Principal 2nd Violin – Komische Oper Berlin

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Robin Wilson

Head of Violin – Australian National Academy of Music

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Asmira Woodward-Page

Freelance; Former Concertmaster – String Orchestra of New York City; Momenta Quartet

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Viola

Robert Ashworth

Principal Viola – Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, New Zealand

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Lauren Brigden

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Alex Brogan

Associate Principal Viola – West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Australia

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Christopher Cartlidge

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Sally Clarke

SWR Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart

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Molly Collier-O'Boyle

2018 AWO Academy Player

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Anne-Louise Comerford

Associate Principal Viola – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Virginia Comerford

Principal Viola and Section Leader – Opera Australia Orchestra

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Rosemary Curtin

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Andra Darzins

Professor of Viola – University of Music, Stuttgart; Guest Principal – Staatskapelle Berlin, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Elbphilharmonie Orchestra; Former Principal Viola – Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Brett Dean

Composer in Residence – BBC Symphony Orchestra; AWO Composer; Former Viola – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Former Artist in Residence – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Juris Ezergailis

Former Section Leader Violas – Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

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Stefanie Farrands

Principal Viola – Australian Chamber Orchestra; Former Principal Viola – Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

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Lisa Grosman

Lecturer in Viola – Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music, Monash University; Formerly – Irish Chamber Orchestra

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Sergio Insuasti

Principal Viola – Sydney Youth Orchestra; 2019 AWO Academy Player, Student Royal College of Music London

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Andrew Jezek

Principal Viola – Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; Freelance Principal Viola – Opera Australia Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Former Principal Viola – Klangforum, Vienna

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Gabrielle Kancachian

Concerto Köln, Germany; WDR Funkhaus Orchester, Germany

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Stephen King

Australian String Quartet

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Matthew Laing

Principal Viola – Australian Youth Orchestra; 2011 AWO Academy Player

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Tobias (Toby) Lea

Principal Viola – Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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Angela Lindsay

Co-Artistic Director and Viola – Lurline Chamber Orchestra

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John Lynch (deceased)

Former Associate Principal Viola – RTE National Symphony of Ireland

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Victoria Miskolczy

Associate Principal Viola – Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Principal Viola – Cayuga Chamber Orchestra

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Christopher Moore

Principal Viola – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Simon Oswell

Former Principal Viola – Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; Capitol Ensemble, Los Angeles; Hollywood Recording Artist

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Florian Peelman

Principal Viola – Gürzenich Orchester; Opera Cologne

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Tahlia Petrosian

Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig

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Patricia Pollett

Director of Performance Studies – School of Music, University of Queensland

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Janet Rutherford

Former Principal Viola – Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

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Fiona Sargeant

Associate Principal Viola – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Andra Ulrichs

Principal Viola – Basel Symphony Orchestra

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Justin Williams

Assistant Principal Viola – Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Tinalley String Quartet

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Elizabeth Woolnough

Australian Chamber Orchestra; Former – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australia

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Katie Yap

Freelance – Period and modern viola; 2013 AWO Academy Player

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Cello

Jonathan Békés

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Australia; 2016 AWO Academy Player

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David Berlin

Principal Cello – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australia

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Melissa Chominsky

Orchestra Victoria

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Rohan de Korte

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Trish Dean

Guest Principal – Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Artistic Director – Q Ensemble; Former Associate Principal Cello, Sydney Symphony

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Alison Frilingos

Vienna Chamber Orchestra; Volksoper Vienna; Guest – Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Darian Trio

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Michael Goldschlager

Freelance; Former Principal Cello – West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Australia

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Sharon Grigoryan

Australian String Quartet; Former – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Rowena Hamimill

Associate Principal Cello – Los Angeles Opera Orchestra

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Catherine Hewgill

Principal Cello – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Andrew Hines

Acting Assist. Principal Cello, Opera Australia Orchestra

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Matthew Hoy

Former Cello – West Australian Symphony Orchestra; Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; Former Artistic Program Manager – The Australian National Academy of Music

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Molly Kadarauch

Sutherland Trio; University of Melbourne; Former Associate Principal Cello – Australian Chamber Orchestra

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Matthew Lee

Sub-Principal Cello, BBC Concert Orchestra

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Mee Na Lojewski

Founding Cellist, Affinity Quartet; Freelance Cellist, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Sydney Chamber Opera, Victorian Opera

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Leah Lynn

Assistant Principal Cello – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Roderick McGrath

Principal Cello – West Australian Symphony Orchestra; Former Co-Principal – London Symphony Orchestra

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Peter Morrison

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

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Patrick Murphy

Lecturer in Cello – University of Queensland

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Timothy Nankervis

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Martin Penicka

Cello – Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

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Howard Penny

Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Head of Strings -Australian National Academy of Music

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Clare Rowe

The Hallé Orchestra

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Julian Smiles

Australia Ensemble, University of New South Wales; Goldner String Quartet; Lecturer Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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Adam Szabo

Principal Cello No. 2 – Welsh National Opera; Associate Principal Cello No. 4 – Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Ulster Orchestra; Former Cello – Australian Youth Orchestra; 2011 AWO Academy Player

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Gemma Tomlinson

Founder, Cello – Rubiks; Fellow – Australian National Academy of Music

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Julian Thompson

Australian Chamber Orchestra

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Michael Williams

Principal Cello – Vienna Chamber Orchestra; Principal – Volksoper Vienna; Former Associate Principal – Australian Chamber Orchestra

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Michelle Wood

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Melbourne Chamber Orchestra; Tinalley String Quartet

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Double Bass

Kees Boersma

Principal Double Bass – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Timothy (Tim) Dunin

Professor of Double Bass – University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz; Formerly Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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Damien Eckersley

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Head of Double Bass – Australian National Academy of Music

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Alex Henery

Principal Double Bass – Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Former Co-Principal – Philharmonia, London

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Max McBride

Former Principal Double Bass – Australian Chamber Orchestra; Former Co-Principal Double Bass – Sydney Symphony; Vienna State Opera; Senior Lecturer – Australian National University School of Music, Canberra

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Kirsty McCahon

Former Principal Double Bass – Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

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Matthew McDonald

Principal Double Bass – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

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Robert Nairn

Master Musician in Residence – Elder Conservatorium; Former Professor of Double Bass – Melbourne Conservatorium of Music; Former Faculty Member – Juilliard School of Music, New York

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Phoebe Russell

Principal Double Bass – Queensland Symphony Orchestra

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Andrew Sinclair

Principal Double Bass – West Australian Symphony Orchestra; Former Double Bass – Vienna Symphony Orchestra

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Ciro Vigilante

Principal Double Bass – Vienna Chamber Orchestra

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Dušan Walkowicz

Associate Principal – Queensland Symphony Orchestra

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Adrian Whitehall

Australian Youth Orchestra; 2017 AWO Moorambilla Voices Chamber in Residence

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