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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Lucas Barr

WDR Symphony Orchestra, Germany

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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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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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Daniel Dodds

Artistic Director and Leader – Festival Strings Lucerne

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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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Anne Harvey-Nagl

Concertmaster – Volksoper Vienna; Koehne Quartet, Vienna

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Simon James

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

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Naoko Keatley (Miyamoto)

Second Violin – London 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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Katherine Lukey

Deputy Concertmaster – Opera Australia Orchestra

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Jane Piper

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

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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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Matthew Tomkins

Principal 2nd Violin – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Miki Tsunoda

Principal 2nd Violin – Antwerp Symphony Orchestra

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Melinda Watzel

Principal 2nd Violin – Komische Oper Berlin

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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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Sally Clarke

SWR Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart

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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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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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Sergio Insuasti

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

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Andrew Jezek

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

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Tahlia Petrosian

Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig

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Andra Ulrichs

Principal Viola – Basel Symphony Orchestra

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Elizabeth Woolnough

Australian Chamber Orchestra; Former – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australia

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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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Rohan de Korte

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Michael Goldschlager

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

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Molly Kadarauch

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

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

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Patrick Murphy

Lecturer in Cello – University of Queensland

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Julian Thompson

Australian Chamber Orchestra

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Michelle Wood

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Melbourne Chamber Orchestra; Tinalley String Quartet

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Double Bass

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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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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Robert Nairn

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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Flute

Alison Mitchell

Principal Flute – Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Former Principal Flute – Scottish Chamber Orchestra, UK

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Lisa Osmialowski (Lewis)

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Piccolo

Linda Stuckey

Principal Piccolo – Hong Kong Philharmonic

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Oboe

Joshua de Graaf

Associate Principal Oboe – Orchestra Victoria

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Nick Deutsch

Artistic Director – Australian National Academy of Music; AWO International Advisor; Professor of Oboe – Hochschule für Musik & Theatre, Leipzig

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Cor Anglais

Rixon Thomas

Principal Cor Anglais – Opera Australia Orchestra; Soloist – Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Denmark

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Clarinet

Philip Arkinstall

Associate Principal Clarinet – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australia. Former Principal – Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

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Paul Champion

Principal Clarinet – Orchestra Victoria

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Bassoon

Brock Imison

Principal Contrabassoon – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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David Mitchell

Associate Principal Bassoon – Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Lecturer in Bassoon – Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University

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Lyndon Watts

Freelance; Former Principal Bassoon – Munich Philharmonic Orchestra; Professor of Bassoon – Berne University of the Arts

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Saxophone

Christina Leonard

Freelance – Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia Orchestra, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra; Artistic Director – Classic Stomp and AWO Chamber Music Festival, NSW Southern Highlands

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Horn

Lin Jiang

Principal Horn – Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

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Saul Lewis

Principal 3rd Horn – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Emily Newham

Fellow – Sydney Symphony Orchestra; 2019 AWO Academy Player

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Casey Rippon

Bayerische Staatsoper; Lecturer Horn – University of Augsburg

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Gabrielle Webster

Freelance; 
Grand Teton Music Festival, USA

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Trumpet

Shane Hooton

Associate Principal Trumpet – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australia

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Owen Morris

Principal Trumpet – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Former – Sydney Youth Orchestra

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Rosie Turner

Section Trumpet – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Trombone

Timothy Dowling

Prinicipal Trombone – Residentie Orchestra (The Hague Philharmonic)

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Michael Mulcahy

Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Director – CSO Brass; Professor of Trombone – Northwestern University; Chicago Chamber Musicians; Visiting Artist ANAM

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Shannon Pittaway

Principal Bass Trombone – New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Head of Winds and Brass – New Zealand School of Music; Australian Brass Quintet; Former – Singapore Symphony Orchestra

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Tuba

David Cribb

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Gewandhaus Brass Quintet

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Timpani

Antoine (Tony) Bedewi

Principal Timpani – BBC Symphony Orchestra; Former Co-Principal Timpanist – London Symphony Orchestra, England

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Percussion

John Arcaro

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Troy Greatz

Queensland Symphony Orchestra; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

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David Montgomery

Percussion Lecturer – Queensland Conservatorium of Music; Director – Isorhythmos Percussion

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Harp

Melina van Leewen

Freelance – Soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer, Australia; 2015 AWO Academy Player

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Piano

Stefan Cassomenos

Pianist, Composer – PLEXUS, Artistic Director – Port Fairy Spring Music Festival

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