Samuel Payne

2015 AWO Academy Player, India; Australian National Academy of Music

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Violin

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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Lucy Carrig

Principal 2nd Violin – Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

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Rebecca Chan

Associate Leader Violin – Philharmonia Orchestra, England

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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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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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Graeme Jennings

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

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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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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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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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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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Jennifer Owen

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

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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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Alison Rayner

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

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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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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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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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Sally Clarke

SWR Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart

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Virginia Comerford

Principal Viola and Section Leader – Opera Australia 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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Lisa Grosman

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

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Andrew Jezek

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

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Tobias (Toby) Lea

Principal Viola – Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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Victoria Miskolczy

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

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

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Katie Yap

Freelance – Period and modern viola; 2013 AWO Academy Player

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Cello

David Berlin

Principal Cello – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australia

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Michael Goldschlager

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

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Matthew Lee

Sub-Principal Cello, BBC Concert 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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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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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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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

Professor of Double Bass – Melbourne Conservatorium of Music; Former Faculty Member – Juilliard School of Music, New York

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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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Flute

Alison Mitchell

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

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Meg Sterling

Principal Flute – Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

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Oboe

Nick Deutsch

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

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Lisa Outred

Oboe & Cor Anglais – Munich Philharmonic Orchestra

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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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Paul Dean

Composer in Residence – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, 2019; Senior Lecturer Clarinet and Head of Woodwind – Queensland Conservatorium; Artistic Director – Four Winds Festival and Tutti Beijing International Youth Music Festival

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Bassoon

Adam Mikulicz

West Australian Symphony Orchestra

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Matthew Ockenden

Associate Principal Bassoon – Opera Australia Orchestra; Bassoon (casual) – Australian Chamber Orchestra

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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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Horn

Andrew Bain

Principal Horn – Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Former Principal Horn – Colorado Music Festival; Horn Professor – Colburn School Conservatory of Music; Principal Horn – Mainly Mozart Festival, San Diego; Former – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Hector McDonald

Former Principal Horn – Vienna Symphony Orchestra & Concentus Musicus Wien; Professor of Horn – University of Music & Performing Arts, Graz

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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

Lukas Beno

Principal Trumpet – Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig

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Shane Hooton

Associate Principal Trumpet – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australia

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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

Antonio Neilley-Menendez de Llano

Solo Tuba – Malmo Opera

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Timpani

David Clarence

Principal Timpani – Opera Australia Orchestra

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Percussion

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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