Cello

Simon Cobcroft

Principal Cello – Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; Artistic Director – Coriole Music Festival; Lyrebird Trio; Guest Principal Cello – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Rohan de Korte

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Former Associate Principal Cellist – Orchestra Victoria; Former Cello – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Catherine Hewgill

Principal Cello – Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Former – Australian Chamber Orchestra; The Australian Trio

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Miles Mullin-Chivers

Freelance; Former Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellow 2020 & 2021

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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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Richard Narroway

Freelance; Lecturer of Cello – Melbourne Conservatorium of Music; Former Rebanks Fellow – Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto

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Howard Penny

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

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Eliza Sdraulig

Cello – Chroma Quartet; Freelance; Former Cello Fellow 2019 – Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Former Emerging Artist 2018 – Australian Chamber Orchestra

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Michelle Wood

Cello – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Melbourne Chamber Orchestra; Tinalley String Quartet; Co-Artistic Director – Concerts Sans Frontières

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Double Bass

Kees Boersma

Principal Double Bass – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Kylie Davies

Associate Principal Double Bass – Orchestra Victoria

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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

Associate Principal Bass – New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Head of Double Bass – Australian National Academy of Music; Former – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Alex Henery

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

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Kirsty McCahon

Former Principal Double Bass – Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

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Stuart Thomson

Principal Double Bass – Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Former – Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

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Ciro Vigilante

Principal Double Bass – Vienna Chamber Orchestra; Former – Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra; Former – Australia Chamber Orchestra; Former Guest – German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen; Former Guest – Ensemble Stuttgart Varianti; Former Guest soloist – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London; Former Guest soloist – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; Former Guest soloist – Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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Dušan Walkowicz

Associate Principal – Queensland Symphony Orchestra

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Viola

Robert Ashworth

Principal Viola – Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, New Zealand

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Roger Benedict

Chief Conductor & Associate Professor – Sydney Conservatorium of Music; Former Principal Viola – Philharmonia Orchestra, London; Former Viola – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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Lisa Bucknell

Freelance – London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra; Guest Violist – United Strings of Europe

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Cameron Campbell

Tutti Viola – The Hallé; Extra Viola – London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; BBC Symphony Orchestra; English National Opera; Former – Southbank Sinfonia;

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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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Lisa Grosman

Head of Strings – Camberwell Grammar School; Melbourne Conservatorium Young Artists Academy, University of Melbourne; Former – Irish Chamber Orchestra; Formerly – Director of the Viola Programme –Monash University

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Benedict Hames

Principal Viola – Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Former Acting Principal Viola – Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

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Andrew Jezek

Freelance; Co-Artistic Director Sydney Art Quartet; Former Principal Viola – Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; Freelance Principal Viola – Opera Australia Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Former Principal Viola – Klangforum, Vienna

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Stephen King

Principal Viola – Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra; Former – Australian String Quartet; Former – Australian Chamber Orchestra; Former – Coolidge String Quartet; Former Associate Principal Viola – Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

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Imants Larsens

Principal Viola – Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Viola – Ensemble Q; Former Associate Principal Viola – Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

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Andra Ulrichs-Kreder

Basel Symphony Orchestra; Former Principal Viola – Festival Strings Lucerne

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Violin

Jonathan Allen

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

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Sara Barbagallo

2023 AWO Academy Player; Concertmaster – The University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Australian Youth Orchestra; Former Emerging Artist – Mimir Chamber Music Festival 2022

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Michael Brooks-Reid

Co-Principal 2nd Violin – Camerata Bern; Guest Concertmaster – Orquestra Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias; Guest Principal 2nd Violin – Deutsche Radio Philharmonie; Guest performer – Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Scottish Chamber Orchestra; 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; Piatti Quartet; Former – Melbourne Chamber Orchestra; Australian Chamber Orchestra

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Natalie Chee

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

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Peter Clark

Freelance Concertmaster; Principal Violin – Omega Ensemble; Former – Australian Chamber Orchestra

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Heather Cottrell

Acting Deputy Concertmaster – Staatskapelle, Berlin;
Former 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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Madeleine Easton

Artistic Director – Bach Akademie Australia; Freelance Violinist – London/Europe; Former Concertmaster – The Hanover Band

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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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Anne Harvey-Nagl

Concertmaster – Volksoper Vienna; Koehne Quartet, Vienna

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Simon James

Violin Professor – San Francisco Conservatory of Music; Teacher – Coleman Violin Studio; Former Second Assistant Concertmaster – Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Former Concertmaster – Seattle Chamber Orchestra

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Naoko Keatley (Miyamoto)

Second Violin – London Symphony Orchestra

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Katherine Lukey

Deputy Concertmaster – Opera Australia Orchestra; Former Assistant Concertmaster – Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Former Principal 1st Violin – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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Emma McGrath

Concertmaster – Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Former Assistant Concertmaster – Colorado Symphony Orchestra; Former Associate Concertmaster – Seattle Symphony; Guest Concertmaster; Former – Panormo Quartet; Starling Quartet; Kettering Piano Quartet; Tasmanian String Quartet

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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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Alexandra Osborne

Associate Concertmaster – Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Jackson Hole Chamber Music Ensemble; Former First Violin – The National Symphony Orchestra, USA

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Alison Rayner

Freelance; Former – Fragaria Vera Ensemble; Former – Norwegian Chamber Orchestra; Former First Violin – Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Former Associate Principal Second Violin – Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

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Benjamin Roskams

Freelance; Guest Principal Viola – BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Guest Concertmaster – Sinfoniorchester Aachen, Germany; Sinfoniorchester Wuppertal, Germany

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Patrick Savage

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; Second Violin – Flinders Quartet; Director of Competitions – Musica Viva; Former Artistic Director – Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition; Former Concertmaster – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; New Zealand 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

1st Violin – Mozarteum Orchester, Salzburg; Former – Australian Opera and Ballet 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; Violin – Deutsche Kammerorchester

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Noam Yaffe

Violin – Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Australian Youth Orchestra; Former Concertmaster – Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra

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