This thrilling relationship is cultural collaboration that offers pre-professional musicians many opportunities to work and forge relationships with esteemed Australian classical musicians who reside and play in orchestras and ensembles both in Australia and abroad.

UOM Conservatorium of Music students will have unique access to instrumental masterclasses and rehearsals, as well as career development sessions and curated discussions with AWO’s world-class musicians and renowned conductors.

“The AWO is an extraordinary expression of the musical energy of the Australian nation and character, as it re-unites many of Australia’s finest musicians every year to celebrate and share their artistry. They are wonderful role models for Conservatorium students, who will take inspiration and learn from these mentors. This new partnership with the AWO is a fabulous way to energise and support our students, and it will sustain a vibrant international network to motivate students as they shape their own careers.”

Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Director, Professor Richard Kurth