PATRONS

INAUGURAL PATRON


SIR CHARLES MACKERRAS CH, AC, CBE (1925-2010)

“I am very proud to be a patron of the remarkable Australian World Orchestra. I have spent my whole life making music with my fellow countrymen and women and I regard them to be amongst the greatest orchestral players alive, holding major positions in the world’s premiere orchestras. We are a nation of very closely knit and talented musicians. Bringing them all together from around the globe produces an orchestra of the highest quality with a truly unique and Australian sound. What an exciting prospect!”

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PATRONS


DAVID GONSKI AC

“The Australian World Orchestra is a dream of many Australian musicians. I am proud to support these wonderfully talented players, bringing many of them home and combining them with our world-class local musicians. Their performances are not to be missed events.”


NAOMI MILGROM AO

“Alexander Briger’s ambition and vision to bring together Australia’s extraordinary musical talent from all over the world is one of the most compelling initiatives I have been engaged with. It’s a great opportunity for Australian audiences to experience the brilliance of our Australian musicians and everything they have produced in the world of classical music.”


VINAY RANE  MBBS BMEDSCI (HONS) LLBLLM PDLP, FRANZCOG FFCFM (RCPA), FACLM MFFLM (RCP, UK) MHSM

“The role of the AWO is unique in Australia and internationally. It is quintessentially Australian to share one’s gift overseas to facilitate self-development. We are so very blessed to hear the fruits of that labour, the cultivation of home grown talent based in Australia and abroad under the same concert hall roof; it promises to be an extraordinary season and an opportunity that comes but once a year.”


EZEKIEL SOLOMON AM

“I am thrilled to be involved in this amazing project. AWO is a wonderful venture, not only connecting both national and international musicians, but also supporting the development of many up and coming young Australian musicians who will benefit enormously from the education program.”


PETER WEISS AO Hon DLitt (USyd)

“Alex Briger had a dream… an ambition… bringing together Australian musicians from overseas and joining them on stage with musicians from Australian orchestras. The Australian World Orchestra s going from strength to strength and continues to be much loved in Australia and respected by the maestros of the world.”