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


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HIS EXCELLENCY GENERAL THE HONOURABLE SIR PETER COSGROVE AK MC (RETD)

 


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.”


PETER JOPLING AM QC

“The prospect of bringing together Australia’s leading musicians from the musical hubs of the world, to celebrate the brilliance of their talents in their homeland, is exciting for all of us who love music.”


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.”


LOUISE MYER

“I am delighted to be involved in this initiative to bring together many of Australia’s most talented musicians, both nationally and internationally based. AWO is not only a wonderful, collaborative enterprise, but offers an education program that will benefit many young aspiring Australian musicians.”


HARISH RAO

“I am honoured to be recognised as patron of the AWO. I look forward to hearing Australia’s finest classical musicians (who are performing in orchestras around the world) come together and play for Australian audiences. Music has no boundaries and transcends cultures. I hope that the AWO will inspire a new generation of young multicultural Australians to embrace its charm and diversity. I look forward to the next chapter for the AWO in Australia and also encourage its ambitions of taking Australia’s best and showcasing their talents to the world. I congratulate the Directors of the AWO for their inspired leadership to make this dream a reality.


SIR NICHOLAS SHEHADIE AC, OBE, KSTJ

“The AWO is a wonderful initiative; one that we as a nation should be proud to embrace and support. I have had the pleasure of working with the young musicians of the SBS Youth Orchestra and have watched many of them go on to achieve positions in some of the great orchestras. This initiative is one for which they and all young Australian musicians may aspire. It is an incredibly exciting experience for all involved.”


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

“It is unimaginable that after its inaugural concert season, the AWO is on the world stage with Maestro Zubin Mehta conducting the second season, and now Sir Simon Rattle for the third season and then India later this year. 2015 is going to be a spectacular year of music!”

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