CONDUCTORS

Alexander Briger AO
Conductor 2011 Season, 2016 Season and Singapore Tour, 2018 India Tour, 2019 Season.

2019 Season
Westlake, Flying Dream
Janáček, Taras Bulba
Sibelius, Symphony No.2 in D major

2018 India Tour
Beethoven, Symphony No.7 Op.92 in A major
Mozart, Piano Concerto No.23 in A major, k488, 2nd and 3rd movements
Saint-Saëns, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Op.28
Mozart, Don Giovanni Overture
Bizet, Arias from Carmen: L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera), Près des remparts de Séville (Seguidilla), Les tringles des sisters tintaient (Gypsy Song)
Jenkins, Palladio
Vivaldi, Sinfonia in C major

2016 Season and Singapore Tour
Ravel, Boléro
Kats-Chernin, The Witching Hour Concerto for 8 Double Basses
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.5 in E minor

2011 Season
Brahms, Academic Festival Overture
Beethoven, Symphony No.9 in D minor (Choral)

Maestro Riccardo Muti
Conductor 2018 season
The spirit that moves them is extremely intense and full of enthusiasm because everyone wants to do the best. There is a sort of happiness among them.

Brahms, Symphony No.2 in D major
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.4 in F minor
Verdi, Nabucco Overture

Simone Young AM
Conductor 2011 & 2017 seasons
I’m always astonished to find Australians in key positions in the orchestras around the world. I think this project is going to give Australians a chance to see just how good the musicians are we export to the world

2017 Season with the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)
Messiaen Turangalîla-Symphonie

2011 Season
Wagner, Prelude and Venusberg Music
Sculthorpe, Earth Cry
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.6 Pathétique

Stanley Dodds
Conductor 2016 season
I think I’m fortunate to be able to say that I’ve been asked to conduct the AWO in 2016, which is a great honour and privilege for me as a conductor.

Beethoven, Symphony No.7 in A major
Dvořák, Symphony No.9 in E minor

Sir Simon Rattle
Conductor 2015 season
We know that Australia is the centre of the universe but even as far away as Berlin we’ve all heard how fantastic the Australian World Orchestra is and we’re all fighting either to play in it or conduct it or to sing with it. Magdalena and I are thrilled to be coming to Australia and we can’t wait to work with this great orchestra.

Debussy, Prélude à l’apres-midi d’un fauune (Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun)
Debussy, Ariettes oubliées (Forgotten Songs) Orchestrated by Brett Dean
Bruckner, Symphony No. 8 in C minor, (1890 Robert Haas edition)

Zubin Mehta
Conductor 2013 season & 2015 India Tour
For many years I have worked with and developed friendships with the Australian musicians who hold major positions with the great orchestras around the world. Many of them played in the Australian World Orchestra’s highly successful inaugural season in Sydney in 2011 and when I was asked if I would return to Australia to conduct the AWO in 2013 I did not hesitate to agree.

2015 India Tour
Beethoven, Leonore No.3 Overture
Mozart, Der Hölle Rache from The Magic Flute
Verdi, Leonora’s aria from Il Travore
Rossini, Una voce poco fa from The Barber of Seville
Haydn, Toy Symphony
Brahms, Symphony No.2 in D major
Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro Overture
Mozart, Sinfonia concertante
Schubert, Symphony No.9 in C major

2013 Season
Stravinsky, Rite of Spring
Mahler, Symphony No.1 in D major

Brett Dean
Conductor 2011 season
I fully support this exciting new Australian World Orchestra. It’s the kind of really big idea that is an inspiration to all Australian musicians and one in which we would all love to be involved.

Dean, Vexations and Devotions

SOLOISTS

Jacob Abela Ondes Martenot
2017 Concert Season
Messian, Turangalîla-Symphonie

Cheryl Barker AO Soprano 
2011 Inaugural Concert
Beethoven, Symphony No.9 in D minor (Choral)

William Barton Didgeridoo
2011 Inaugural Concert
Sculthorpe, Earth Cry

Greta Bradman Soprano  
2015 India Tour
Mozart, Der Hölle Rache from Die Zauberflöte
Rossini, Una voce poco fa from The Barber of Seville
Verdi, Leonora’s aria from Il Trovatore

Elizabeth Campbell Mezzo Soprano
2011 Inaugural Concert
Beethoven, Symphony No.9 in D minor (Choral)

Steve Davislim Tenor
2011 Inaugural Concert
Beethoven, Symphony No.9 in D minor (Choral)

Dr Adam Greig Piano
2018 India Tour
Mozart, Piano Concerto No.23 in A major, k488, 2nd and 3rd movements

Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano 
2015 Concert Season
Debussy, Ariettes oubliées (Forgotten Songs) Orchestrated by Brett Dean

Caroline Meng Mezzo-Soprano
2018 India Tour
Bizet, L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) from Carmen
Bizet, Près des remparts de Séville (Seguidilla) from Carmen
Bizet, Les tringles des sisters tintaient from Carmen

Teddy Tahu Rhodes Baritone
2011 Inaugural Concert
Beethoven, Symphony No.9 in D minor (Choral)

Timothy Young Piano
2017 Concert Season
Messian, Turangalîla-Symphonie

COMMISSIONED COMPOSERS

Brett Dean
2015 Orchestration of Debussy’sAriettes oubliées

Elena Kats-Chernin AO
2016 The Witching Hour Concerto for 8 Double Basses

Paul Dean
2021 Symphony