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Paul Dean

Paul Dean

Senior Lecturer Clarinet and Head of Woodwind – Queensland Conservatorium; Artistic Director – Four Winds Festival and Tutti Beijing International Youth Music Festival

“How many more sleeps?!”

Diana Doherty

Diana Doherty

Principal Oboe – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

“The AWO will be a wonderful way of collecting experiences and connecting with Australian musicians all over the world. I see a huge potential for further development as well as a way to celebrate the talent that Australia has produced.”

John Douglas

John Douglas

Freelance Percussion; Sydney Symphony; Australian Opera Ballet Orchestra; Queensland Symphony Orchestra

“The Australian World Orchestra will be a truly exciting addition to the Australian concert calendar. I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

Claire Edwardes

Claire Edwardes

Artistic Director and Percussion – Ensemble Offspring, Australia; Guest Percussion – Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

“Having lived and worked in the Netherlands for seven years, I recently returned to Sydney to soak up some sun. It is amazing how many of my colleagues from my student days are resident throughout the world making music. I can’t wait to see them all again. Playing together will be very special.”

Alice Giles AM

Alice Giles AM

Teacher – Sydney Conservatorium and ANAM; Director – Seven Harp Ensemble; Artistic Director – World Harp Congress 2014, Sydney

“What a wonderful idea! I am looking forward to the thrill of playing amongst such wonderful colleagues, and I am sure there will be an incredible buzz on stage.”

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Marina Gillam

Marina Gillam

Violin – Philharmonia Orchestra; Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Former member, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

“I feel very lucky being Australian! What an honour and a privilege to be part of such an exciting project . To have the opportunity to perform in Australia once again will be wonderful.”

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Paul Goodchild

Paul Goodchild

Associate Principal Trumpet – Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Artistic Director – Sydney Brass

“An orchestral experience one only ever dreams about….”

Joanne Green

Joanne Green

Former Subprincipal Violin – Northern Sinfonia; Guest – Scottish Chamber Orchestra

“I have been away from Australia now for 17 years. Our Australian talent is so far flung and so successful that the idea of being able to overcome the logistics and assemble us all in one place kindles for me, on both a professional and personal level, breathtaking anticipation.”

Lisa Grosman

Lisa Grosman

Lecturer in Viola – Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music, Monash University; Formerly – Irish Chamber Orchestra

“The Australian World Orchestra – what an amazing idea! I am so excited that something like this is actually going to happen and I am very proud to be a part of it.”