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Rowena Hammill

Rowena Hammill

Associate Principal Cello – Los Angeles Opera Orchestra

“What a thrill to be able to take part in such an unusual, exciting and heartwarming project. I know the results will be spectacular!”

Alex Henery

Alex Henery

Principal Double Bass – Sydney Symphony; Former Co-Principal – Philharmonia, London

“What a fantastic and unique concept, a real chance to show the truly international standard of Australian musicians both locally and abroad. So glad to be involved.”

Catherine Hewgill

Catherine Hewgill

Principal Cello – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

“Bring our musicians home and put them on a grand stage together and we will prove what conductors have been telling us for years … that Australian musicians and orchestras are up there with the very finest. I can hardly wait for the first rehearsal.”

Kirsty Hilton

Kirsty Hilton

Co-Principal 2nd Violin – Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Violin – Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Lucerne Festival Orchestra

“Over the 10 years that I worked in Germany, this was an idea that many of us talked about but didn’t quite know how to make happen! I support Alexander 100% and think this could be one of the most exciting concert series in Australia yet!”

Shane Hooton

Shane Hooton

Associate Principal Trumpet – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

“What a great idea to bring together some of Australia’s finest musicians from all around the world. I’m looking forward to what’s sure to be a wonderful experience.”

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Matthew Hoy

Matthew Hoy

Former Cello – West Australian Symphony Orchestra; Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; Artistic Program Manager – The Australian National Academy of Music

“An ambitious and exciting prospect that illustrates Australia’s significant musical standing on the world stage.”

Vaughan Hughes

Vaughan Hughes

Violin – Ensemble Kanazawa, Japan

“This is a brilliant reversal of the brain-drain from Australia! I’m excited to be part of it.”

Emma Jezek

Emma Jezek

Assistant Principal 2nd Violin – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

“I’m so excited and proud to be part of such an ambitious and brilliant project. It’s going to be a blast and I for one can’t wait for it to begin.”

Matthew Laing

Matthew Laing

Principal Viola – Australian Youth Orchestra

“The chance to meet, work and perform with so many great Australian musicians is a really humbling once in a lifetime opportunity. It is great that the AWO is engaging with education programmes, and to be invited to play is a real privilege.”