Artist 2011

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Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee

Sub-Principal Cello – BBC Concert Orchestra

“I feel very privileged to perform with the AWO and to have the opportunity to connect with so many fantastic Australian musicians coming together from all corners of the world.”

Angela Lindsay

Angela Lindsay

Co-Artistic Director and Viola – Lurline Chamber Orchestra

“Taking on a project like this takes so much courage. Congratulations to those with the vision to make sure it happens. Artistically, it’s going to be an overwhelming experience charged with great emotion and brilliance. Bravo for making this dream come true! I hope all of Australia listens!!”

Maria Lindsay

Maria Lindsay

Soloist; Co-Artistic Director & Leader – Lurline Chamber Orchestra; Former – Vienna Chamber Orchestra; Australian Chamber Orchestra; Sydney Symphony

“I can already sense the energy of Australia’s greatest musical reunion – electrifying! Our country needs extraordinary events to celebrate its worldwide contribution to music. Congratulations on making this happen!”

Damien Lingard

Damien Lingard

Associate Principal Trombone – Munich Radio Orchestra

“What a great concept. An opportunity to demonstrate what Australians can achieve on the world stage.”

Katherine Lukey

Katherine Lukey

Deputy Concertmaster – Opera Australia Orchestra

“What a great initiative to highlight classical music nationwide and the experiences it brings to Australians locally and overseas. This momentous occasion will inspire younger generations of Australians to keep our art form alive, and take it to new heights. I am honoured and excited to be involved.”

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Marina Marsden

Marina Marsden

Principal 2nd Violin – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

“How exciting to have such superb Australian musicians from all over the world performing together! This is such a unique opportunity for both musician and audience. I support this project whole-heartedly!”

Hector McDonald

Hector McDonald

Principal Horn – Vienna Symphony Orchestra & Concentus Musicus Wien; Professor of Horn – University of Music & Performing Arts, Graz

“A marvellous project featuring the wealth of talent this country has produced in the classical music field. The idea of combining the extraordinary abilities of Australia’s great local musicians with those of the extensive expat fraternity is a mouth-watering prospect. I am humbled, count me in!”

Matthew McDonald

Matthew McDonald

Principal Double Bass – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

“What is great about this project is that Australian musicians around the world have fantasised about it but it seemed impossible. It’s amazing that it is actually happening! I cannot wait! I can’t put in one sentence how exciting this is. It will be like a ‘show and tell’ day displaying Australia’s musical jewels.”

Anna McMichael

Anna McMichael

Violin – Former Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; Amsterdam Sinfonietta; London Sinfonietta

“Australians are such great travellers and there are so many excellent musicians who have settled elsewhere. Fantastic to all gather here and celebrate the musical quality Australia has produced.”