Artist 2011

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Simon Monger

Simon Monger

Concertmaster – Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra

“This is an important opportunity for Australia to discover, celebrate and focus on its internationally recognised musical ambassadors. This orchestra will most certainly serve as one of Australia’s finest cultural institutions and inspire many young Australians in their musical endeavours.”

Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore

Principal Viola – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

“I’m humbled to be included in these marvellous concerts with some of the best and bravest of the Aussie musical diaspora. I look forward to meeting old friends and meeting new ones.”

Timothy Nankervis

Timothy Nankervis

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

“This orchestra is such a brilliant idea and provides an amazing opportunity to perform with so many talented Aussie musicians.”

Sue Newsome

Sue Newsome

Lecturer Clarinet – Sydney Conservatorium of Music & Sydney University

“Congratulations on a fantastic initiative. What a marvellous, musical whirlwind it will be!”

Brian Nixon

Brian Nixon

Principal Timpani – Australian Chamber Orchestra and Australian Brandenburg Orchestra; Guest Timpani – Sydney Symphony

“As musicians, we all get excited showing the rest of the world what we can do. It’s just as exciting bringing everyone together back home and showing Australia!”

Matthew Ockenden

Matthew Ockenden

Associate Principal Bassoon – Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; Bassoon  (casual) – Australian Chamber Orchestra

“What a great idea to have a national orchestra bringing together a collage of artistic experiences from around the globe. Go the ‘Orchestroos’.”

Lucy O’Shea

Lucy O’Shea

Former Harp – Canberra Symphony Orchestra

“The AWO will bring an excitement and vigour to the Australian orchestral scene and serves to inspire and encourage tomorrow’s professional musicians.”

Simon Oswell

Simon Oswell

Former Principal Viola – Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; Capitol Ensemble, Los Angeles; Hollywood Recording Artist

“What a wonderful and exciting concept. It would be an honour and thrill to participate. Bravo for the vision.”

Liisa Pallandi

Liisa Pallandi

Violin – Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; Britten-Pears Orchestra, Aldeburgh; Australian Youth Orchestra

“To be afforded the opportunity to play alongside musicians who have been friends, mentors and idols is an absolute privilege. I can’t wait to participate in the first ever concert by the Australian World Orchestra!”