Artist 2013

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Lukas Beno

Lukas Beno

Principal Trumpet – Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig

“A marvellous project! I am thankful and proud to be a part of one of the most amazing events in Australia’s international culture.”

Kees Boersma

Kees Boersma

Principal Double Bass – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

“What a wonderful enterprise – to put together an orchestra of the best Australian musicians, both those practising their craft here in Australia and the many who are resident in other countries. It’s a truly great idea which I hope will be supported at every level.”

Francesco Celata

Francesco Celata

Associate Principal Clarinet – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

“Australia’s relative geographical isolation has made us curious about our relationship to the world, which often challenges and inspires us to great heights in all fields, whether science, sport, film, art or music. The AWO is an exciting initiative that will firmly position Australian orchestral musicians, composers and conductors on the world musical map.”

Brielle Clapson

Brielle Clapson

Violin – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

“Taking people out of their ordinary lives for a week to create music together and share stories from all around the world will be incredible!”

Tim Corkeron

Tim Corkeron

Principal Timpani – Queensland Symphony Orchestra

“What a truly wonderful concept the AWO is, a stage full of superbly talented Australians joining together to make incredible music. I’m so excited to be involved, and I can’t wait to experience the first chord.”

Jonathan Craven

Jonathan Craven

Principal Bass Clarinet – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

“Fantastic idea! I am thrilled to be involved in such a great project.”

Joshua Davis

Joshua Davis

Principal Trombone West Australian Symphony Orchestra; Co-head of Brass – West Australian Academy of the Performing Arts

“It is a great thrill and an honour to be invited to join this orchestra. This is such a unique opportunity to play with musicians who are at the very top of their field in orchestras all around the globe. This will be an experience I will not soon forget.”

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.”