Artist 2013

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Joanna Lewis

Joanna Lewis

1st Violin – Koehne Quartet, Vienna; Guest, Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kangforum & Philharmonia, Vienna

“This is the mail that all Australian musicians overseas have been waiting for! Everyone I have spoken to is so excited about this coming event. It’s going to blow our minds!”

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Max McBride

Max McBride

Former Principal Double Bass – ACO; Former Co-Principal Double Bass – Sydney Symphony; Vienna State Opera; Senior Lecturer – Australian National University School of Music, Canberra

“I look forward to working with my students past and present and believe that this is a great idea – long overdue and very welcome.”

Kirsty McCahon

Kirsty McCahon

Former Principal Double Bass – Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

“The AWO will be long treasured by all on stage and will no doubt leave an indelible imprint on the hearts and souls of our fellow Australians as they hear the combined efforts of such a diverse and rich musical community.”

Belinda McFarlane

Belinda McFarlane

Violin – London Symphony Orchestra; Youth Education Programme Advisor, AWO

“How exciting – an orchestra on as grand a scale as our beautiful country! A concert not to be missed, as thrilling for the artists as it is for the audience. The education of our youth is of paramount importance and I’m honored and thrilled to be the Youth Programme Advisor. I know our education programme will captivate the imagination of our youth whilst assisting them with the development of their careers.”

Alison Mitchell

Alison Mitchell

Principal Flute – Scottish Chamber Orchestra

“The AWO is a brilliant and long overdue idea to showcase the depth of Australian musical talent currently performing in some of the best orchestras both abroad and at home. I’m very proud to be part of this exciting Aussie orchestra and look forward very much to the performances.”

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David Montgomery

David Montgomery

Percussion Lecturer- Queensland Conservatorium of Music; Director – Isorhythmos Percussion

“What a wonderful idea and fantastic to be a part of it. I really look forward to catching up with some old colleagues, making some great music and playing contemporary Australian works.”

Peter Morrison

Peter Morrison

Cello – Danish National Symphony Orchestra

“There’s a huge amount of Australian talent on the seats and podiums of many wonderful music institutions overseas and at home. Forming a conglomerate of this talent into an explosion of sound on home soil is a dream that can, and ought to be realised for musicians and audiences alike. This is an excellent concept and initiative.”

Michael Mulcahy

Michael Mulcahy

Trombone – Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Director – CSO Brass; Professor of Trombone – Northwestern University; Chicago Chamber Musicians; Visiting Artist ANAM

“Our musicians are scattered across the globe, north and south, a virtual musical diaspora. How extraordinary to gather them together to celebrate their achievements, a thirst for excellence and a witness to the unique Australian character of adventure and discovery.”

Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy

Lecturer in Cello – University of Queensland

“I know playing with the AWO is going to be an amazing experience and I can’t wait for it to start. It will be such a fantastic opportunity for interaction between Australian musicians who are based in different places all over the world. What a thrill!”