Artist 2013

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Rixon Thomas

Rixon Thomas

Solo English Horn – Royal Danish Orchestra

“A simple idea that will undoubtedly have both staggering effects on the Australian classical music scene and humbling effects on its partakers. I cannot think of another project I’d rather be involved in. This is an amazing chance for us as ex-pat musicians to not only make music in Australia again, but to invest in the future generations of musicians.”

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Andra Ulrichs

Andra Ulrichs

Viola – Basel Symphony Orchestra

“The AWO is a fantastic concept! So many fine Australian musicians from around the globe coming home to combine forces- each bringing influences from their second home to create a thrilling mix/atmosphere on stage – the sound of the Australian World Orchestra. I am proud to be part of this exhilarating project!”

Ciro Vigilante

Ciro Vigilante

Principal Double Bass – Vienna Chamber Orchestra

“Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this as a performer or as a listener? It’s like when John Aloisi put the Socceroos through to the 2006 World Cup. Top players from the world’s top leagues could then combine to form an Australian team to be showcased at the highest level. Finally, this is the musical equivalent… and it’s going to be big.”

Lyndon Watts

Lyndon Watts

Freelance; Former – Principal Bassoon, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra; Professor of Bassoon – Berne University of the Arts

“The AWO will produce a performance level parallel to the best orchestras worldwide. It will be a unique inspiration for performers and listeners alike. I look forward to being part of such an enriching musical experience, with the potential of achieving previously undreamt cultural milestones at home and abroad.”

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Melinda Watzel

Melinda Watzel

Principal 2nd Violin – Komische Oper Berlin

“This is the opportunity that we’ve all dreamt of, but never thought would happen! How exciting to be part of such a collaboration of talent on our own home soil, and have the chance to inspire and give back some of what we’ve been given to fellow Australians. See you there!”

Gabrielle Webster

Gabrielle Webster

Horn – Freelancer;  
Grand Teton Music Festival

“The horn has been an international calling card for Australian musicians since the remarkable Barry Tuckwell. How inspiring to gather these fine artists in a great and unique Australian orchestra.”

Michelle Wood

Michelle Wood

Cello – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Melbourne Chamber Orchestra; Tinalley String Quartet