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Kirsty Hilton

Kirsty Hilton

Co-Principal 2nd Violin – Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Violin – Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Lucerne Festival Orchestra

“Over the 10 years that I worked in Germany, this was an idea that many of us talked about but didn’t quite know how to make happen! I support Alexander 100% and think this could be one of the most exciting concert series in Australia yet!”

Shane Hooton

Shane Hooton

Associate Principal Trumpet – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

“What a great idea to bring together some of Australia’s finest musicians from all around the world. I’m looking forward to what’s sure to be a wonderful experience.”

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Matthew Hoy

Matthew Hoy

Former Cello – West Australian Symphony Orchestra; Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; Artistic Program Manager – The Australian National Academy of Music

“An ambitious and exciting prospect that illustrates Australia’s significant musical standing on the world stage.”

Ben Jacks

Ben Jacks

Principal Horn – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

“The AWO is an inspired idea! The prospect of playing alongside leading colleagues from Australia fills one with a huge amount of excitement. Book your tickets now!”

Emma Jezek

Emma Jezek

Assistant Principal 2nd Violin – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

“I’m so excited and proud to be part of such an ambitious and brilliant project. It’s going to be a blast and I for one can’t wait for it to begin.”

Lin Jiang

Lin Jiang

Principal Horn – Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

“Australia is truly a land of many amazing opportunities and talents. The AWO proves again that Australia is a leader in so many different fields, and will inspire and entertain the current and future generation of Australians.”

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Tobias Lea

Tobias Lea

Principal Viola – Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

“What ex-pat Australian orchestral musician has not, at some stage or another, dreamt of an orchestral project involving the wealth of musical talent present in Australia, combined with the immense amount of “home-grown” talent and ability presently found in overseas orchestras all around the world?” “It has been a prospect upon which I have dwelt often in the past 23 years since leaving Australia, and it has always been a dream that I reluctantly considered would never be fulfilled.”

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!!”