Artist 2013

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Katherine Lukey

Katherine Lukey

Deputy Concertmaster – Opera Australia Orchestra

“What a great initiative to highlight classical music nationwide and the experiences it brings to Australians locally and overseas. This momentous occasion will inspire younger generations of Australians to keep our art form alive, and take it to new heights. I am honoured and excited to be involved.”

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John Lynch (Deceased)

John Lynch (Deceased)

Associate Principal Viola – RTE National Symphony of Ireland Associate Principal Viola – RTE National Symphony of Ireland

John tragically drowned in 2014 and is sadly missed by his colleagues at the Australian World Orchestra.

“This is such a wonderful opportunity for me to connect and reconnect with so many great Australian musicians. I’m hugely excited about working with Zubin Mehta in what I know will be an amazing orchestral experience and sound.”

Leah Lynn

Leah Lynn

Assistant Principal Cello – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

“I’m thrilled to be part of such an unique musical venture.”

Andrew Macleod

Andrew Macleod

Principal Piccolo – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

“The AWO represents a fantastic opportunity to play with colleagues from both Australia and around the world. It’s sure to be an exhilarating experience!”

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Cameron Malouf

Cameron Malouf

Principal Trombone – Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

“So rare is it that we can truly celebrate our unique nationalism in music. It is indeed a great honour and a privilege to be given this incredible opportunity to play with such a revered group of Australian musicians. I cannot wait to relish every moment, savour every new experience, and cherish the memories for many years to come.”

Hector McDonald

Hector McDonald

Principal Horn – Vienna Symphony Orchestra & Concentus Musicus Wien; Professor of Horn – University of Music & Performing Arts, Graz

“A marvellous project featuring the wealth of talent this country has produced in the classical music field. The idea of combining the extraordinary abilities of Australia’s great local musicians with those of the extensive expat fraternity is a mouth-watering prospect. I am humbled, count me in!”

Matthew McDonald

Matthew McDonald

Principal Double Bass – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

“What is great about this project is that Australian musicians around the world have fantasised about it but it seemed impossible. It’s amazing that it is actually happening! I cannot wait! I can’t put in one sentence how exciting this is. It will be like a ‘show and tell’ day displaying Australia’s musical jewels.”

Anna McMichael

Anna McMichael

Violin – Former Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; Amsterdam Sinfonietta; London Sinfonietta

“Australians are such great travellers and there are so many excellent musicians who have settled elsewhere. Fantastic to all gather here and celebrate the musical quality Australia has produced.”

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!”