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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.”

Roderick McGrath

Roderick McGrath

Principal Cello – West Australian Symphony Orchestra; Former Co-Principal – London Symphony Orchestra

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 Mitchell

David Mitchell

Associate Principal Bassoon, Queensland Symphony Orchestra; Lecturer in Bassoon, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

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!”

Robert Nairn

Robert Nairn

Professor of Double Bass – Melbourne Conservatorium of Music; Juilliard

“What a wonderful and long overdue idea! I am very much looking forward to seeing a lot of old friends again and feel honoured to be a part of this great endeavour. It’s going to be very exciting and a lot of fun.”

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