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Alex Henery

Alex Henery

Principal Double Bass – Sydney Symphony; Former Co-Principal – Philharmonia, London

“What a fantastic and unique concept, a real chance to show the truly international standard of Australian musicians both locally and abroad. So glad to be involved.”

Catherine Hewgill

Catherine Hewgill

Principal Cello – Sydney Symphony Orchestra

“Bring our musicians home and put them on a grand stage together and we will prove what conductors have been telling us for years … that Australian musicians and orchestras are up there with the very finest. I can hardly wait for the first rehearsal.”

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.”

Vaughan Hughes

Vaughan Hughes

Violin – Ensemble Kanazawa, Japan

“This is a brilliant reversal of the brain-drain from Australia! I’m excited to be part of it.”

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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