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Lauren Brigden

Lauren Brigden

Viola – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Paul Dean

Paul Dean

Composer in Residence – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, 2019; Senior Lecturer Clarinet and Head of Woodwind – Queensland Conservatorium; Artistic Director – Four Winds Festival and Tutti Beijing International Youth Music Festival

“How many more sleeps?!”

Claire Edwardes

Claire Edwardes

Artistic Director and Percussion – Ensemble Offspring, Australia; Guest Percussion – Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam

“Having lived and worked in the Netherlands for seven years, I recently returned to Sydney to soak up some sun. It is amazing how many of my colleagues from my student days are resident throughout the world making music. I can’t wait to see them all again. Playing together will be very special.”

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.”

Simon Oswell

Simon Oswell

Former Principal Viola – Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; Capitol Ensemble, Los Angeles; Hollywood Recording Artist

“What a wonderful and exciting concept. It would be an honour and thrill to participate. Bravo for the vision.”

Tristram Williams

Tristram Williams

Trumpet Soloist; Former Associate Principal of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Member of Elision

“The AWO is an important initiative which will inject new fire and passion into orchestral music in this country. The concerts will surely be very exciting and inspiring. I’m thrilled to be involved.”

Asmira Woodward Page

Asmira Woodward Page

Freelance; Former Concertmaster – String Orchestra of New York City; Momenta Quartet

“It is a shame there aren’t more opportunities for ex-pat musicians to perform at home. Looking through the names, it is heartening to see home-grown talent funnelled back through this project. This talent has flourished elsewhere, which is a testament to Australia’s musical education, and shows the need for ventures like this.”

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Katie Yap

Katie Yap

Freelance – Period and modern viola

“To be offered the chance to play alongside such an inspiring lineup of Australian musicians is both humbling and a great privilege. I can’t wait to take part in what will be an unforgettable experience!”

Zoe Black

Violin – Australian Chamber Orchestra; Freshwater Trio

“Following years of living, touring and studying abroad, Australia finally lured me back, so I’m thrilled to be a part of this elite orchestra since it’ll feel like touring the world at home!