Artists

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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?!”

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.”

Andrew Bain

Andrew Bain

Principal Horn – Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Principal Horn – Colorado Music Festival; Horn Professor – Colburn School Conservatory of Music; Principal Horn – Mainly Mozart Festival, San Diego; Former – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

“It’s a great thrill to be involved with this amazing project with some of the great musicians that our country has produced.”

David Berlin

David Berlin

Principal Cello – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

“The AWO is an inspired project. The opportunity to take part is one that I look forward to very much.”
 
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Natalie Chee

Natalie Chee

Concertmaster – Gürzenich Orchestra, Cologne; Former 1st Concertmaster – SWR Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart

“This idea has long been a dream of mine. Australian musicians have an enthusiasm for music and love of performing, which is unique and must stem from the time we spent growing up and playing in youth orchestras in our home country. I think this will be an event not to be missed and I can’t wait to be a part of it!”

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Daniel Dodds

Daniel Dodds

Artistic Director and Leader – Festival Strings Lucerne

Supported by Christopher Flynn

“A selection of Australia’s finest classical musicians, coming together with great conductors at the helm; fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a thrilling ride.”

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Tahlia Petrosian

Tahlia Petrosian

Viola – Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
“There is something nostalgic and yet exciting about the social side of the event. Then, of course, when we play together there is a typically open and ‘can do’ Australian attitude about the music making that one doesn’t always find in other orchestras. That is for me the most exciting thing”
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Lyndon Watts

Lyndon Watts

Freelance; Former – Principal Bassoon, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra; Professor of Bassoon – Berne University of the Arts

“The AWO will produce a performance level parallel to the best orchestras worldwide. It will be a unique inspiration for performers and listeners alike. I look forward to being part of such an enriching musical experience, with the potential of achieving previously undreamt cultural milestones at home and abroad.”

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