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Introduction to 2017 Season #aworldoffirsts


Introduction to 2015 SeasonAWO 2015 Promo Video

AWO – About Us

Learn about the AWO as we introduce our 2015 concert series featuring Sir Simon Rattle and special guest Magdalena Kožená.

OTHER VIDEOS

Alexander Briger AO

Chief Conductor & Artistic Director – Australian World Orchestra

“Artistically, although I always knew this orchestra would sound amazing, I don’t think anyone was quite prepared for the sound it actually produced. From the very first notes at the first rehearsal I could see all the players looking at each other and thinking – ‘this is something different!”

Australian World Orchestra, Live recording 2011

Beetoven’s 9th Symphony “Choral”, Australian World Orchestra, Conductor Alexander Briger

Relive the magic of the Australian World Orchestra’s performance of Australia’s finest musicians from home and overseas, performing Beethoven’s 9th at the Sydney Opera House, Conductor Alexander Briger

Asmira Woodward

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 funneled 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.”

Natalie Chee

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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Nick Deutsch

Solo Oboe, Professor of Oboe, Hochschule für Musik, Leipzig; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; International Advisor, AWO

“Bringing home Australian musicians based in many of the world’s great orchestras and combining them with their local colleagues will undoubtedly create a world-class ensemble. I welcome with great enthusiasm this initiative. I look forward to being part of such an exciting project and believe that it will be an inspiring experience for musicians and audiences.”

Simone Young AM

Conductor – 2011 season

“I’m always astonished to find Australians in key positions in the orchestras around the world. I think this project is going to give Australians a chance to see just how good the musicians are we export to the world”

Brett Dean

Composer and former Viola – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

“I fully support this exciting new Australian World Orchestra. It’s the kind of really big idea that is an inspiration to all Australian musicians and one in which we would all love to be involved.”

Matthew Laing

Viola – AWO Academy 2011

 

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