Watch and Listen

Settle in to enjoy the Australian World Orchestra’s concert recordings. 

Use the right/forward arrow to scroll through the videos to choose from the AWO’s 6 live concert recordings.


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

Beethoven’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 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 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

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!”


Nick Deutsch

Artistic Director – Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM); 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 in Residence – BBC Symphony Orchestra; AWO Composer; Former Viola – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Former Artist in Residence  – Sydney Symphony 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

Principal Viola – Australian Youth Orchestra; Viola – 2011 AWO Academy Player

“The chance to meet, work and perform with so many great Australian musicians is a really humbling once in a lifetime opportunity. It is great that the AWO is engaging with education programmes, and to be invited to play is a real privilege.”



Beethoven Symphony No.9 Conductor Alexander Briger 2011

Mahler Symphony No.1 Conductor Maestro Zubin Mehta, 2013

Stravinsky, Rite of Spring Conductor Zubin Mehta, 2013

Bruckner Symphony No.8 Conductor Sir Simon Rattle, 2015

Kats-Chernin, The Witching Hour, Conductor Alexander Briger, 2016

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