Young and emerging artists

A group of ACO Emerging Artists

We are passionate about supporting the next generation of Australian musicians. We provide opportunities for school students that are interested in pursuing music as a career, and post-tertiary students who are on the cusp of their professional careers.

We offer a pathway for students to progress through our programs to eventually play with the ACO. Five students from the ACO Academy program have become Emerging Artists, and five of our Emerging Artists have won playing positions with the ACO. Many Emerging Artists alumni regularly play casually with the orchestra and our dedicated education quartet, ACO Inspire


Members of our Emerging Artist Program

Emerging Artists

Connecting the next generation of Australian String Players with members of the ACO.

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Head of ACO Academy, Aiko Goto

ACO Academy

Our flagship education program for school students.

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The Penrith Youth Orchestra

Penrith Youth Orchestra

Building ensemble skills in young musicians from Western Sydney.

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An ACO String Workshop

String Workshops & Teacher Professional Development

Students play alongside ACO Collective and ACO Inspire musicians and teachers develop ensemble leadership skills.

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