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ACO Emerging Artist Program

Join "the gang every string player wants to be in" - The Guardian (UK)

Our Emerging Artist Program connects young, professional musicians at the outset of their careers with the ACO through one-to-one mentorship and side-by-side performance opportunities.

This successful program has seen Emerging Artist alumni go on to perform with ACO on the mainstage and seven alumni have been appointed members of the Orchestra, most recently Stefanie Farrands to the position of Principal Viola.

2020 EMERGING ARTISTS

Amanda Chen

Amanda Chen

Violin
Phoebe Gardner

Phoebe Gardner

Violin
Leanne McGowan

Leanne McGowan

Violin
Tim Yu

Tim Yu

Violin
Dana Lee

Dana Lee

Viola
Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

Cello
Rohan Dasika

Rohan Dasika

Double Bass

Become an ACO Emerging Artist

The next new intake of Emerging Artists will be for the 2022 program, details of which will be made available here in early 2021.

For all enquiries, please contact the ACO Learning & Engagement Team on [email protected]

 

Support the Emerging Artist Program

This program is made possible through the generous support of The Ross Trust.

You can directly support the next generation of talented string players in the Emerging Artist program by making a tax-deductible donation. Click here to support the next generation of Australian musicians. 

emerging artist program alumna

2019

Molly Collier-O'Boyle - Viola
Mariette Reefman - Viola
Jaan Pallandi - Double Bass
Mana Ohashi - Violin
Harry Ward - Violin
William Huxtable - Violin
Gemma Lee - Violin
James Morley - Cello

2018

Mia Stanton - Violin 
Sonia Wilson - Violin 
Lily Higson-Spence - Violin 
Henry Justo - Viola
Beth Condon - Viola
Eliza Sdraulig - Cello
Jaan Pallandi - Double Bass

2017

Kyla Matsuura- Miller - Violin 
Natalia Harvey - Violin 
Rollin Zhao - Violin 
Justin Julian - Viola
Jack Ward - Cello 
John Keene - Double Bass

2016

Benjamin Adler - Violin 
Riley Skevington - Violin 
Nicholas Waters - Violin 
Elizabeth Woolnough - Viola
Nathan Greentree - Viola
Alexandra Partridge - Cello
Bonita Williams - Double Bass

2015

Amy Brookman - Violin 
Madelaine Jevons - Violin 
Harry Bennetts - Violin 
Martin Alexander - Viola
Ruben Palma - Cello 
Aurora Henrich - Double Bass

2014

Emily Sheppard - Violin 
Zoe Freisberg - Violin
Katie Yap - Viola
Rebecca Proietto - Cello
Hugh Kluger - Double Bass

2013

Anne-Marie Johnson - Violin 
Benjamin Caddy - Viola
Adam Szabo - Cello
Joseph Bisits - Double Bass
Doretta Balkizas - Violin 

2012

William Clark - Viola
Anna Pokorny - Cello
Phoebe Russell - Double Bass
Liisa Pallandi - Violin
Glenn Christensen - Violin
Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba - Violin

2011

Daniel Kowalik - Violin
Lachlan O'Donnell - Violin
Anna O'Hagan - Cello
Thomas Chawner - Viola
Tim Byrne - Double Bass

2010

Michael Brooks-Reid - Violin 
Monique Lapins - Violin 
Christopher Cartlidge - Viola
Eleanor Betts - Cello
Muhamed Mehmedbasic - Double Bass

2009

Holly Piccoli - Violin 
Janet Anderson - Violin 
Peter Clark - Violin 
Neil Thompson - Viola
Sharon Draper - Cello 
Ben Farrands - Double Bass

2008

Rebecca Chan - Violin
Cameron Hill - Violin
Madeleine Boud - Violin
Stefanie Farrands - Viola
Michael Dahlenburg - Cello
Douglas Rutherford - Double Bass

2007

Emily Dellit
Rachel Homburg
Emily Thompson
Charlotte Burbrook de Vere
Paul Zabrowarny
Paul O'Brien

2006

Jennen Ngiau-Keng
Marianne Broadfoot
Victoria Jacono
Katherine Corecig (Potter)
Eve Silver
Peter McLean

2005

Elizabeth Gormley
Christina Katsimbardis
Merewyn Bramble
Charlotte Roberts
Louise McKay