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This is a list of Australian singers, instrumentalists, conductors, composers, managers who have achieved significant success internationally in Western classical music.

The information comes from websites – the artist’s own, and/or their manager’s, presenters’, and/or sites such as Wikipedia. Here, the information is very compressed and shows broadly where they have worked or which organisations have employed them; this seems to be the simplest indication of success. It is, in a sense, quantitative.1 Readers wishing to find more interesting information on, for instance, which works were performed or composed, or names of collaborators or conductors, can search the websites.

  • There is no systematic link between the length of entries and the importance of each artist’s work.
  • There is a listing of artists who are in the early stages of careers who have not had time to accumulate lengthy CVs. Placement in this list is somewhat intuitive.
  • Orchestral players are included only if they are section principals, unless they are members of an orchestra such as the Vienna Philharmonic for which entry is extremely competitive.
  • Similarly, opera singers are included only if they are well launched as soloists in major roles.
  • Members of young artist programs, even with the most distinguished companies, are not included.
  • The rules for this list are not intended to downplay the considerable achievement in gaining positions in overseas orchestras, opera companies or ensembles.
  • This list is based on achievement overseas and does not include information about work in Australia. One consequence is the omission of very important artists whose careers have been in Australia.

A rationale for this survey and ruminations on what has been discovered can be found here.

Readers wishing to propose someone for inclusion or to correct an entry are welcome to send the name and a few lines of explanation to

Main List

  1. Graham Abbott, conductor. Has conducted Edinburgh Royal Choral Union, orchestral programs with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Ulster Orchestra in Northern Ireland, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony and the Prague Chamber Orchestra. Resident in Australia.
  2. Lynette Alcantara, mezzo-soprano working in England with the BBC Singers, The Monteverdi Choir, The Sixteen, English National Opera, Opera North, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, The Bach Choir and The King’s Consort. She conducts King’s Junior Voices, is the vocal coach for the Cambridge University Music Society Chorus, and is the singing teacher for the choristers of the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge.
  3. Miriam Allan, soprano. Based in England since 2003. Soloist with leading orchestral and choral organisations: Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, London Baroque (UK), Les Arts Florissants (France), Auckland Philharmonia (New Zealand), Concerto Copenhagen (Denmark), Il Fondamento (Belgium), Gewandhaus Kammerchor, Leipzig Kammerorchester, Concerto Köln, ChorWerk Ruhr (Germany), Glyndebourne Festival Opera in England and on tour to Paris, Caen and New York, Bach Collegium Japan, Le Concert d’Astree, Academy of Ancient Music, Les Violons du Roy (Canada). She appears on numerous recordings including with Echo du Danube, Leipzig Kammerorchester with Gewandhaus Kammerchor.
  4. Lisa-Maree Amos, flute. Has been Principal Flute of Phoenix Opera and the Sante Fe Symphony, and Guest Principal with the BBC Symphony and the Boston Symphony working with conductors including Seiji Ozawa, Leonard Bernstein, and Bernard Haitink. Solo performances in international Festivals including the London Proms, LA Bach Festival, Aldeburgh, Spitalfields, and was Principal Flute and concerto soloist with the Colorado Music Festival for 10 seasons. She was a member of the contemporary music ensemble Jane’s Minstrels, touring the USA, Scandinavia and the UK with soprano Jane Manning. There is much more. Now resident in Australia.
  5. Adele Anthony, violinist. Has performed solos with orchestras including Houston, San Diego, Seattle, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Virginia, and in Europe, Budapest, Aalborg and Aarhus Symphony, Denmark; Kuopio, Finland; Gothenburg, Sweden; Iceland; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, NDR Hannover; Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
  6. Newton Armstrong, composer. His work has featured at Darmstadt, Royaumont, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Festival of Exiles (Berlin), and Movement Research Festival (New York). Recipient of grants and commissions from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Libra, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. He holds a PhD from Princeton University (2006), taught Electroacoustic Music at Dartmouth College (2006-8) and joined City University, London as a Research Fellow in January 2009.
  7. Jessica Aszodi, soprano. Jessica has performed as a soloist with Center for Contemporary Opera New York, Bang on a Can, New York, and Eighth Blackbird, Chicago. She has sung in the Aldeburgh Festival (UK), the Macau International Music Festival (China), Music X (Switzerland). Projects include performances of works by John Cage and Pierre Boulez with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in New York and Chicago and Berio’s folksongs with the La Jolla Symphony. In 2013 at Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood Music Centre Jessica gave world premieres of music by Robert Honstein, Collin Matthews and Christian Mason.
  8. Australian Chamber Orchestra, annual international tours, high critical acclaim.
  9. Andrew Bain, Principal Horn, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
  10. Cheryl Barker, soprano, principal roles with major companies in Europe, UK, including English National Opera, De Vlaamse Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Houston Grand Opera, Netherlands Opera and Opera du Rhin, Paris Opera, Beijing, Scottish Opera, Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Hamburg Statsoper. On the concert platform, Cheryl Barker has appeared at prestigious venues including London’s Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, St John’s Smith Square.
  11. Dale Barltrop, violin – concertmaster, orchestral soloist. Barltrop has been Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and in 2014 became Concertmaster at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. At the VSO, he has appeared as both soloist and director. Prior to Vancouver, he served as Principal Second Violin in the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for six years, where he also appeared regularly as soloist with the SPCO.
  12. William Barton, didgeridoo player, soloist. Performed with Berlin Philharmonic, European and American orchestras, festivals. The crucial figure in establishing the didgeridoo in Western classical music.
  13. Alison Bauld, composer. BBC commissions, worked with dance companies, Music Director of the Laban Centre for Dance, Goldsmiths’ College, London University. Strong in lieder. Published 3-vol piano tutor, published novel about Nannerl Mozart.
  14. Benjamin Bayl, conductor. Has conducted Staatsoper Berlin, Royal Danish Opera, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra. Active in the period instrument world, he has conducted Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Collegium Vocale Gent, Gabrieli Consort, The Hanover Band. Future engagements include Dutch National Opera, Wiener Staatsoper and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. First Australian organ scholar of King’s College Cambridge. Former assistant conductor to Iván Fischer / Budapest Festival Orchestra.
  15. Antoine Bedewi, Co-Principal Timpani, London Symphony Orchestra.
  16. Rachael Beesley, violin. She is a regularly a guest concertmaster with Les Muffatti, La Petite Bande, Il Complesso Barocco, Bach Concentus, Restoration Company and the New Dutch Academy as well as performing with Anima Eterna, Les Arts Florissants, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Combattimento Consort. Rachael performs in festivals throughout the world, notably winning prizes at both the Van Wassenaer Concours (1998) and the Festival van Vlaanderen Brugge Concours (1999). She has performed on broadcasts for the radio and television and on over 50 CDs for Harmonia Mundi, SONY, BIS, Accent, Pentatone, Et’Cetera, Centaur and ABC Classics. Now resident in Australia.
  17. Allison Bell, soprano. Important performer of new music, both in operatic roles and in concert, and also of the standard operatic repertoire. Operatic performances with Bolshoi Opera, Glyndebourne Opera, National Opera of Lithuania, Opera National du Rhin, and at festivals: London Contemporary Music Festival Strasbourg Musica Festival, International Santander Festival. Concert performances with London Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, Britten Sinfonia, Northern Sinfonia, Hebrides Ensembles, Svetlanov Symphny, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBCSSO, Icelandic Symphony, Russian State Symphony, Ensemble United, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Various recordings, the most recent of a work by Brett Dean with the Doric String Quartet. Prizes include the La Scala Prize.
  18. Nicola Bell, oboe. Principal Oboe Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Guest Principal with Munich Symphony Orchestra, Württembergische Kammerphilharmonie, Gävle Symphony Orchestra (Sweden), Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (Sweden).
  19. Gary Bennett, tenor. Major roles with Washington Opera, Miami Opera, Canadian Opera, Toronto, Bogota Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Company, Tel Aviv Opera, Salzburg Festival and Klagenfurt, Pisa Opera, and in West Germany — where he is also resident — Cologne, Düsseldorf, Bremen, Hannover, Heidelberg, Lübeck , Saarbrücken, Nuremberg, Wiesbaden, and Wuppertal Opera houses. In oratorio and recital fields he has also appeared in France, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Japan. In 2005 he was engaged by André Rieu and since has toured the world with him as one of the three Platin Tenors.
  20. Lukas Beno, Solo Trumpet, Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig.
  21. Paul Bentley-Angell, tenor. Concert soloist and consort singer with a specialty in early music. Member of Grammy Award Winning Danish ensemble Ars Nova Copenhagen (director Paul Hillier); also sings with Polyphony, The Gabrieli Consort, Collegium Vocale Gent, Ensemble Gombert, Musica Beata, Contrapuctus, Ex Cathedra, Siglo de Oro and The Bach Consort of Moscow. Paul is a founding member of London-based madrigal group, Convictus.
  22. Bruce Beresford, stage director, opera. Beresford is famous as a film director but also directs opera. Internationally, he has directed for Los Angeles Opera, Spoleto Festival Charleston (USA) and Spoleto (Italy), Portland Opera, Washington Opera, Houston Grand Opera and San Diego Opera.
  23. Jeffrey Black, baritone. Major roles since 1986 with Royal Opera (London),Opéra Bastille (Paris), Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg Festival (Salzburg), .Munich Opera, Netherlands Opera, De Vlaamse Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich), LA Opera, Bastille Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Monte Carlo, Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, San Diego, Michigan Opera, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires and Opera North. Resident in England.
  24. Michael Black, conductor, chorus master. Chorus Master, Lyric Opera of Chicago. Black has been chorus master on four continents for over 100 operas and 30 symphonic works. Includes Opera Australia, Holland Park Opera (UK), Edinburgh Festival. He has worked with conductors Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Mark Elder, Richard Hickox, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Marco Armiliato and released on many labels including Chandos.
  25. Joshua Bloom, opera bass. Principal roles with San Francisco Opera, LA Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, New York Metropolitan Opera, Badisches Staatstheater, Opera Northern Ireland and Garsington Opera. Concert performances with New York Philharmonic, LA Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
  26. Christopher Lincoln Bogg, tenor. In opera, he has performed major roles with the opera companies of Cologne, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Hannover, Leipzig, Kassel, Kiel, Nuremburg, Weimar, Wiesbaden in Germany and with San Francisco Opera, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Het Musiktheater in Amsterdam, Flanders Opera, the National Opera of Bulgaria and Welsh National Opera. He has performed concerts with orchestras, choirs and festivals throughout Europe.
  27. Bridget Bolliger, flute. Bridget has been Principal Flute, St Gallen Symphony Orchestra (Switzerland), and Guest Principal Flute with the Basel Symphony Orchestra, Zürich Opera Orchestra and Zürich Chamber Orchestra, then Principal Flute of the Sinfonica de São Paulo, Brazil. She has been concerto soloist with St Gallen Symphony Orchestra, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Basel Radio Orchestra, Collegium Musicum Basel, Gruppo Concertistico della Svizzera Italiana (Lugano), Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar al Teatro Massimo(Palermo), Orquestra Sinfonica do Norte (Porto, Portugal) and the Sinfonica de São Paulo. As a chamber musician, she has appeared at the Ainey International Music Festival in Burgundy, the Curitiba International Music Festival in Brazil and others.
  28. Richard Bonynge AC, CBE, opera conductor. Many performances at NY Met and other companies around the world, mostly conducting performances of his wife, Joan Sutherland. Founding Music Director of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra.
  29. Daniel de Borah, pianist. Soloist with English Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jena Philharmonic. Recitals at Wigmore Hall, London’s Southbank Centre, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, St David’s Cardiff, the Brighton and Newbury Festivals. He has partnered soloists and ensembles including Li-Wei Qin (cello), Rivka Golani (viola), Kristian Winther (violin), the New Zealand String Quartet, Thomas Indermühle (oboe) and at the Wigmore Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival.
  30. Nicola Boud, Baroque clarinet. Principal, l’Orchestre des Champs Elysees (Ph. Herreweghe); also soloist with this orchestra in Paris and at the festivals of Lessay and Athens. She also performs with Freiburger Barockorchester, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, La Chambre Philharmonique, Le Concert Spirituel, Anima Eterna, Il Gardellino, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. In chamber music, she performs with Kristian Bezuidenhout, and the Cambini and Edding Quartets.
  31. Adrian Brand, tenor. Major roles at the Paris Opera, Théâtre des Champs Elysées. Opera de Nancy, Toulouse Opera; early music performances with Les Arts Florissants, William Christie and others; also with the BBC Singers, Huelgas Ensemble, and the Groupe Vocal de France; works regularly with Solistes de Lyon Bernard Tétu and Ensemble Européen William Byrd. He has performed oratorios throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the American continent,. Many solos at Radio France with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. In 2000, 2002 and 2004, he sang the J.S. Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion (BWV 244) (Evangelist) in Amsterdam’s Concertgebow. Resident in France.
  32. Alexander Briger, conductor. Orchestras he has conducted include the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Northern Sinfonia, London Sinfonietta, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Swedish Radio, Orchestre du Capitole (Toulouse), Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Monte Carlo Philharmonic, Japanese Virtuoso Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Südwestrundfunk Sinfonieorchester, Stuttgart, Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg Camerata, Rotterdam Philharmonic. He has also conducted important opera companies. Founded the Australian World Orchestra.
  33. Brenton Broadstock, composer. Performances by the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Munich, Pacific Ocean Orchestra, Krasnoyarsk Orchestra, Russia, Philharmonic Orchestra of Moldova, Ulster Orchestra, and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra in Finland. Major brass band works include a commission by the Yorkshire Building Society Brass Band. Festival performances and broadcasts at The Stroud Festival (England), the 11th Berlin Biennale, the Festtage für Musik (East Berlin), Darmstadt Summer School (West Germany), Music Today Festival (Tokyo), Hong Kong and Oslo World Music Days, Asian Music Festivals (Japan and Korea), Musica Nova Festival (Munich), the BBC Proms and the European Brass Band Championships (Birmingham). There have been many performances in England, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, Russia, Sweden, Spain and China. His five symphonies were recorded by the Krasnoyarsk Symphony Orchestra (Russia) conducted by Andrew Wheeler. His music is available on over 45 commercial CDs worldwide.
  34. Gerard Brophy, composer. He has been commissioned and performed by the St.Louis Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, NZ Symphony Orchestra, the Residentie Orkest, Icebreaker, Nash Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Slagwerkgroep Den Haag, ANUMADUTCHI, Het Trio, Ensemble Modern, Chicago Pro Musica, Bang on a Can, the ASKO Ensemble, Ensemble l’Itineraire, Duo Contemporain and 2E2M. He collaborates with musicians from other cultures, including the great Senegalese master drummers, the N’Diaye Rose family, timbila virtuoso Venancio Mbande from Mozambique and Balinese gamelan players. He composes for dance, recently including ballets for the Residentie Orkest and the Nederlands Dans Theater, and for the Göteborgs Operan. His music appears on over 30 CDs.
  35. Georgia Brown, period flutes. Principal Flute with Ensemble Pygmalion and Guest Principal with Capella Cracoviensis in Poland. She has performed with ensembles the English Concert, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and Les Musiciens du Louvre de Grenoble among others and is a member of the award winning Iceland chamber ensemble Nordic Affect, with whom she released a recording of flute music by Carl Friedrich Abel.
  36. Nicole van Bruggen, clarinet, basset horn, basset clarinet and chalumeau. Principal clarinettist in historical instrument orchestras worldwide such as Concerto Copenhagen (Denmark), Ludovico’s Band (Australia), New Dutch Academy (Holland), Arte dei Suonatori (Poland), Barokopera Amsterdam and Concerto d’Amsterdam. She has recently performed with the The Netherlands Bach Society, Tafelmusik (Canada) and Les Musiciens du Louvre. With Trio Van Hengel, Nicole was awarded three prizes at the International Van Wassenaar Concours in 2001 and has recorded three CDs under the Belgian label, Ramee. With Quartet André, Nicole was awarded a prize at the Flanders Festival in Bruges and released a CD. She is also the clarinettist in the historical wind quintet, Osmosis, with which she released another CD. With these ensembles Nicole has performed for many years at the Utrecht Early Music Festival, Barcelona and Bruges, and as artist in residence at the Festival of Bows and Strings in Poznan (Poland). Now resident in Australia.
  37. Christopher Busietta, tenor. Principal tenor at Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, and guest roles at Theater Aachen, Theater Augsburg, Landestheater Niederbayern, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz and Oper Frankfurt. Success also in music theatre roles.
  38. Andrew Byrne, director of Symphony Space, Manhattan, previously Director of Festivals and Special Events, Carnegie Hall. Composer.
  39. Timothy Calnin, former CEO, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
  40. Fiona Campbell, mezzo-soprano. Fiona has performed in concert with the Brodsky Quartet, Tokyo Philharmonic, Soloists of Royal Opera House Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Euro-Asian Philharmonic, and in opera with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Grange Park Opera and Opera North. She has performed in several concerts with José Carreras in Japan, Korea and Australia and has also been a touring favourite with Barbara Bonney, making her debut at Suntory Hall in Tokyo and Cadogan Hall in London. Based in Australia, she works principally in opera.
  41. Nicole Car, soprano. Leading roles for Royal Opera Covent Garden, Dallas Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin. She was the 2013 winner of the international Neue Stimmen competition in Germany.
  42. José Carbo, baritone. Major roles with the Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma, Teatro Real in Madrid, La Scala, Milan, Seattle Opera, Los Angeles Opera; José will join the roster of principal artists at The Metropolitan Opera, New York. He has extensive concert experience in Australia.
  43. Catherine Carby, mezzo-soprano. Principal roles for Royal Opera, London, English Touring Opera, English National Opera, Scottish Opera. Chelsea Opera Group. Solo performances with Gardner Chamber Orchestra in Boston, Hallé Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, Royal Northern Sinfonia. Philharmonia Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra.
  44. Joan Carden, soprano. Principal roles overseas with Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival, Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North, Greater Miami Opera. From the early 1980s, most of her work was in Australia.
  45. Brett Carter, baritone. Currently a principal at the Staatstheater in Mainz; previously a principal at the Hessische Staatstheater in Wiesbaden (2007). Also roles with Staatsoper Stuttgart, Oper Frankfurt and Landestheater Coburg.
  46. Nicholas Carter, Kapellmeister, Deutsche Oper, new Chief Conductor, Adelaide Symphony.
  47. Janice Chapman, soprano. Major roles with Sadler’s Wells Opera, then English National Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden, the English Opera Group, Welsh and Scottish National Operas and in Europe. She now works only as a teacher and is one of Britain’s leading voice teachers.
  48. Geoffrey Chard AM, baritone. A principal baritone with the English National Opera for 15 years, from 1969 to 1985. performed with many British opera companies, including the Welsh National Opera, Glyndebourne, the Royal Opera Company at Covent Garden, and at the Aldeburgh Festival and Edinburgh Festival.
  49. Natalie Chee, 1st Concertmaster, SWR Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart.
  50. Ray Chen, violin, soloist. Winner of the Queen Elizabeth (2009) and Yehudi Menuhin Competitions (2008). 3 recordings on Sony. In 2012, the youngest soloist ever to perform in the televised Nobel Prize Concert. Carnegie Hall debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Sakari Oramo. Performed Musikverein concert with the Gewandhaus Orchestra. Others, Orchestre National de France, Gothenburg Symphony, London Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic.
  51. Tamara Anne Cislowska, piano. Soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia. Founding member of Berlin’s Mozart Piano Quartet, touring North and South America; Tamara frequently performs with international artists such as flautist Sharon Bezaly, Kenneth Tarver, the Danish String Quartet and violinist Lara St John and has toured Japan and the United States as cultural ambassador for Australia.. She has appeared at Pierre Cardin’s Festival de Lacoste and the Kurt Weill Festival. As a recitalist she has performed at the Purcell Room in London, Kleine Zaal of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Frick Collection in New York. Resident in Australia.
  52. Clocked Out (Erik Griswold and Vanessa Tomlinson) is based in Brisbane. This chamber ensemble uses prepared piano, percussion, found objects and toys to craft its trademark “warped grooves” and evocative soundscapes. Clocked Out has played everywhere from Sydney Opera House to Roulette (New York) and Super Deluxe (Tokyo), collaborating and producing concert series and festivals, including “The Cage in Us” (John Cage retrospective), “A Message from Sirius” (Stockhausen retrospective) and “Amazing Women” (chamber music composed by women). It has released five albums.
  53. Conal Coad, bass. He began his international career in Belgium and has sung leading roles with its six major companies. In France he has sung in companies in Paris, Bordeaux, Montpellier, Strasbourg, St Etienne, Le Mans and elsewhere in Europe, companies in Hamburg, Geneva, Lisbon, Venice, Bologna, Naples and Madrid and with Covent Garden, Holland Park Festival Opera, Garsington Festival and Opera North. Also in Israel, New Zealand, Washington and New York.  He has sung with many orchestrasand festivals. He has participated in eight CDsDVDs.
  54. Brad Cohen, conductor. He has conducted the English National Opera, Opera North, and others including Luzern, Malmö, Nantes/Angers, Opera Holland Park, Chelsea Opera Group in London, Almeida Opera, Opera New Zealand, Opera Theatre Company in Dublin, New York City Opera, Cape Town Opera, Opéra de Monte Carlo, Opera Hedeland in Denmark, Nederlands Reisopera, and at festivals including Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Wildbad, and Porto. He has recorded for Chandos, Universal and Naxos, and edited and published several operas. He has filmed two new operas for television.
  55. Peter Coleman-Wright, baritone. Principal roles in most of the great opera houses: The Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera, Paris Opera, Bordeaux Opera, Munich, Geneva, Netherlands Opera, La Scala, Milan, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe, Vancouver Opera. He has created roles in new operas including John in Jonathan Harvey’s Inquest of Love, and Colin in David Blake’s The Plumbers Gift. He has given concerts in London’s South Bank, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Avery Fisher Hall, Wigmore Hall. He has recorded extensively for Telarc, Chandos, Hyperion, and EMI.
  56. Andrew Collis, bass-baritone. Was a member of the Cologne Opera from 1993, and has performed with opera companies in Berlin, Frankfurt, Essen, Mannheim, Dortmund, Wiesbaden and Düsseldorf and in concerts in Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Bonn, San Diego and Cologne. Also sang in the Hong Kong Festival, Lyric Opera of Singapore, Canary Islands, the Vienna Festival in Luigi Nono’s Intolleranza and with the Prague Chamber Orchestra.
  57. Timothy Constable, percussionist, soloist. Has performed throughout Australia, in New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland, UK, Ireland, Senegal, USA, China, Nepal and South-East Asia. As Director of Synergy Percussion Ensemble, he has worked with the likes of the Omar Farouk Tekbilek (Turkey), Hossam Ramzy (Egypt), Ali N’diaye Rose (Senegal), Circle of Rhythm, River Guerguerian, Roger Woodward, Akira Isogawa (Design), The Shanghai Song and Dance Company (Premier Dance Ensemble in Northern China), and Le Percussions Klaviers De Lion (France).
  58. Prof Barry Conyngham AM, composer. Works performed in Australia, Japan, North and South America, the United Kingdom and Europe. Dean of VCA and MCM.
  59. Matthew Coorey, conductor. In 2003, appointed Assistant Conductor at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, later became Conductor in Residence. Performed with The Philharmonia, the Hallé, London Mozart Players, London Philharmonic, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Festival Orchestras of Schleswig-Holstein and Tanglewood.
  60. Jessica Cottis, conductor. Has conducted Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Women of the World Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, Bit20 Ensemble in Bergen, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and Scottish Opera. Past Assistant Conductor, BBC Scottish Symphony; present Principal Conductor of the Glasgow New Music Expedition, Assistant Conductor, Sydney Symphony.
  61. Heather Cottrell, Principal 2nd Violin – Bavarian Radio Orchestra
  62. David Cribb, Tuba. Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Gewandhaus Brass Quintet.
  63. Sonia Croucher, piccolo. Principal, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
  64. Assoc Prof Robert Cuckson, composer. He has written three chamber operas, several orchestral works, several tone-poems and concerti, and numerous chamber works. In 2009, he was composer in residence at the Marlboro Festival and a song cycle was performed on the Marlboro Tour to Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York and included on a Festival CD. Cuckson has been Dean of Mannes College, New York and is currently co-Chair of the Techniques of Music Faculty. He also teaches at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia.
  65. Bernadette Cullen, dramatic mezzo. From 1990, after a move to London, Cullen played major roles with Welsh National Opera, Tyl Theatre in Prague, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Scottish Opera, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Hamburg Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper. Concerts with Israel Philharmonic, Aldeburgh Festival, Hong Kong Festival, Vienna State Opera, Halle Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, Scottish Chamber Orchestra. 5 CDs and 2 DVDs.
  66. Neil Peres da Costa, harpsichord and fortepiano. He was the co-founder of Florilegium, an internationally renowned period instrument ensemble with which he performed in France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, North and South America, China and Australia, and in major venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and Wigmore Hall in London. Together they have made many award-winning recordings. Performances also with Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and with artists Dame Emma Kirkby, Nancy Argenta, James Bowman, Derek Lee Ragin, Michael Chance, and Pieter Wispelwey.
  67. Olivier Philippe Cuneo, conductor. Has conducted with Scottish Ballet in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Belfast; the Malaysian Philharmonic, the King’s Singers and most Australian opera companies.
  68. Bradley Daley, tenor. Roles with English National Opera, Opera North, Welsh National Opera (WNO), Holland Park Opera, Co-Opera Ireland, also performances with Muziektheatre Transparent in Belgium, Compagnia d’Opera Italiana di Milano, Opera Nomade in Paris and, in 2005, he was invited to give the first performance of a Western opera at the Hanoi Opera House. Concert appearances include Festival Hall, the Barbican, Brangwyn Hall in Wales, Großes Festspielhaus Salzburg.
  69. Andra Darzins, Former Principal Viola – Hamburg Philharmonic; Guest Principal, Staatskapelle Berlin & Munich Philharmonic Orchestras; Professor of Viola, University of Music & Performing Arts, Stuttgart
  70. John Davis, Vice-President of the International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC), and the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM).
  71. Garrie Davislim, tenor. He has had fixed engagements with Volksoper Wien, Theater Krefeld /Mönchengladbach, Coburg and Volkstheater Rostock, had guestings with La Scala (Milan), Covent Garden, Nationaltheater Weimar, State Operetta in Dresden, and the State Theater in Kassel. Has performed with West German Radio Symphony, The North German Philharmonic, The Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken, The Orchestra of Europe, Berliner Konzert Chor und Orchester and the Frankfurt and Munich Symphonies.
  72. Steve Davislim, tenor, began his professional career as an ensemble member of the Zurich Opera. He has appeared at the State Opera Berlin, State Opera Vienna, Hamburg Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Chatelet Paris, Lyric Opera Chicago, the Met and with the Semperoper Dresden. Davislim has performed with orchestras including the Cleveland, San Francisco, Chicago, Royal Danish, the Symphony Orchestras of Zurich, Vienna, Turin, Madrid, Dresden, Paris, Rome (Santa Cecilia) Brussels, Lyon at the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony and Phil., Vienna Phil., Berlin Phil.
  73. Gillian Dazeley-Ramm, soprano. Performances at Royal Opera, Covent Garden, the Glyndebourne Festival, Teatro San Carlo, Naples, English National Opera and San Francisco Opera, Salzburg Landestheater.
  74. Brett Dean, composer, violist. Winner Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, the world’s richest composition prize. Works in many genres performed by leading orchestras and ensembles around the world, e.g. Berlin Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, LA Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra to Tanglewood Festival, Lucerne Festival and Cologne Philharmonie. Leading interpreters include Sir Simon Rattle, Markus Stenz, Simone Young, Frank Peter Zimmermann and Daniel Harding. Viola soloist with e.g. the Berlin Philharmonic of which he was once a member, RSO Frankfurt and Montreal, Winnipeg, conducted Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Scharoun Ensemble and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
  75. Decibel New Music Ensemble. Based in Western Australia, Decibel is a world leader in the integration of acoustic instruments and electronics, pioneering electronic score formats, including the Decibel ScorePlayer App, that is sold worldwide. It toured in Europe in 2012 and 2013. It has collaborated with overseas composers Eliane Radigue, Werner Dafeldecker, Agostino Di Scipio, Alvin Curran, David Toop, Marina Rosenfeld, Lionel Marchetti, Andreas Weixler and Johannes S. Sistermanns. Recordings include some for US labels: The Complete John Cage Variations Project, 2015 (Mode, USA), CD, (forthcoming); Still and Moving Lines: the Music of Alvin Lucier, 2013 (Pogus, USA), CD; Stasis Ecstatic, 2012 (Heartless Robot Productions), LP; Disintegration: Mutation, 2010 (hellosQuared), CD.
  76. Nick Deutsch, Solo Oboe, Principal – Budapest Festival Orchestra; Frankfurt Opera; Solo Oboe, Professor of Oboe, Hochschule für Musik, Leipzig; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra;
  77. Amy Dickson, saxophone. Soloist with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, string quartets including Chilingirian, Mandelring. 5 CDs, twice Grammy-nominated, winner, 2013 MasterCard Breakthrough Artist of the Year Classic Brit Award.
  78. Aldo di Toro, tenor. Operatic roles with Scottish Opera, Opera Holland Park, Innsbruck, concerts in England, Australia, Japan, Turkey, South Africa and India.
  79. Daniel Dodds, violinist. Concertmaster, Mahler Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Festival Strings, Lucerne. Guest Concertmaster, Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Soloist with Folkwang Chamber Orchestra Essen, Philharmonic Orchestra Giessen, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Festival Strings Lucerne, Thüringer Symphony and Zagreb Philharmonic, with concerts as a soloist in South America, North America, Europe, Switzerland, Australia and Asia. His chamber music partners include Dimitri and Vovka Ashkenazy, Ramin Bahrami, Kolya Blacher, Wolfram Christ, Vivane Hagner, Daniel Hope, James Galway, Ivan Klansky, Jens Peter Mainz, Alois Posch, Rafael Rosenfeld, Herbert Schuch, Martin Stadtfeld, Danuscha Waskiewicz.
  80. Stanley Dodds, conductor, violinist. Principal Conductor of the Sinfonie Orchester Berlin from 2014/2015. Chief conductor of the Berlin Sibelius Orchestra since 2002, the Schoeneberg Symphony Orchestra 2006 – 2014, and the State Youth Orchestra of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania. Guest with Hamburg Symphoniker, Gothenburg Opera, Sendai Philharmonic, Easter Festival in Baden-Baden, Orchestre Philharmonique Luxembourg, Jena Philharmonic, Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicale Milano, Orchestra Academy Scholars of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin. He joined the Berlin Philharmonic as a violinist in 1994 and frequently conducts ensembles of the Berlin Philharmonic, working in close collaboration with Sir Simon Rattle. He is media chairman and member of the executive board of the Berlin Philharmonic.
  81. Diana Doherty, oboe. Former Principal Oboe in the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, solo performances with New York Philharmonic, MusicaRiva Festival in Italy, Bratislava Music Festival, Prague Spring International Music Festival.
  82. Luke Dollman, conductor. Luke has worked with the London Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Monte Carlo Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Oulu Symphony, Pori Sinfonietta, Het Brabants Orkets, Holland Symfonia, Belgian National Orchestra, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Malaysian Philharmonic, Helsingborg Symphony, Gävle Symphony, Odense Symphony, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia and Christchurch Symphony. He has worked regularly with the Finnish National Opera. Luke is also a recognised authority in the field of conductor training, and has taught at the Sibelius Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
  83. Malcolm Donnelly AM, baritone. Member of Scottish Opera then ENO, before returning to Australia.
  84. Lorelei Dowling, bassoon. Bassoonist with the 24-member multinational ensemble Klangforum Wien since 1995. She has performed also with other important orchestras and with the Esbjerg Ensemble, the Ensemble Modern and the ensemble musikFabrik, is a strong performer of contemporary music and has had a number of important composers write works for her.
  85. Grant Doyle, baritone. Concert, oratorio, opera performances. Oratoria with Bournemouth Symphony, Royal Philharmonic/Bach Choir, Hallé Orchestra, Huddersfield Choral Society, Hertfordshire Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, others. Major opera roles with Opera North, English Touring Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Komische Opera Berlin, Scottish Opera.
  86. Tim Dunin, Former Double Bass – Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Professor of Double Bass, University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz.
  87. Rachelle Durkin, lyric coloratura soprano. Many roles for the New York Met, plus performances with Chautauqua Opera, Hawaii Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre.
  88. Madeleine Easton, Leader, The Hanover Band, UK.
  89. Haylie Ecker, violin. Solos with Luxemburgh Philharmonia, L’Orchestra Lamoreux. First Violin and co-founder of BOND quartet. Co-composed and recorded 3 albums, sold over 4 million albums, went platinum and gold in 43 regions internationally. Concert DVD “Live at Albert Hall” went platinum. More. BBC TV and Radio – debates as a regular guest of Norman Lebrecht. Guest Presenter for EMI’s Classical Destinations education series of DVDs. Film Scores with award winning film composer Ilan Eshkeri. Festivals include co-founding the Hong Kong Classical Music series for kids: “PLAY”. Blogger: SassyMama Hong Kong – writing about classical music for the wider audience.
  90. Elision ensemble is an Australian new music ensemble based in England. It has performed at Maerzmusik, the Hebbel Theater Berlin, the Berlin Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Wien Modern, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Westdeutscher Runkfunk, Radio Bremen, Festival Ars Musica of Brussels, the Züricher TheaterSpektakel, Saitama Arts Theatre of Japan, IRCAM, the 50th Warsaw Autumn Festival, the Chekhov International Theatre Festival of Moscow, Festival d’automne of Paris, TRANSIT Festival of Leuven, the Ultima Festival of Oslo, Spitalfields Festival, City of London Festival, and Kings Place in London. ELISION has recorded 22 compact discs, undertaken close to 40 international tours to 14 different countries and initiated international commissions and projects supported by cultural organisations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Holland, France and Japan.
  91. Ensemble Offspring. The Sydney-based ensemble has performed in Europe and China, and is one of the ensembles in residence at the Shanghai New Music Festival 2015. In 2010 it was the featured ensemble of the ISCM Festival, rising to prominence in the international contemporary music scene. It made a European tour in 2013 entitled Roar, with performances in London, Den Haag, Brugge and Glasgow.
  92. Lauris Elms AM OBE, mezzo-soprano. Principal contralto, Royal Opera House Covent Garden 1957-9. Performed with the Israel Philharmonic. Lieder recitals in Korea, China. Her career has been mainly in Australia. Retired in 1994.
  93. Antony Ernst, Artistic Planning Manager, Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, France.
  94. Ronald Farren-Price, pianist. He has appeared as soloist in over 50 countries, and has made 12 tours of Russia. He has appeared as a concerto artist with conductors Dorati, Tortellier, Sir Charles Groves and Willem van Otterloo.
  95. Christopher Field, counter-tenor. Performed with Komische Oper Berlin, Dresden Semperoper. In 2012, first complete performance of Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Licht at the Birmingham Opera Company; created the role of Bruno in Stefano Gervasoni’s Limbus Limbo for Les Percussions de Strasbourg and Opera du Rhin. Soloist with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Musik Fabrik, Cologne. Was a member of contemporary music ensemble EXAUDI; currently Vicar Choral at St Paul’s Cathedral, London.
  96. Greg Flynn, trumpet. Principal, St Gallen Symphony Orchestra, Switzerland.
  97. Anthony Fogg, Artistic Administrator, Boston Symphony Orchestra (and Tanglewood Festival).
  98. Andrew Ford, composer/author/broadcaster. Performed by Brodsky Quartet, New Juilliard Ensemble, dèdalo Ensemble (Brescia), Da Capo Chamber Players (New York), Duo Stump-Linshalm (Vienna), Ensamble 3 (Mexico City), Het Trio (Amsterdam), Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the London Sinfonietta, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. Performed at festivals e.g. Houston, Huddersfield, Salzburg and Seoul. Has published 8 books.
  99. Simon Fordham, Principal 2nd Violin – Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
  100. Tobias Foskett, conductor. Has conducted Munich Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (children’s concerts), Leipzig Opera, Gewandhaus Orchestra, Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, Slovenian National Theatre, Innviertler Symphony Orchestra, Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
  101. John Foster, historical trumpet and cornetto. Soloist with Norwich Baroque (UK), l Fundamento (Belgium), Kammerorchester Basel (Switzerland), Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, Belo Horizante (Brazil) and performer with many others including Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Concerto Grosso Heidelberg, Kammermusik Potsdam, Hannoverschen Hofkapelle, Berlin Baroque. Artistic Director of the Australian Baroque Brass which has toured the USA and to the Petworth Festival in Sussex. Author of two books on historical trumpet; he has given masterclasses at Juilliard, Indiana University, Royal Northern College of Music, others. Resident in Australia.
  102. Jennifer Fowler, composer. Awards in Europe from 1970 to 2009, commissioners include radio stations around the world. Festival performances at ISCM World Music Days; Gaudeamus Music Week, Holland; Huddersfield, “Ring of Fire” Festival, London; Women in Music festivals in London, Atlanta, Alaska, Rome and Beijing.
  103. Nicolette Fraillon, conductor. Music Director and Chief Conductor of the National Ballet of the Netherlands; guesting with North Holland Philharmonic Orchestra, New Sinfonietta Amsterdam, Noord Nederlands Orchestra, Gelders Orchestra in Arnhem, Limburg Symphony Orchestra, Residentie Orchestra in The Hague, Kanazawa Chamber Orchestra (Japan) and the Finnish Ballet (Helsinki). Music Director and Chief Conductor, the Australian Ballet, with six overseas tours. Guest for the San Francisco Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet.
  104. Johannes Fritzsch, conductor. Born in Germany, now resident in Australia. Before moving here in 2008, he was Kapellmeister with the Staatsoper Dresden, Semperoper; 1st Kapellmeister at the Staatsoper Hannover, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Städtische Bühnen and the Philharmonic Orchestra in Freiburg, Kapellmeister and Head of Music at the Volkstheater Rostock, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Staatsoper Nürnberg, and Chief Conductor of Oper Graz, Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester (Austria). He has been very active in training young conductors.
  105. Lisa Gasteen AO, soprano. Cardiff Singer of the World, 1991. Has performed with major companies around the world, including Royal Opera Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Berlin, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Zurich, Dallas, and leading orchestras.
  106. Julian Gavin, tenor. He has been a Principal with English National Opera. Major roles with Washington National Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Opéra de Montréal, Royal Opera House, Edinburgh International Festival, The New Israeli Opera, Opera North, Minnesota Opera, Vienna State Opera, Zurich Opera, Lausanne Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, Teatro Real in Madrid, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Opera Holland Park, Now a British citizen resident in London.
  107. Alexander Gavrylyuk, pianist. Born in 1984 in the Ukraine, he moved to Australia in 2006 and is a naturalised Australian citizen. Concerti with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Philharmonic orchestras of New York, Los Angeles, Warsaw, Moscow, Israel and Rotterdam, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Royal Scottish National, Bournemouth Symphony, Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, the Netherlands Philharmonic, San Antonio Symphony, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Brussels Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, Istanbul Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, NHK Symphony and Seoul Philharmonic, Russian National Philharmonic, and the Svetlanov Russian State Symphony Orchestra. Recitals in major venues including Suntory Hall and Tokyo Opera City, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, and at the Kremlin. Earlier, he won First prize and Gold Medal, 1999 Horowitz International Piano Competition; First Prize, 2000 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition; Gold Medal and Best Performance of a Classical Concerto, 2005 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition.
  108. Angela Giblin, mezzo-soprano. She has had contracts with the Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landestheater, Staatstheater Braunschweig, and Landestheater Kiel and guested with companies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
  109. Alice Giles, harp. Concerto soloist with the Israel Philharmonic, Collegium Musicum Zürich, Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, the English Symphony Orchestra, Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, Mainzer Kammerorchester and Hamburg Mozart Orchestra, Ohio Chamber Orchestra, Taiwan Symphony and Israel Chamber Orchestra. Guest artist at fesitvals the Bath Mozartfest, Scotia Festival, Schleswig-Holstein, Insel Hombroich and ‘Ja, Musik!’ Festivals in Germany, Salzedo Centennial in Austin, Texas, World Harp Congresses in Copenhagen and Vancouver, World Harp Festival in Cardiff, the Edinburgh Harp Festival and the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. Solo recitals in Wigmore Hall, New York’s 92nd Street Y and Merkin Hall, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Toronto. Recordings for the KOCH, Musikado, ABC Classics,Tall Poppies, ArtWorks, CDI (Israel) and TMK labels. Resident of Australia.
  110. Marina Gillam, Violin – Philharmonia Orchestra, London; Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Former member, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
  111. Jayson Gillham, pianist. Concertos with London Philharmonic Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana and Wuhan Philharmonic. Recitals at Wigmore Hall, Louvre Auditorium amongst others. Festival appearances include Verbier Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton Festival, Linari Classic Festival (Tuscany), Two Moors Festival, Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Deia International Music Festival (Majorca). Chamber music collaborations with the Jerusalem, Carducci, Brentano, Ruysdael and Flinders string quartets.
  112. Barbara Glaser, CEO, Auckland Philharmonia.
  113. Goldner String Quartet. Sydney’s Goldner Quartet has toured to major festivals in the UK, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. It has performed extensively in the USA, China, Korea, Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand. The current touring focus is a world tour to Sydney’s Sister Cities. The Quartet has numerous recordings for Hyperion; each disc highlights string quartets and piano quintets (with Piers Lane) of a different composer (Bloch, Bridge, Dvořák, Elgar, Harty, Taneyev, Arensky, Vierne and Pierné to date). Rave reviews have often followed, including in Diapason D’Or, Editor’s Choice in Gramophone magazine and BBC Music Magazine, as well as finalist for the BBC Music Magazine’s Chamber Music Award in 2009.
  114. Andrew Goodwin, counter-tenor. Andrew studied in Russia and subsequently has had a strong presence there, with performances with Bolshoi Opera, Moscow including its tour to The Ljubljana Music Festival, Slovenia, La Scala, Milan and Teatro Real, Madrid. He also has performed roles for the Liceu, Barcelona and The Classical Opera Company in the UK. He has performed in concert with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and toured Russia and Asia with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.
  115. Miriam Gordon-Stewart, soprano. Resident soloist with the Hamburg Staatsoper 2005-2009. Principal roles as guest with Staatstheater Kassel, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Mannheim National Theatre, Wuppertal Opera as Arabella, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Bremerhaven Opera, Lisbon, Bayreuth Festival, Korean National Opera.
  116. Jane Gower, historical bassoon. Principal Bassoonist of Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, and Concerto Copenhagen. Past Principal, Anima Eterna, and past Guest Principal with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Sir Simon Rattle), The Academy of Ancient Music, La Petite Bande, Les Arts Florissants, The Freiburger Baroque Orchestra and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (San Francisco). Founder of the quartet “island” (neglected 19C repertoire for bassoon and strings); it records for Centaur Records and has performed throughout Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Australia.
  117. Clifford Grant OAM, operatic bass. Sang major roles with Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells Opera, NY Met, He retired in 1990.
  118. Joanne Green, Former Subprincipal Violin, Northern Sinfonia; Guest, Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
  119. Leonard Grigoryan, guitarist, soloist. Leonard works as a soloist but internationally, his notable achievements so far are as a member of a guitar duo with his older brother Slava (see below). They have performed together in the UK, USA, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Estonia, Croatia, Hungary, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Africa and the UAE and have released their fourth duo recording, Distance. Based in Australia.
  120. Slava Grigoryan, guitarist, soloist. Slava has performed as a soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Israel Symphony, Dresden Radio Orchestra, Klagenfurt Symphony Orchestra in Austria, Halle Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, New Zealand Symphony, and with the Endellion, Skampa, and Chillingirian quartets in the UK. He has been a festival soloist at Brighton, City of London, Harrogate, Newbury, Salisbury, and Chelsea in the UK, the Dresden Musikfestpiel, Guitar Festival of Great Britain, GFA Festival in La Jolla, California, Wirral International Guitar Festival, Al Bustan Festival in Beirut, Hong Kong Arts Festival, and WOMAD festivals in the UK, USA, Australia and South Africa. Based in Australia.
  121. Sarah Grunstein, pianist, soloist. As a recitalist, Sarah has performed at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, London’s Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London, Merkin Concert Hall New York, and other venues in the USA, Austria, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand. She performed at Kensington Palace before the Prince of Wales. She has a special reputation as an interpreter of Bach and is a researcher in early music and a pedagogue.
  122. Guitar Trek. The Canberra-based guitar quartet has undertaken highly successful tours of the USA, Eastern Europe, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, the Philippines, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.
  123. Elliott Gyger, composer. His music has been played by North American ensembles such as the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, the New York New Music Ensemble, Columbia Sinfonietta, Collage, and the Emerson, Mendelssohn and Ying Quartets, the Seraphim Singers (Boston) and San Francisco-based choirs Volti and the Piedmont Ensemble. He was Assistant Professor of Music at Harvard from 2002 to 2007.
  124. Margaret Haggart, soprano. Principal roles with English National Opera (ENO), Welsh National Opera, Scottish Op., Opera North, English Music Theatre, Prom Concerts & BBC Radio & TV. She performed with Nancy Opera & the Orange Festival in France, and Santiago Opera in Chile.
  125. Graham Hair, principally a composer, but also involved in performance and research. He divides his time between the UK, Australia and the United States. He has been involved with so many works and projects they are almost beyond summary here and we refer readers to this website for more information:
  126. Judith Hall, flute. Soloist in concertos with the Philharmonia, BBC Concert Orchestra, Langham Chamber Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Montepulciano Festival Orchestra, Ten Tors Orchestra, Divertimenti of London and the English Symphony Orchestra, among others. Former Principal, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Guest Principal with London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and English National Opera. Recital soloist in major British venues, with live BBC recordings from some. Member of chamber groups Lontano, Endymion, Koenig and Composers’ Ensemble. Performances in festivals: City of London, Three Choirs, Dartington, Great Elm, Leominster, Musicfest Aberystwyth, Aldeburgh Proms, Brighton, Harrogate, Vale of Glamorgan, Swansea, Machynlleth, Newbury Spring Festival, Salisbury International, Cheltenham International Festivals, others, and abroad in Turin, Montepulciano, Middelburg, Halle, Como. Tours of France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal, Greece, India, Australia, the Bahamas, South East Asia. Resident in England.
  127. Ben Hames, viola. Associate Principal, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, previously Guest Principal, Antwerp Philharmonic.
  128. Rowena Hammill, Associate Principal Cello, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra.
  129. David Hansen, young counter-tenor, resident with Den Norske Opera, Oslo. European debut in 2004, subsequently opera engagements with Santa Fe, Theater an der Wien, Deutsche Staatsoper-Berlin, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci, Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, Wiener Musikverein, Boston Baroque, Semperoper Dresden, Wigmore Hall. Concerts with Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble, Concertgebouw, Wiener Konzerthaus, Orfeo 55, and the Brodsky Quartet. Four recordings.
  130. John Harding, violinist. He has been Assistant Concertmaster, Rochester Philharmonic (USA); Concertmaster, London Symphony Orchestra; Concertmaster, Residentie Orkest, Royal Conservatory of The Hague; Concertmaster, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Leader of the Orlando Quartet for more than 700 concerts and many recordings for BIS. He also recorded with Philips and Ottavo. He worked with Murray Perahia, Arnold Steinhardt, Malcolm Frager, Nobuko Imai and Norbert Brainin playing in Japan, the United States, Australia and throughout Europe. Now retired from playing, resident in Australia.
  131. Andrew Harper, clarinet, soloist. London-based freelancer. Performed with orchestras BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Bergen Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, Southern Sinfonia, Stavanger Symphony, Trondheim Symphony. Chamber and solo work at the Purcell Room, Wigmore Hall; a soloist at the International Berio festival, St Martin in the Fields, St James Piccadilly, Colston Hall; chamber groups Octanphonie, Skampa and Harpham Quartets.
  132. Bernadette Harvey, pianist. In 2015, Bernadette makes a solo concert tour in the U.S. performing in Bloomington, Indiana, Tucson, Arizona and the Eastman school of Music, and the Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival with the Pražák Quartet.
  133. Anne Harvey-Nagl, Concertmaster – Volksoper Vienna; Koehne Quartet, Vienna.
  134. Richard Haynes, clarinet, soloist. Richard performs regularly as a versatile clarinettist with ELISION Ensemble, Ensemble Garage, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble musikFabrik, Ensemble Praesenz, ensemble proton bern, Klangforum Wien, MAM.manufaktur für aktuelle musik and Stroma. With the symphony orchestras of the SWR Baden-Baden and Freiburg and WDR Cologne he has appeared as Guest Principal Clarinet and Guest Principal Bass Clarinet respectively. His website lists an enormous number of festival, ensemble and soloist appearances.
  135. Erin Helyard, conductor, fortepiano, harpsichord player. Performed with Ensemble Caprice (Montreal), soloist at festivals in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. As Westfield Concert Scholar for 2009–2010, an initiative of the John Ernest Foundation, he presented a concert on historical instruments at the Smithsonian.
  136. Alex Henery, Principal Double Bass – Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Former Co-Principal, Philharmonia, London.
  137. Simon Hewett, Principal Conductor. Stuttgart Opera, Principal Conductor, Hamburg Ballet.
  138. Vernon Hill, flute. Has been Guest Principal in the London Symphony and the BBC Symphony and has given solo recitals in London, Hungary, Yugoslavia at the Jerash Festival in Jordan for the Israel Philharmonic Society in Tel Aviv, and with the Australian Chamber Orchestra in Greece. His overseas concert tours with the Canberra Wind Soloists have taken him through Japan, Russia, Yugoslavia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong and Korea. Resident in Australia.
  139. Matthew Hindson, composer. Orchestral works performed by London Philharmonic, ballet works written for San Francisco Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet. Composer profile with 14 works at Vale of Glamorgen Festival. Recordings with Royal Philharmonic and London Philharmonic.
  140. Anke Höppner, German born and early career. Before moving to Australia in the 1990s, she had principal roles with Komische Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Berlin, Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landestheater, Neue Opernbühne Berlin, Otono Festival in Madrid.
  141. Sarah Hopkins, composer, cellist. Sarah tours internationally, performing her own original music. She has toured as a cultural ambassador for the Australian Government since 1992 to Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, Germany, The Philippines, Singapore, Laos, Vietnam and Indonesia, and has performed for opening ceremony of the 4th World Athletics championships in Stuttgart, World Expo 2000 in Hannover, Singapore Arts Festival (2006).
  142. Leslie Howard, pianist, composer, conductor, editor, author. Concerti with major conductors leading the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, English Northern Philharmonia, RTE National Symphony of Dublin, Hanover Band, Utah Symphony, Utah Philharmonic, Maryland Symphony, Mexico Philharmonic, Orchestra della Scala, RAI Toscana, San Remo Symphony, Orchestre de Cannes, Budapest Philharmonic, Budapest Symphony, the orchestras of Pretoria, Cape Town and Zimbabwe in Africa. Chamber music collaborations with the Amadeus, Britten and Endellion String Quartets, Salvatore Accardo, Augustin Dumay, Erick Friedman, Ani Kavafian, Benny Goodman, Charles Neidich, Steven Isserlis, Nathaniel Rosen, Torlief Thedeen, Geoffrey Parsons, Sir Thomas Allen, Yvonne Kenny and Dame Felicity Lott. He has been a featured artist at many international music festivals, including the American festivals of Santa Fe, Newport, La Jolla, Palm Beach and Seattle, and at such European festivals as Brescia-Bergamo, Como, Edinburgh, Schleswig-Holstein, Bath, Camden, Cheltenham, Warwick and Wexford. The only pianist to have recorded the complete solo piano works of Franz Liszt, a project which included more than 300 premiere recordings and totalled 97 full length CDs, released on Hyperion. There are many other recordings. He is the author of two books on Liszt. He has composed a number of works and written arrangements and transcriptions. He has edited works by Bellini and Paganini and fulfilled commissions to complete works by composers from Bach to Shostakovich. Resident in London.
  143. Caitlin Hulcup, soprano. Cailtin has been a principal at Wiener Staatsoper, and also has sung major roles at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bayerisches Staatsoper, Teatro Real Madrid, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Scottish Opera, La Monnaie Brussels, Palau de les Arts Valencia, Theatre an der Wien, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Scottish Opera, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, and in Valencia and Florence. She has been concert soloist with Royal National Scottish Orchestra, and at Mikhailowski Theatre St Petersburg and the BBC Proms.
  144. Deborah Humble, mezzo. Has been a principal mezzo with State Opera, Hamburg. Freelance since 2011, international concert and opera engagements include Teatro Petruzzelli Bari, Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon, Edinburgh Festival, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg Easter Festival, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Singapore Lyric Opera, Seattle Symphony, Auckland Philharmonic, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Hamburg Philharmonic, Hamburg Symphoniker, London Mozart Players, Sage Concert Hall, Gateshead.
  145. Lindy Hume, stage director, opera. Her production of La Bohème for Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin was telecast live throughout Europe. She has directed for Musiektheater Transparant in Belgium, Handel Festspiele and Opernhaus Halle, Opera Theatre St Gallen in Switzerland, Aldeburgh Festival; also several productions for Houston Grand Opera. Resident in Australia.
  146. Joshua Hyde, saxophonist based in Paris. Co-artistic director of new music ensemble soundinitiative (Paris), trio with Noam Bierstone (percussion) and Antoine Alerini (piano), member Module saxophone quartet, plays with Musikfabrik in Cologne. Works with composers around the world including Liza Lim, Chris Swithinbank, Joanna Bailie, Emily Howard, Matthew Sergeant, many more. Performed at the Holland Festival (Amsterdam), Ars Musica (Brussels), Festival Sons d’Automne (Annecy), Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt (Germany), for the series Musique d’Aujourd’hui sur Scène and Rendez-vous Contemporains (Paris), and for Nonclassical’s the First Movement in Paris. A featured artist at the IRCAM Forum at the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, soloist with the Amigo Saxophone Quartet touring Singapore, Macao, Thailand, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
  147. Rosamund Illing, soprano. Major roles at Royal Opera House Covent Garden (as Musetta in La Bohème with Placido Domingo as Rodolfo), English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Opera and at the Wexford Festival. Aldeburgh Festival, Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan.
  148. Simon James, Assistant Concertmaster, Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Concertmaster, Seattle Chamber Orchestra
  149. Fiona Janes, mezzo-soprano. She has performed for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Buxton Festival, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonia, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Edinburgh Festival and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Birmingham National Orchestra, Philharmonic, Antwerp and Brussels, Belgium, Rossini Festival, Wildbad Germany, Madrid Orchestra, New Zealand Opera Company. She sings on ten recordings.
  150. Paul Jarman, composer. Extremely diverse interests, classical music among them; his bio does not lend itself to compression! Best known for choral music. Toured Europe as resident composer, Sydney Children’s Choir for World Song Beat Festival and the International Youth Summit at the Geneva Convention, then as guest composer with Sing NSW for the D-Day 60th Anniversary in Normandy and England. He composed and performed the music for William Yang’s Objects for Meditation in 2005, touring to Brussels, Lyon, Oslo, Reunion Island, Singapore, Rotterdam. Guest composer for Coastal Sounds Choral Festival, Vancouver, and a Boston City Singers’ New Zealand tour. Boston City Singers commissioned a work for the 40th Anniversary event of the death of Martin Luther King Jr, performed for President Barack Obama at the White House. Commissioned by the Hunter Singers, Paul’s tribute to the Unknown Soldiers of the Somme, Known Unto God, was performed under the Menin Gate in Ypres and throughout towns of Northern France and Belgium. Resident in Australia.
  151. Graeme Jennings, violin. Soloist in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, with orchestras such as the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin, Munich Philharmonic, Paris Radio Philharmonic and Austrian Radio Orchestra. From 1994 to 2005, Jennings was second violinist with the legendary Arditti String Quartet. With it, he toured worldwide, made more than 70 CD recordings, and gave more than 300 world premieres of works by composers such as Adès, Andriessen, Birtwistle, Boesmans, Boulez, Carter, Cerha, Dillon, Furrer, Guerrero, Harvey, Hosokawa, Huber, Jarrel, Kagel, Kurtág, Lachenmann, Nishimura, de Pablo, Reynolds, Rihm, Scelsi, Stockhausen, Wuorinen, Xenakis and Zender. The Arditti Quartet has received awards, including the prestigious Ernst von Siemens Music Prize for 1999, two Grammophone awards for its recordings of Carter (1999) and Birtwistle (2002) and honorary “Coup de Coeur” from the Académie Charles Cros (2004) for their recorded legacy and a Deutsche Schallplatten Preis for its recording of works by Matthias Pintscher. Resident in Australia.
  152. Andrew Jezek, Principal Viola – Klangforum, Vienna.
  153. Lin Jiang, Principal Horn – Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
  154. Kynan Johns, conductor. Resident Conductor to Lorin Maazel and Zubin Mehta at Palau de les Arts “Reina Sofia”, Valencia, Spain (2006-2011). Conducted Israel Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, Philharmonica della Scala, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Vienna Chamber Orchestra. Has been principal conductor, Ashdod Chamber Orchestra, Resident-Assistant Conductor, Chinese National Symphony Orchestra, and Israel Northern Symphony.
  155. Catherine Jones, Baroque cello. Soloist with Academy of Ancient Music, European Brandenburg Ensemble, Il Complesso Barocco, Orchestra of the 18th Century, La Scintilla (Zurich) and the Baroque Orchestra of Emen Festival. She has been Principal with The Academy of Ancient Music, English Concert and Concerto Copenhagen. She has made many recordings with various of these groups.
  156. Timothy Kain, guitarist. Kain has toured the world as a soloist and chamber musician. He was a member of the famous Australian guitar virtuoso John Williams’ seven piece group Attacca and subsequently formed a duo with John, touring extensively in the UK and Australia and releasing internationally their award-winning CD, The Mantis and the Moon on Sony Classics. Earlier, he won first prize in the Third International Guitar Competition in Alicante, Spain, and the Royal Northern College of Music Bach prize. His quartet, Guitar Trek, has also toured internationally.
  157. Zubin Kanga, pianist, soloist. Zubin specialises in contemporary music. Performed at the BBC Proms, Aldeburgh, London 2012 Festivals (UK), ISCM World New Music Days, Metropolis New Music Festival and Borealis Festival (Norway), and as soloist with the London Sinfonietta. He has collaborated with many of the world’s leading composers including George Benjamin, Thomas Adès, Michael Finnissy, Steve Reich, Beat Furrer, Howard Skempton, Liza Lim and Ross Edwards and commissioned more than 50 works. Performances at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Kings Place, Purcell Room (London), other major venues in the UK, Europe, USA, and with the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Ensemble Plus-Minus, Endymion Ensemble, and the Kreutzer Quartet; also piano duos with Rolf Hind and Thomas Adès. Zubin is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Nice and IRCAM, Paris as well as Honorary Research Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, London.
  158. Elena Kats-Chernin, composer. Her very diverse works have been performed by the Ensemble Modern, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Komische Oper Berlin, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Horn section, Present Music in Milwaukee, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, London Philharmonic Orchestra. She wrote three silent film soundtracks for a co-production between German/French TV channels ZDF/ARTE: Victor Sjöström’s Körkarlen (1921), Billy Wilder and Robert Siodmak’s People on Sunday (1930), and G. W. Pabst’s The Devious Path (1928).
  159. Naoko Keatley, Violinist – London Symphony Orchestra.
  160. Liane Keegan, dramatic contralto. Roles with the English National Opera, Edinburgh International Festival, Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra for Staatsoper Stuttgart ensemble of the Theater Hagen, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she was a member of the ensemble 2008-2011 Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Nieuw Ensemble of Amsterdam, Deutsches Symphonie.
  161. Sharon Kempton, soprano. Solo opera ensemble member, Hessen State Theatre, Weisbaden 2003-14. also principal soprano with the baroque music ensemble Ensemble Mattiacis. Oratorio soloist throughout Germany, including with the Chor und Orchester Collegium Noricum, Nuernberg, Frankfurter Museums Orchester, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Kantorei der Bergkirche and Karlsruher Barockorchester, and Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden.
  162. Laurien Kennedy, cellist. Principal in the BBC Radio Orchestra, Wren Orchestra, London City Ballet and guest principal and soloist for London tours of the Bolshoi Ballet, Kirov Ballet, Moscow City Ballet and Moscow State Ballet. Now resident in Australia.
  163. Yvonne Kenny AM, soprano. Major roles at Covent Garden, La Fenice Venice, Opera de Nancy, English National Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Wiener Staatsoper La Scala, Milan, Staatsoper Berlin, Opera de Paris, Hamburg, English National Opera Zurich and Glyndebourne, Washington Opera. Yvonne Kenny appears regularly in concert throughout Europe and North America, and has appeared at the Edinburgh, Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence Festivals, in Carnegie Hall and is a regular guest at the BBC Promenade concerts. She became the first artist to give an official performance at the newly reopened Royal Opera House (a recital in Floral Hall). Many recordings.
  164. Wade Kernot, bass. Since 2010, principal at Theater St Gallen, Switzerland. Roles also with Hessisches Staatstheater in Wiesbaden, NBR New Zealand Opera and the IFANZ/Opera de Lyon.
  165. Miriam Keys, soprano. Roles with opera companies in Trieste, Bologna, Salzburg Landestheater and Leipzig Oper, Lyric Opera Dublin, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Scottish Opera and Scottish Opera on Tour. She created roles in new works for Opera-te and Royal Opera House Covent Garden. She has given recitals at Barbican Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Linbury Studio Theatre at Covent Garden, St Martin in the Fields, Usher Hall and St John’s Smith Square.
  166. Paul Kildea, conductor, author (Britten expert), head of music for Aldeburgh Festival 1999-2002 and artistic director of Wigmore Hall, London, 2003-05. He has conducted Bergen Philharmonic, the Opera Bastille in Paris, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble 2e2m in Paris, the Nash Ensemble in London, the Hamburg Philharmonic and State Opera, BBC Symphony, and for the Aldeburgh Festival and other festivals in Europe.
  167. Jaewoo Kim, tenor. Born in Korea, moved to Australia in 1990 for tertiary studies, lived in the UK 2007-2012. Major roles with English National Opera, English Touring Opera, Opera Holland Park in London, New Zealand Opera, Wellington National Opera, Linbury Theatre Covent Garden, Lyric Opera Productions in Dublin, Longborough Opera, Societa Filarmonia in Croatia and in Udine, Italy, Diva Opera in the UK and on tour in Europe. He has performed in concert with London Mozart Players, and Oriana Choir at the Barbican, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, Nottingham Harmonic Choir.
  168. Douglas Knehans, composer. Dual citizen USA/Australia. Works performed at the Czech-American Summer Music Institute in Prague, Incontri di Musica Sacra Contemporenea in Bari, Taranto and Rome, New Music – New Faces Festival in Cracow, Music Premieres of the Season Festival in Kiev, SPECTRUM New Music Series at the Esplanade in Singapore, and by the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. Two-piano work cascade performed in Steinway Hall, New York; UIC Recital Hall, Chicago; Tokyo, Japan; Kiev, Ukraine. Broadcasts on NPR and PBS (USA); RAI Radio and Television (Italy); the National Television Broadcaster in Ukraine. His music for television nominated for an EMMY Award. Recent awards: The American Prize for Orchestral Music (2012) and Winner of the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition (2011). Dean of the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati from 2008-2010; currently the Norman Dinerstein Professor of Composition Scholar at CCM.
  169. Barrie Kosky, stage director, opera. Artistic Director in theatre and opera, mostly in Germany and Australia. AD at Komische Oper Berlin since 2012 Before that, he was co-director of the Schauspielhaus Wien in Vienna; he staged opera productions at Innsbrucker Festwochen für Alte Musik, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Vienna State Opera, Aalto-Musiktheater in Essen, Theater Bremen, Staatsoper Hannover, Bavarian State Opera, Oper Frankfurt. Kosky won the award for Best Director at the 2014 International Opera Awards.
  170. Genevieve Lacey, recorder player, soloist with Academy of Ancient Music, English Concert, Concerto Copenhagen, St Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, Korean Symphony, festivals including The Proms, Paris Festival d’Automne, Moscow Chekhov, Klangboden Wien, Seoul, Copenhagen Summer, Sablé, Montalbane, Huddersfield — more.
  171. Dane Lam, Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of China’s Xi’an Symphony Orchestra. Has previously conducted the Manchester Camerata, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra, Beethovenorchester Bonn, the Juilliard Orchestra, Opera Holland Park.
  172. Piers Lane, pianist. Five times soloist at the BBC Proms, engagements with many orchestras including the BBC Symphony, Bournemouth, Gothenburg, Orchestre National de France, City of London Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Warsaw Philharmonic. Festival performances include Aldeburgh, Bard, Bergen, Cheltenham, Como Autumn Music, Consonances, Huntington, La Roque d’Anthéron, Newport, Prague Spring, Ruhr Klavierfestival, Schloss vor Husum and the Chopin festivals in Warsaw, Duszniki-Zdroj, Mallorca and Paris. Many new works written for him. Presented over 100 programs for BBC Radio 3. Over 50 CDs.
  173. Rosario La Spina, tenor. He has sung major roles for Seattle Opera, Detroit, Toronto, Parma, Modena, Fidenza, Taipei, New Zealand, Osaka, and concerts in Beijing, Hong Kong and Japan. 5 CDs.
  174. Ben Lea, violin, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
  175. Tobias Lea, Principal Viola – Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
  176. Matthew Lee, Sub-Principal Cello – BBC Concert Orchestra.
  177. Stephen Leek, composer, choral conductor. Commissions from SongBridge 2000 (Netherlands), San Francisco Girls Chorus (USA), Taipei Male Choir (Taiwan), World Sun Songs Project (Latvia), Singapore Chamber Choir (Singapore). His composition represented Australia at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in Paris 2004. Artistic Director of the Shanghai Youth Choir, 2012/13. Composer in Residence at the Marktoberdorf Musik Akademy, Germany; Composer NOT in Residence with Choral Artists of San Francisco, guest composer at the Sun Music Festival in Riga, Latvia. Guest Conductor with Formosa Singers, Taiwan, Singapore Ministry of Education, The Taiwan National Youth Choir, The Crystal Choir in the USA. In 2003, awarded the prestigious Robert Edler International Prize for Choral Music. Vice President of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM). Resident in Australia.
  178. Anna Leese, soprano. Major operatic roles at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Köln, Flanders Opera, Opera Holland Park. Concert performances with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at the BBC Proms, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Malaysian Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and recitals at Wigmore Hall, London. Based now in New Zealand.
  179. George Lentz, composer. Performances at Berlin Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall London, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra.Carnegie Hall New York, Kennedy Center Washington, Suntory Hall Tokyo. In the 2012–2013 season, Georges Lentz was in residence at the Internationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia in Bamberg, Germany and collaborated with Jonathan Nott and the Bamberger Symphoniker.
  180. Joanna Lewis, 1st Violin – Koehne Quartet, Vienna; Guest, Radio Symphony Orchestra, Klangforum & Philharmonia, Vienna
  181. Michael Lewis, baritone. Major roles with opera companies of Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin, Amsterdam, Leipzig, Venice, San Diego, Pittsburgh, ENO, Glyndebourne, Wales, Scotland. Also concert performances with orchestras around the world.
  182. Simon Lilly, baroque trumpet. Principal with kammerorchesterbasel.
  183. Liza Lim, composer. Resident in England. Major commissions from the Holland Festival, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Lucerne Festival, Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Salzburg Festival, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and Pinakothek der Moderne Munich as well as multiple projects with Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern and Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich. Appointed a member of the Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne in 2012. Since 2008, she is Professor of Composition and Director of CeReNeM, Centre for Research in New Music at the University of Huddersfield. Portrait CDs released by Hat Hut, WERGO, ABC-Classics and Dischi Ricordi.
  184. Damien Lingard, Associate Principal Trombone – Munich Radio Orchestra.
  185. Antonio Neilley Menendez de Llano, tuba. Principal, Malmö Opera Orchestra.
  186. Simon Lobelson, baritone. Simon has been soloist mainly in the UK in many oratorios and concerts, including at Brighton Festival, Lucerne Festival, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. Luke’s, St. Johns Smith Square (London), The Music Hall Aberdeen, Snape Maltings, Liverpool Sinfonia, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Arundel Cathedral, Durham Cathedral, Brecon Cathedral, Sheffield Cathedral, or with the Mozart Players, Israel Camerata, Ten Tors Orchestra. He has performed around China as a guest soloist with the Kent Sinfonia. Simon has performed over 60 operatic roles – with Benjamin Britten International Opera School, Sadlers Wells and Buxton Opera Festival for The Classical Opera Company, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, The Iford Festival, Bury Court Opera, Grimeborn Festival, Cadogan Hall, Longborough Festival Opera, English National Opera, Swansea City Opera and The Garden Opera Company, Opera Novella, Tete a tete Opera, The Gloucester Group, The Opera Project and English Touring Opera, Haddo House Opera, and the European Opera Centre in Greece and Cyprus.
  187. Kathryn Lockwood, viola. Chamber music career. The violist of the internationally renowned Lark Quartet and the unique viola and percussion duo duoJalal; also with Music from Copland House, Trio Solisti and Triple Helix. Performances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall, Corcoran Gallery, St. Lawrence Center, and University of Thessaloniki / Greece. Awards including Naumburg Chamber Music Award, Grand Prize at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, Concert Artists Guild Management Award, and at solo competitions the Primrose Competition, Washington International Competition, and the Pasadena Instrumental Competition. Currently on faculty at University of Massachusetts/Amherst.
  188. Mirusia Louwerse, soprano. Touring soloist since 2007 with André Rieu. Resident of Australia.
  189. Baz Luhrmann, stage director, opera. Luhrmann is of course mainly a film director, but he produced and directed La Bohème on Broadway (2002; winner of 3 Tony Awards). His OA production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream went to the Edinburgh Festival where it won the Critic’s Prize. He has also directed musicals in Australia and on film with high recognition.
  190. David Lumsdaine, composer. Lumsdaine is a very distinguished composer who has lived in England since 1952 and was for many years senior lecturer at Kings College London. He retired from composing in 1997. His compositions focus in diverse ways on Australian nature and history and he visits regularly. They are written for all the main forms except opera.
  191. Benjamin Martin, pianist. He has toured the United States, Europe and Asia, performing solo and duo-recitals with such artists as Alina Ibragimova, Joshua Bell, Pekka Kuusisto, Richard Tognetti, Dimitri Berlinsky, Raphael and Elizabeth Wallfisch, Janice Martin, Steven Davislim, Boris Baraz, Eiji Oue and the Utrecht Quartet. Benjamin has also given numerous premieres including the New York Premiere of Two Pianos by Morton Gould (associate artist M.Herskowitz) and Brett Dean’s Elegy (with cellist Emma-Jane Murphy). His discography includes three CD’s with the great German violist Hartmut Lindemann for Tacet Records and releases with Bis and Chandos. Resident in USA.
  192. Emma Matthews, soprano. Her career has been in Australia, but she has performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo and released an album made there on Deutsche Gramaphon.
  193. Hector McDonald, Principal Horn – Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Concentus Musicus Wien; Professor of Horn, University of Music & Performing Arts, Graz.
  194. Matthew McDonald, principal bass with the Berliner Philharmoniker; before that, with Ensemble Modern (2003-06) and Berlin’s Rundfunk Sinfonie Orchester and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester.
  195. Belinda McFarlane, Violin – London Symphony Orchestra.
  196. Russell McGregor, violin. Concertmaster and Conductor with the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra, Vienna, former Concertmaster at the Vienna Chamber Opera, member of the Wiener Concertverein, Camerata Salzburg and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. Russell has an intensive chamber-music career and has performed in Bulgaria, Indonesia, Canada, Japan, England and Italy. He has made world tours with the Johann Strauss Ensemble.
  197. Marshall McGuire, harpist, soloist. Based in Australia, Marshall has performed as soloist with the English String Orchestra, Les Talens Lyriques, and has appeared at international festivals including Aldeburgh, Milan, Geneva, Brighton, Moscow, Vienna and Huddersfield. Based in Australia.
  198. Anna McMichael, violin. Anna has led ensembles ASKO Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Maarten Altena Ensemble (Ensemble MAE), Doelen Ensemble, Insomnio, Zephyr String Quartet, been guest assistant leader and first violinist of Amsterdam Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra, performed with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Ives Ensemble, Schoenberg Ensemble and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. Anna has been both Assistant Concertmaster and Principle Second of the Netherlands Ballet Orchestra (Holland Symfonia). She has been lead violin of Ensemble Remix, Portugal, and Ensemble Modern in Germany. In 1999, Anna was awarded the Special Violin Prize of the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition held in Europe.
  199. Thomas Meadowcroft, composer, musician and arranger. Lives in Berlin. Commissions and performances with: Oliver Pohl and German Film Orchestra, Evan Christ and the Philharmonic Orchestra State Theater Cottbus, Brett Dean and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, SWR Vokalensemble, Either/Or Ensemble, KNM Berlin, Yarn/Wire, ensemble recherche, Klangforum Wien, ensemble Mosaik, Les Percussions de Strasbourg a.o. On-going collaboration with ‘Speak Percussion’ Melbourne. Performances of work at major European and North American festivals and venues including: Märzmusik (Berlin), Carnegie Hall (New York), Volksbühne (Berlin), Luzern Festival (Lucerne), Holland Festival, Münchener Biennale (Munich), Ultima Festival (Oslo), Hawler International Theater Festival (Erbil, Iraq), Monday Evening Concerts (Los Angeles) a.o. Work in radio includes the two radiophonic works, ‘Moving Homes’ (2016), commissioned by Deutschlandradio Kultur and ABC CAU, and ‘Song Buslines’ (2013), commissioned by Deutschlandradio Kultur.
  200. Sir Jonathon Mills AO, Director and Chief Executive, Edinburgh Festival 2006-2014. He has composed two operas, an oratorio, a ballet, song cycles, concertos, and chamber music. An oratorio won the Prix Italia. The chamber opera The Eternity Man was filmed for television by Channel 4 and ABC TV and broadcast in 2008 and 2009. It won the ATOM Australia award, Genesis Prize, and the Swiss Rose d’Or.
  201. Nicholas Milton, Conductor, General Music Director of the Saarländisches Staatstheater, Saarbrücken, Germany, and Inviertier Symphony Orchestra, Austria. Orchestral and opera conducting engagements mainly in Germany and Australia.
  202. Alison Mitchell, Principal Flute – Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
  203. Simon Monger, Concertmaster – Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra.
  204. Kate Moore, composer. Based in Netherlands. She has won many international composition awards. Works performed by ASKO/ Schoenberg, Bang on a Can All-Stars, the Grand Band, Stracc, the Amsterdam Cello Octet, Trio Scordatura, TwoSense, The Song Company, Ensemble Klang and De Ereprijs Orkest. Festivals include Sonic Festival NYC (2011), Musica Sacra Maastricht (2011/2012), Klank en Kleur Festival Amsterdam (2011), Ecstatic Music festival NYC (2011), ISCM World Music Days (2010), MATA NYC (2009), ICWM (2008), MODART07 (2007), International Gaudeamus Festival (2003/2011).
  205. Lisa Moore, pianist, soloist, New York. “New York’s queen of avant-garde piano.” – The New Yorker. Founding pianist for Bang on a Can All-Stars. Performed with diverse range of musicians throughout the globe – the London Sinfonietta, New York City Ballet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bargemusic, TwoSense, Steve Reich Ensemble, Paul Dresher Double Duo, Grand Band, ExhAust, Howl, So Percussion, Don Byron Adventurers Orchestra, Ensemble Signal, Le Train Bleu, Third Coast Percussion, Da Capo Chamber Players, Eighth Blackbird, American Composers Orchestra, Mabou Mines Theater, Eliot Feld, Susan Marshall Dance, Sequitur, Music at the Anthology, St. Lukes Orchestra, Australia Ensemble, New York League of Composers ISCM, Alpha Centauri Ensemble, Terra Australis and the John Jasperse Dance Company. An even longer list of festivals. Collaborated with hundreds of composers. 8 solo discs and over 30 collaborative discs.
  206. Steven Moore, conductor. He has conducted the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, the West London Sinfonia. He oversaw numerous productions at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera and Glyndebourne Touring Opera. Moore is engaged at the Staatstheater Karlsruhe and from season 2014/15 is new study director and conductor.
  207. Geoffrey Morris, guitar. Solo performances in Italy, Germany, Denmark, England, Ireland, USA, Norway, New Zealand, Japan and Holland. Geoffrey has premiered, commissioned or recorded over two hundred new works with composers Elena Kats Chernin (Aust.), Brian Ferneyhough (U.K). Aldo Clementi (It.) and Horatiu Radulescu (Romania) among just some who have dedicated works to him. These collaborations have been recorded by BBC Radio 3, Danish radio 2, WNYC (New York), Radio Bremen, and the Deutschlandfunk (Cologne).
  208. Elijah Moshinsky, stage director, opera. Many opera productions at Covent Garden and NY Met, also Chicago, Houston, LA, Welsh, ENO, Vienna, Florence, Geneva, Korea, Holland Festival. Also theatre and television. 3 times winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Opera.
  209. Stephen Mould, conductor. Assistant to the Music Director, Opera Frankfurt, has conducted at Théatre de la Monnaie, Brussels, Baltimore Opera, Auckland Philharmonia, and in other opera houses and festivals in Germany, Belgium, Norway and Italy.
  210. Michael Mulcahy, Trombone – Principal, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Director, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass; Professor, Northwestern University; Chicago Chamber Musicians.
  211. Ian Munro, pianist, composer. Concerti with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia, English Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and with orchestras in Poland, Italy, Portugal, Russia, the USA, China, New Zealand. During the last few concert seasons Ian has toured to the UK, Russia, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Uzbekistan and New Zealand in recitals, chamber music and concerto performances; he is a member of the Australia Ensemble. Ian has recorded CDs for ABC Classics, Hyperion, Cala, Naxos, Marco Polo, Tall Poppies, Warehouse.. He was Featured Composer for Musica Viva in 2011.
  212. Tim Munro, flute. Co-Artistic Director, eighth blackbird chamber ensemble (Chicago). Soloist with US orchestra, music festival curator. Principal Flute with the Cabrillo Festival Orhestra, California. collaborators include David Lang, Brett and Paul Dean, Dawn Upshaw, Steve Reich, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Osvaldo Golijov, the Spektral Quartet, Third Coast Percussion, Nico Muhly and the Pacifica Quartet. Has premiered more than 100 works. Winner of three Grammy Awards.
  213. Robert Nairn, Professor of Double Bass, the Juilliard School & Penn State University.
  214. Akiko Nakajima, soprano. Major roles at Festwochen der Alten Musik, Innsbruck, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Vienna Volksoper, Hamburg State Opera. She frequently appears with NHK Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and New National Theater Tokyo. She has appeared with conductors Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, André Previn, Herbert Blomstedt, Charles Dutoit, Kazushi Ono, Myung-Whun Chung and Thomas Hengelbrock. Akiko is the artistic leader for a new festival, Mozarthaus in Japan, at the new Otemachi Hall in Tokyo. She has made five recordings. Resident in Vienna.
  215. Ben Northey, conductor. Other orchestras he has conducted include the London Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Malaysian Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Moscow Symphony, Finnish Radio Symphony, Israel’s Haifa Symphony, the Södra Hälsinglands Orkesterförening, Stockholm’s Futurum Ensemble Sinfonietta, London’s Southbank Sinfonia. Chief Conductor, Christchurch Symphony, Assistant Conductor, Melbourne Symphony.
  216. Sean O’Boyle, conductor and composer. He has conducted concerts or recordings with Dortmund Konzert, Lexington Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Malaysian Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra. His compositions have been performed by Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, the Dallas, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. Lives in New York.
  217. Craig Ogden, guitar. Concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, WDR Rundfunk Orchestra in Cologne, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra (Denmark) and many others. He regularly appears as soloist and chamber musician at the major London venues – this year at Wigmore Hall and the Globe Theatre. One of the UK’s most recorded guitarists, he has recorded for Virgin/EMI, Chandos, Nimbus, Hyperion, Sony. He has presented a series on BBC 3 Radio. Craig is Director of the Dean & Chadlington Summer Music Festival. Resident in England.
  218. Orava Quartet. The Melbourne quartet has performed in the United States (including the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C, Aspen, and the Juilliard School in New York City}, Canada, China, Philippines, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong. In 2010 the Orava Quartet made a highly successful tour of Asia for Musica Viva with didgeridoo performer and composer William Barton. In 2014 Orava completed its two year graduate quartet-in-residence at the University of Colorado with the Takács String Quartet. It has also had a residency at the Banff Arts Centre in Canada.
  219. Matthew Orlovich, composer. Works have been performed by the BBC Singers, San Francisco State University Chamber Singers, The Choir of London, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, United States Navy Band, The Harvard University Choir, Concordis Chamber Choir, Zurich New Music Ensemble and others. Resident in Australia.
  220. Simon Oswell, Former Principal Viola,, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; Capitol Ensemble, Los Angeles.
  221. Lisa Outred, Oboe/Cor Anglais, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
  222. Susie Park, violinist. Susie has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York, San Francisco Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, Memphis Symphony, Korea’s KBS orchestra, the Lille National Orchestra under Yehudi Menuhin and the Wellington Sinfonia, New Zealand. Her collaborations include the Guarneri, Juilliard, Emerson and Cleveland quartets, Kim Kashkashian and Jaime Laredo. She has given recitals in Jordan Hall and the Gardner Museum in Boston, and has appeared in Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the 92nd St. Y in New York, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Centre and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. She has won top prizes in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Menuhin International Competition and Wieniawski International Competition. She was the violinist of the Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio. She held a professional residency at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two.
  223. Anthony Pateras, composer/performer. Soloist. As pianist has performed his work at the Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), ICA (London), Concertgebouw Bruges, Foundaçao Serravles (Porto), Logan Centre for the Arts (Chicago), Ancienne Belgique (Brussels), Melos-Ethos (Bratislava). Compositions performed by Brett Dean/Los Angeles Philharmonic, Percussion Group The Hague, Ensemble Phoenix Basel, Ensemble Hiatus, Third Coast Percussion, Erkki Veltheim, Percussionists of the Basel Symphony, Ensemble Intégrales Hamburg. Two albums on John Zorn’s Tzadik Composer Series.
  224. Emma Pearson, soprano. Principal artist Hessisches Staatstheater, Wiesbaden from 2005 to 2014; on her departure, awarded honorary title of “Kammersängerin” – the youngest singer to have received it. For her title role in Berg’s Lulu, International Maifestspiele in Wiesbaden, she was nominated “Singer of the Year” by OpernWelt Magazine. Major roles with Theater St Gallen, Switzerland, Semperoper Dresden, Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Minnesota Orchestra (Der Rosenkavalier), Ruthless Jabiru (City of London Festival). Sang at Bach Festival Leipzig, in recital at Rheingau Musik Festival, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele.
  225. Howard Penny, Cello – Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Former Principal, Vienna Chamber Orchestra.
  226. Tahlia Petrosian. Viola – Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. In 2009, Tahlia commenced as Co-Principal Viola with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic before being engaged, at the age of 25, as Co-Principal Viola with the Deutsche Oper Berlin for the 2009/2010 season.
  227. Jane Piper, Violin – Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam.
  228. Shannon Pittaway, Principal Bass Trombone – New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
  229. Jessica Pratt, coloratura soprano. European debut in 2007. Has performed with Vienna State Opera, Teatro alla Scala of Milan, Zurich Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and then Israeli Opera, Teatro San Carlo of Naples, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Cremona, Brescia, Pavia, Como, Verdi Festival in Parma, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vlaamse Opera, Lima, Teatro Regio in Turin, Opéra de Lausanne. She already is found on four recordings. International awards: Vienna State Opera Award, Rome Opera Award, and the prize for coloratura sopranos “La Siola d’Oro – Lina Pagliughi”.
  230. Graham Pushee, counter-tenor. He appeared at Paris Opera, Berlin Staatsoper and Komische Oper, Le Monnaie Brussels, La Scala Milan, Grand Théâtre de Geneve, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Teatro Regio Turin, Frankfurt Opera, Bavarian State Opera Munich, Cologne Opera, Opera de Lyon, Opera Montpellier, Théâtre de Champs Elysées, Opera North, and Opera Queensland. He also participated in music festivals, such as Vienna Festwochen, Salzburg Festival, Innsbruck Early Music Festival, Karlsruhe, Göttingen, Maryland and Halle Händel Festivals, and Holland Festival.
  231. Li-Wei Qin, cello, soloist. Performed with Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Osaka Philharmonic, NDR-Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Deutches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, Basel Symphony Orchestra, China Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic; chamber orchestras Kremerata Baltica, Munich, Zurich. Recitals and chamber music at Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center. Festivals: BBC Proms, the Rheingau, City of London, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg. 4 CDs on Universal.
  232. Teddy Tahu Rhodes, baritone. A native of New Zealand. Major roles with Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Austin Lyric Opera, Washington National Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Dallas Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Santa Fe Opera, the New York City Opera and the Theater an der Wien.
  233. Damien Ricketson, composer. Performances by MusikFabrik, soloist Peter Hörr (Germany), Ensemble Plus Minus (UK/Belgium), Crash Ensemble (Ireland), the Orfeuz Chamber Orchestra (Poland), 175 East & Stroma (New Zealand), Drumming Grupo de Percussão (Portugal) and pianist Naomi Edemariam (Canada). He has had commissions from the Warsaw Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music, the Transit Festival (Belgium), the Portugese-based Drumming Grupo de Percussão. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre, Canada. He studied with Louis Andriessen and lived and worked in the Netherlands and Poland for a number of years.
  234. Stanley Ritchie, violinist. Former Concertmaster, New York City Opera Orchestra, Associate Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and first violinist of the Philadelphia String Quartet. Director and soloist with The Academy of Ancient Music, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Tafelmusik, and the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra. Member of Duo Geminiani with harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright, and was a member of Three Parts Upon a Ground, specializing in 17th-century music for three violins. Recorded with The Mozartean Players the complete Mozart and Schubert Piano Trios for Harmonia Mundi. Other recordings with Christopher Hogwood and the Academy of Ancient Music (Oiseau-Lyre); Bloomington Baroque (Dorian Discovery); Elisabeth Wright (Focus); and, Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for UnaccompaniedViolin (Musica Omnia). His book, Before the Chinrest – a Violinist’s Guide to the Mysteries of Pre-Chinrest Style and Technique, was published by IU Press in 2012.
  235. Linnhe Robertson, vocal coach, repetiteur, accompanist, chorus master, and harpsichordist. She pursued a high profile career as a harpsichordist throughout the UK and Europe, performing and recording with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta and with John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists; then as repetiteur with the English National Opera, and as a Chorus Master, with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Salzburg Festival and Aldeburgh Festival. She is now Artistic and Research Consultant for Opera & Voice at the Guildhall School and also coaches the Jette Parker Young Artists at the Royal Opera House, London.
  236. Jon Rose, experimental musician, soloist, author. Concerts regularly in Americas, Japan, Australia, China, Scandinavia, Europe. Festivals include Strasbourg New Music; New Music America; Moers New Jazz Festival; European Media Festival; The Vienna Festival; Ars Elektronica; The Northsea Jazz Festival; Dokumenta; Festival D’Automne; etc. Curated festivals Berlin Urbane Aboriginale, Wels ‘Unlimited’); and own festival “String ’em up” 5 times in Europe and NY. 100+ CDs, 2 books, new instrument design, radio, film, video, television.
  237. Carl Rosman, clarinetist, soloist. Permanent member of Ensemble Musikfabrik, Köln; He is co-artistic director (with Mark Knoop) of Libra, member of Elision. Has appeared with ensemble ascolta (Stuttgart), Ensemble Phoenix (Basel), Ensemble Modern/Ensemble Modern Orchestra (including CD recordings of works by Hugues Dufourt, Jörg Widmann and Harrison Birtwistle), Ensemble SurPlus (Freiburg), Ensemble Mosaik (Berlin), Reservoir (UK), Theater Freiburg, and Gavin Bryars Ensemble. He also performs as a singer and has premiered works for solo voice by Evan Johnson, Aaron Cassidy and performed Maxwell Davies’s Eight Songs for a Mad King at Basel in the presence of the composer. Carl has recorded Brian Ferneyhough’s Time and Motion Study I for ETCETERA, Michael Finnissy’s solo clarinet works for METIER, and two solo works by Richard Barrett for NMC.
  238. Sophie Rowell, violin. Guest Concertmaster with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Guest Principal Second Violin with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras. Was leader of the Australian String Quartet (formerly Tankstream Quartet) which won the 2005 Cremona String Quartet Competition and the 2002 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. Sophie has given concerts throughout Europe, North America, Asia and New Zealand.
  239. Barry Ryan OAM, baritone. Principal artist with Cologne Opera 1988-92. Major roles with Royal Opera Covent Garden, La Scala Milan, Opera Comique in Paris, Paris Opera Bastille, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Dusseldorf, Flemish Opera Antwerp, Komische Oper Berlin, Basel Opera, Otono Festival, Opera Madrid. Concert performance throughout Europe and Asia including LSO, Scottish Symphony, Norwegian Symphony, Shinsei Nihon Symphony Tokyo.
  240. Victor Sangiorgio, pianist. Soloist and chamber musician. Concerto soloist with New Zealand Symphony, London Mozart Players, Ulster and Halle Orchestras, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Chamber music collaborations with Brodsky Quartet, the violinists Ruggiero Ricci and Hu Kun, horn player Eric Ruske, the actor Andrew Sachs and principals from the London Symphony; also a member of the Fiorini Piano Trio. Many recordings including seven world premieres of concerti by Benjamin Godard, Stanley Bate, Franz Reizenstein and Frederic D’Erlanger. He has broadcast for the BBC World Service, Radio 3, Radio 4 and Classic FM and has performed throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Europe, Africa, Asia, New Zealand and America. Resides in England.
  241. Patrick Savage, Concertmaster – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London.
  242. Karin Schaupp, guitar. Concerto soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (UK) the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (USA), and performances at the World Expo (Aichi, Japan), Hong Kong Arts Festival, and APEC Summit in Sydney. Televised performances to 20 million viewers for China Radio International’s 50th Anniversary celebrations for the opening Gala of the Goodwill Games, broadcast live on international television. She has also appeared on German, American and Canadian television. Resident in Australia.
  243. Andrew Schultz, composer. In 2014 and 2015, his works were performed by: Jutland Symphony in Denmark and Germany; vocal ensemble I Fagiolini at Wigmore Hall and on UK tour; St Peter’s Symphonic Winds tour to eight US cities; NUS Wind Ensemble in Singapore; Sydney Symphony/Robertson to 10 cities in China; Gabriola Qtt in Seattle US; Li-Wei Qin, Felicitas Fuchs, Bernard Lanskey at La Loingtaine, Paris; as part of Gallipoli Symphony in Istanbul in August 2015 and Gallipoli, April 2013. Resident artist, Cité des Arts International, Paris; visiting artist, Banff Centre for the Arts, 6th visit. Recordings by Kühn Mixed Choir of Prague released in US; by Jennifer Pike (UK) released on Sedition.
  244. Matthew Segger, Principal Tuba – Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra.
  245. Alexandra Sherman, mezzo-soprano. Born in St Petersburg, Russia. She was an honours graduate at VCA. Concert soloist with BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Academy of Ancient Music and the Northern Sinfonia, also at BBC Proms and recitals at Wigmore Hall, St. Petersburg White Nights Festival and Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Alexandra has sung roles with London Handel Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Opera Holland Park, Opera North, Scottish Opera, English National Opera, Théâtre du Châtelet, Garsington Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, and Thüringer Schlossfestspiele.
  246. Matthew Shlomowitz, composer. Lecturer in Composition at University of Southampton, and co-directs the new music ensemble Plus Minus with Joanna Bailie. He has composed works for groups such as asamisimasa, bESIdES, Calefax, EXAUDI, Ives Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Quatuor Diotima, Ricciotti Ensemble, Wespoke New Music Company and extended works for Mark Knoop and Stephane Ginsburgh. He has two ongoing projects: Popular Contexts, a series of pieces that investigate everyday and popular culture, and Letter Pieces, which combine physical actions, music and text.
  247. Andrew Sinclair, stage director, opera. Currently, a Resident Director with Royal Opera Covent Garden. He has also directed for Seattle Opera, San Francisco Opera, San Diego, New York City and other American companies, also Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires.
  248. Stuart Skelton, Heldentenor. Male Singer of the Year at the 2014 International Opera Awards. Performances with major companies including Metropolitan, Seattle, San Francisco, English National Opera, Paris, Bavarian State, Hamburg State, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Zurich, Bordeaux, Toronto, La Scala, Semperoper Dresden and Vienna State Opera. Concerts with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland, Minnesota, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco, Montreal, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Munich Radio Symphony Orchestras, London Symphony, the BBC Orchestras of Scotland and Wales.
  249. Michael Smetanin, composer. His works have been performed by/at Harry Spaarnay (Netherlands), Salzburg Aspekte Festival, Ictus ensemble (Belgium), Schoenberg Ensemble (Holland) and Crash Ensemble (Ireland). He won first prize in the 1992 Georges Enescu International Composition Competition. He studied with Louis Andriessen (Netherlands).
  250. Daniel Smith, conductor. Daniel has conducted the Mariinsky Orchestra (St Petersburg), the first Australian to do so; the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestre Philharmoniequ de Monte Carlo, Danish National Symphony, Gothenburg Symphony, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano “Guisepp Verdi”, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra Tokyo and the South Netherlands Philharmonic. Daniel also has success as an opera conductor, based on extensive experience at Rome Opera. He has won major prizes in the Fitelberg, Sir Georg Solti, Luigi Mancinelli, and Lutoslawski Conducting Competitions.
  251. The Song Company, a cappella sextet, dir. Roland Peelman, Australian-based with annual international tours to Europe, Asia or USA. Important commissioner of new work.
  252. Speak Percussion is based in Melbourne. Recent international appearances of this chamber ensemble include MaerzMusik (Berlin), SPOR Festival (Denmark), Batteries Festival IV (Geneva), Red Gate Gallery (China), Roulette (New York), ODC Dance Commons (San Francisco). Speak Percussion works with some of the world’s leading composers, including Steve Reich (USA), Liza Lim (AUS), Anthony Pateras (AUS), Thomas Meadowcroft (AUS) and Fritz Hauser (CH). Several of its many Australian commissions have made their way into the percussion canon and are programmed worldwide.
  253. Paul Stanhope, composer. First place in the prestigious Toru Takemitsu Composition Prize 2004. Choral and chamber works received national tours by the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge and the Atos Piano Trio from Berlin, works have been performed at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and at the City of London Festival in 2011. Resident in Australia.
  254. Anna Starr, oboe. Specialises in baroque and classical orchestras and chamber music. Principal Oboe, Le Parlement de Musique in France, Arte dei Suonatori, Poland, New Dutch Academy. Anna also works with Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Les Talens Lyriques, Concerto Copenhagen, The Australian Chamber Orchestra, L’Orchestre des Champs Elysées, Holland Baroque Society, The English Concert, Al Ayre Espagnol and Helsinki Baroque Orchestra. Concerto soloist with New Dutch Academy, Musica ad Rhenum in The Netherlands, Arte dei Suonatori in Poland. Her own chamber music ensemble has won and placed in international competitions.
  255. Christopher Steele, tenor. Christopher Steele has performed in opera, oratorio and concert throughout the UK, Europe and USA. He has performed as a principal artist for the Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera, English National Opera and for many regional touring companies.
  256. Warwick Stengards, conductor. Chief conductor, Schlossorchester Schönbrunn. Four-year engagement as Assistant General Music Director (GMD) at the Volksoper Wien from 2000, and a seven-year engagement as Erster Kapellmeister at the Luzerner Theater. Has conducted Volksoper Wien, Folkoperan Stockholm, Johann Strauss Capelle, the Ulster Orchestra in a series of concerts and recordings for the BBC, SL Orkester, Uppsala Kammarorkester, Klangforum Wien, Wroclaw Philharmonic, Rundfund Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken, Dalasinfoniettan, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Vienna State Opera, Wiener Symphoniker, and Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien.
  257. Claire Sterling, Principal 2nd Violin – Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
  258. Meg Sterling, Principal Flute – Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
  259. Scott Stiles, Violin – Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg.
  260. Adrian Strooper, tenor. Currently a resident soloist at Komische Oper Berlin. He has made guest appearances with Gärtnerplatz Theatre Munich, Innsbruck Festspiel Der Alte Musik, Lincoln Centre Festival in New York, Les Nuits in Lyon, The Barbican, Oper Leipzig and the Semperoper Dresden. He has sung the arias in the St Matthews Passion and the arias and Evangelist in the Johannes Passion with the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Noord Nederlandse Orchestra and Latvijas Concerti in Riga.
  261. Linda Stuckey, Principal Piccolo – Hong Kong Philharmonic.
  262. Ghillian Sullivan, lyric coloratura soprano. Has performed principal roles with Lyric Opera (Belfast), English National Opera, Kőln (Cologne), Scottish Opera, Glyndebourne, Wiesbaden Staatsoper, Aachen, Bremen, Heidelberg, Paris Opera Chatelet Theatre. Lieder, chanson and American and English song, Performs opera and also Viennese operetta, Gilbert & Sullivan, American Musicals.
  263. Daniel Sumegi, bass baritone. With over 100 roles in his repertoire, he has sung at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Covent Garden and the Paris Opera, as well as major opera companies across the United States, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. These include Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Minnesota, Buenos Aires, Seattle, Dallas, Tokyo, Washington, Strassbourg, Arizona, Knoxville, Scottish, Montreal, Welsh, Opera North, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Cologne, Cincinnati. 5CDs and DVDs.
  264. Jonathan Summers, baritone. Has been member of Royal Opera Covent Garden, has sung major roles with English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North and Welsh National Opera, La Scala, Cologne, Munich, Frankfurt, Florence, Bruxelles, Hamburg, Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric, Toulouse, New Israeli Opera.
  265. Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Touring regularly mostly to China, Asia. Formal collaborative agreement with Shanghai Orchestral Academy.
  266. Synergy Percussion, Sydney-based ensemble. The group has toured internationally since 1989, with performances at French bicentenary in Paris, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival,Festival of Asian Arts Hong Kong, Wellington International Festival of Arts, Taipei International Percussion Convention, Stockholm International Percussion Event, Budapest Percussion Festival, Singapore Festival of the Arts, World Expo Hanover, La Batie Festival Geneva/Basel, Warsaw Percussive Arts Festival, the opening of Singapore Concert Hall and the Shanghai Arts Centre, Tucson Chamber Music Festival, Schallmaschine Maximus (Basel), Tongyeong International Music Festival, Seoul Drum Festival, Augusta Raurica (Switzerland). It has worked with major composers and commissioned over 50 works.
  267. TaikOz, Sydney-based ensemble performing forms of traditional Japanese wadaiko drumming and also new works. The ensemble has performed in Japan at the National Theatre of Japan in Tokyo, Hibika Festival in Echizen and the Kaikyosai Festival, Kobe, and also at the Pompidou Centre, Paris, Bangkok, Taiwan and Abu Dhabi and with the Dresden Sinfoniker. It has commissioned over 25 works for wadaiko and collaborated with senior Japanese practitioners. TaikOz has released four CDs and two DVDs.
  268. Neville Taweel, violin. Past concertmaster of the Wren Orchestra (London), London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. (No bio found online, more information invited.)
  269. Virginia Taylor, flute. Soloist with Shanghai, Hang Zhou, Hang Zhou and Xiamen Symphony Orchestras. Guest flute soloist at Tutti Youth World Music Festival, Beijing, 2013, and also the Hong Kong Music Festival. Resident in Australia.
  270. Paul Terracini, trumpet player, conductor, composer. Was Principal Trumpet, Danish Chamber Players 1991-2007 and toured Europe, South America and Asia. Has appeared as a trumpet soloist in Europe, USA, England and Asia. His compositions have been performed by, amongst others, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass and the Prague Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted ten CDs with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, and worked as an opera conductor at the Rossini Festival in Germany, as an opera and orchestral conductor in Denmark, and as a guest conductor in Italy. For the last fifteen years he has written and conducted a great deal of music for film and television. Now resident in Australia.
  271. Rixon Thomas, Solo English Horn – Royal Danish Orchestra.
  272. Penelope Thwaites AM, pianist, composer, writer, editor, broadcaster, music festival curator. She has played as a soloist with London Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, Philharmonia, Rotterdam Philharmonic, City of London Symphony, Albany Symphony and others. Promotes Australian compositions, organised two Performing Australian Music Competitions in London. Own works are published by Bardic Edition and Schott. Leading exponent of Grainger, was Artistic Director for major Grainger Festivals, two in London, and in Japan and Adelaide, and editor of The New Percy Grainger Companion (Boydell and Brewer). She has written four musicals, of which Ride! Ride! has had over 40 productions world-wide. 30 CDs – 250 Grainger tracks; 8 of the 19 CDs in the Chandos Grainger Edition.
  273. Katharine Tier. Principal mezzo, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. Appearances with San Francisco Opera, Opera North (USA), Opera Virginia, Dallas Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin. Concert performances with Berkeley Symphony Orchestra (USA), American Philharmonic, Davis Symphony, Napa Valley Symphony and the Saito Kinen Festival (Japan).
  274. Tinalley String Quartet. Awarded First Prize at the 9th Banff International String Quartet Competition and Grand Prize at the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition. International highlights have included appearances at the Vienna Musikverein, Berlin Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Bremen Die Glocke, Frankfurt AlteOper, as well as in Paris, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Luxembourg, Baden-Baden, Utrecht, Vancouver, Calgary, San Jose, San Francisco, San Diego, Toronto and New York. The Quartet has been broadcast by ABC Classic FM, CBC Canada, SRW2 and HR2 Kultur Germany, Radio France and Public National Radio, The Netherlands. Its 2014 CD release of Haydn’s Opus 20 Quartets received ‘recommended listening’ status from UK’s Strad Magazine: “technically assured, warm-toned, beautifully blended and ideally balanced”.
  275. Katia Tiutiunnik, composer. Her works have been performed at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Alaska; Festivale Internazionale di Musica Contemporanea, Nuove Sincronie, Milan; Suoni e Voci del Lago, Lake Garda, Italy; conference of the International Music Council, Petra, Jordan, Musica Nova, Sofia, Bulgaria, Festivale Internazionale della Chitarra: Nicolo` Paganini, Parma, Italy; Teramo, Italy (Fondazione Adkins Chiti), International Congress for Women in Music, Beijing, 2008; Cinque Giornate per La Nuova Musica e La Musica Sperimentale, Milan; several times in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Bard College, Union Theological Seminary, in New York and at the University of Hawaii.
  276. Richard Tognetti AM, violinist, soloist, Music Director, Australian Chamber Orchestra. Also soloist with/at e.g. Salzburg Festival, Handel & Haydn Society (Boston), Hong Kong Philharmonic, Camerata Salzburg, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Irish Chamber Orchestra and the Nordic Chamber Orchestra and on recordings with ACO and others. Composer, film scores, many arrangements for chamber orchestra.
  277. Christopher Tonkin, baritone. Resident principal baritone for Hannover State Opera; roles with Romanian Opera, Royal Academy Opera.
  278. Topology. The Brisbane-based band has toured most of Australia, Belgium, Netherlands, Canada, India, Singapore, and Indonesia. International festivals featuring Topology include the Ghent Festival of Flanders, Olympics Arts Festival, ISCM World New Music Days, Salihara Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, and Ozfest in India. Topology works with many leading international composers, including those from Canada (Tim Brady), the UK (Andrew Poppy, Michael Nyman, Jeremy Peyton Jones), the US (Steve Reich, Terry Riley, John Zorn, William Duckworth, Carl Stone and Paul Dresher). It also has had many cross-artform collaborations.
  279. Miki Tsunoda, Principal Second Violin – Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra.
  280. Rosemary Tuck, pianist. She has toured the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, France, Cyprus and the USA; venues include Carnegie Hall, National Concert Hall in Dublin, the South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall and St Johns Smith Square in London. She has given concerto performances with the English Chamber Orchestra, South Bank Sinfonia and Orchestra of the City in London. Rosemary has issued recordings of music by William Vincent Wallace (Naxos, and Cala), and Albert Ketelbey, and two discs with Richard Bonynge and the English Chamber Orchestra of music by Czerny.
  281. Barry Tuckwell, French horn, soloist. He joined a succession of British Orchestras, the last being the London Symphony, where he stayed for 13 years before beginning a 29-year career exclusively as a soloist, one of the very few horn players to have done so. He made over 50 recordings, received three nominations for Grammy Awards. He also appeared as a conductor with leading orchestras in Europe and the USA. He conducted for three CDs with the London Symphony.
  282. Marie-Danielle Turner, Assistant Principal 2nd Violin – National Orchestra of Belgium.
  283. Eugene Ughetti, percussionist, composer, conductor and artistic director of Speak Percussion. Has performed in 28 countries as either a soloist, with new music ensembles and Symphony Orchestras. Worked with Pierre Boulez, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Steve Reich, Sofia Gubaidulina, Peter Eötvös, Liza Lim, George Benjamin, Charles Dutoit, Reinbert de Leeuw and others. Conducted the world premiere of Richard Barett’s CONSTRUCTION with ELISION in the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Resident in Australia.
  284. Peter Veale, oboist, soloist. Member of musicFabrik, a leading German new music ensemble based in Cologne with which he has toured USA. South America. Israel, South East Asia, Mexico and Russia. He is also a member and a conductor of Ensemble SurPlus, founded by James Avery, and an occasional member of the Australian ensemble, Elision. More than 50 works have been commissioned for him and he has premiered many works by leading British, German and other composers. Veale is the author of one of the most widely used texts on oboe technique, published in five languages. He teaches regularly at the Hochschule in Frankfurt and at the Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt.
  285. David Wakeham, baritone. From 1993, David was a member of the Zürich Opernstudio, making his debut at the Opernhaus Zurich. Major roles at La Scala Milano, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Theatre an der Wien, the Komische Oper Berlin, Oper Leipzig, the Bayerische Staatsoper München, the Staatsoper Stuttgart, Oper Bonn, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, Oper Leipzig, Bayerische Staatsoper Munchen, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Opera de Nantes, Berne (Switzerland), The National Opera Greece.
  286. Antony Walker, Music Director, Conductor, Pittsburgh Opera, conducted many opera companies including New York Met, ENO, Welsh National, New York City. Founded Orchestra of the Antipodes, Cantillation choir.
  287. Sally Walker, flute. Guest Principal with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, NDR Radio Philharmonie Hannover, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Manchester Camerata, Auckland Philharmonic, and has played with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Kölner Kammerorchester and with early musicc ensembles Das Neue Orchester Köln, Neues Bachisches Collegium Leipzig and Leipzig Chamber Orchestra. In chamber music, she has collaborated with Walter Auer, Anthony Field, Steven Isserlis, Philip Mayers, Ian Munro, Rachel Scott, Dénes Várjon and others. A number of composers have dedicated works to her. Now resident in Australia.
  288. Timothy Walker, Chief Executive and Artistic Director, London Philharmonic Orchestra. Former Chairman of the Association of British Orchestras and serves on the Boards of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Henry Wood Hall, the Serge Rachmaninoff Foundation and London Music Masters. Former CEO of ACO.
  289. Elizabeth Wallfisch, Violinist. Wallfisch has led many diverse ensembles and orchestras around the world; these include the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Hanover Band and the Raglan Baroque Players. She has specialised in Baroque violin and recorded many Baroque works. Academic positions held by Wallfisch include Professor of Baroque Violin at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, and teaching at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
  290. Peter Watchorn, harpsichordist, soloist, harpsichord builder, musicologist, record company director. Resident of Boston since 1987. He has been a member of ensembles Concerto Armonico Wien (directed by Peter Matzka) and Concerto Armonico and continues as continuo keyboardist and artistic advisor to Publick Musick, Rochester, New York; he co-directed the Boston Bach Ensemble with Julian Wachner. He is co-founder of the award-winning CD label Musica Omnia. He has released 17 recordings and published one book.
  291. Peter Waters, pianist. He has been soloist with Orchestre de Lille, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra and Moscow Philharmonic and in 1996 was director and solo pianist of a series of concerts entitled Mozart and Modern – an exchange project between Saint Petersburg and Switzerland. He has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Piano Festival, the Bodensee Festival, the Barossa Music Festival, the Festival d’Auvers, the Time in Jazz Festival of Berchidda in Sardinia, the Mozart Festival in Würzburg, the North Sea Festival and at the Expo02 in Morat, Switzerland.
  292. Anita Watson, soprano. From 2010, Anita has performed at Teatro La fenice in Venice, Nationale Reisopera, Landestheater Salzburg, Royal Opera House, BBC Proms, Opera North, Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, Welsh National Opera, Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Salzburg Festival. Following success in competitions, concerts with German and Norwegian symphony orchestras and festivals, with broadcasts on German television and radio; concerts also with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz, Mariiinsky Orchestra in St Petersburg.
  293. Lyndon Watts, Principal Bassoon – Munich Philharmonic Orchestra; Professor of Bassoon, Berne University of the Arts
  294. Melinda Watzel, Principal 2nd Violin – Komische Oper Berlin.
  295. Janet Webb, flute. Former Principal Flute with the Singapore Symphony.
  296. John Wegner, Helden Baritone, resident at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, performances especially in European opera houses including many in Bayreuth.
  297. Derek Welton, bass baritone. Has performed at the Salzburg Festival, Salzburg Easter Festival, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Semperoper Dresden, Hamburg State Opera, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Glyndebourne, Opera North, Beijing Music Festival, Opéra de Lille and many other houses. Welton will join the Ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Four recordings.
  298. Caroline Wenborne, soprano. Since 2008, member of and major roles at Vienna State Opera.
  299. Nigel Westlake, composer, through his scores for films Babe, Babe – Pig in the City, Miss Potter, others, IMAX films Antarctica, Solarmax, others. Concert performance by LSO, Royal Scottish, Berlin Philharmonic Takacs Quartet, Amsterdam Percussion NY Percussion Quartet, more.
  300. Elizabeth Whitehouse, soprano. Elizabeth was a member of the Städtische Bühnen Nürnberg from 1991 – 1996 and then became freelance, She has appeared often at La Scala, Milan, San Francisco, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Paris, Vienna, Edinburgh, Florence, Venice, Genova, Turin, Bologna, Palermo, Tel Aviv, Salzburg, Madrid, Munich and Geneva, with concert performances in Vienna, Munich, Paris, Toulouse, Hamburg, Madrid, Dresden, Prague, Salzburg, Sydney, Melbourne, Sao Paulo and Ljubljana, to mention a few. A special highlight was her participation as Tove, in the Gurrelieder, at Sir Simon Rattle’s initial concert as Chief Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic. She recently released her first solo CD.
  301. Matthew Wilkie, bassoon. Principal, Chamber Orchestra of Europe. solo performances with South West Germany Chamber Orchestra, Württemberg Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra de la Suisse Romande.
  302. John Williams, guitar soloist. Australian born but lived in England since age 11. One of the premier guitarists in the world, playing solo and with orchestra, and on radio and TV. Important collaborations with Julian Bream, Itzhak Perlman, Andre Previn, Cleo Lane, John Dankworth, Daniel Barenboim. Ensemble activities include John Wiliams and Friends, SKY, Attaca, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Chilean group Inti-Illimani, Paco Pena. He has collaborated with/recorded many important composers, recorded adaptations of African music, music by Venezuelan composers. There is much more. Williams retired at the end of 2014.
  303. Michael Williams. Principal Cello, Vienna Chamber Orchestra; Principal, Volksoper Vienna.
  304. Natalie Williams, composer. Resident USA. Performances by Doric String Quartet (UK), the Pavel Haas Quartet (Czech Republic), Atlanta Opera, Omaha Symphony Orchestra, Indiana University Chamber Orchestra, and the Plathner’s Eleven Chamber Ensemble (Germany).
  305. Raff Wilson, Director of Artistic Planning, Hong Kong Philharmonic.
  306. John Wion, flute. Principal Flutist, New York City Opera, 1965-2002. Soloist in New York’s major concert halls and at prestigious summer festivals in the United States; recital tours with pianist, Gilbert Kalish, and guitarist, Lisa Hurlong, and guest appearances with the Tokyo, Emerson, and Manhattan String Quartets. Founding member, Leopold Stokowski’s American Symphony Orchestra, 1962. Founding member Lark Quintet. He recorded a variety of solo and chamber music repertoire for Lyrichord, Turnabout, Opus1, Musical Heritage, and three CDs on the Hartt Music Productions label. Resident of the USA.
  307. Angus Wood, tenor. Company principal with Theater der Stadt Heidelberg Opera. Previously a member of Jessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, followed by Anhaltisches Theater Dessau. Roles also with opera companies in Munich, Winterthur, Bern and New Zealand Opera.
  308. Matthew Wood, conductor. Has conducted especially in the UK: the Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and at the Royal Ballet Covent Garden. He was Associate Conductor with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for three years and in 2016 will make his debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also conducted the RTE National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Chile, Orquesta Clasica Santa Cecilia Madrid and the Brasov Philharmonic Romania. He has been Conducting Fellow at the Royal Northern College of Music.
  309. Tom Woods, conductor. Stellvertretender Generalmusikdirektor at Oper Regensburg. He has conducted the S@uuml;dwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, the Krasnoyarsk Symphony, Sendai Philharmonic and Osaka Symphoniker. Conducted in Hong Kong, Bangkok, took the London Festival Orchestra on tour to Brunei, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta.
  310. Asmira Woodward-Page, Concert Master, String Orchestra of New York City.
  311. Roger Woodward AC OBE, honours also from France, Poland; pianist, soloist. Collaborator with many of the most famous composers of our times including Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez, Jean Barraqué, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Toru Takemitsu, Franco Donatoni, Luciano Berio, Leo Brouwer, Iannis Xenakis, Arvo Pärt, James Dillon and Karlheinz Stockhausen. As a chamber musician he worked with Ivry Gitlis, Philippe Hirschhorn, the Tokyo and Arditti String Quartets and is the frequent partner of the Alexander String Quartet in the U.S. He has performed concerti with orchestras around the world. Has performed at over 100 festivals including nine at the London Proms. He has made close to 100 recordings, some of which have won major awards. In 2002 he was appointed founding director of the School of Music and Dance at San Francisco State University.
  312. Elena Xanthoudakis, soprano. Prizes in London, Athens, Salzburg and Poland. Opera performances with ENO, Royal Opera (Covent Garden), Glyndebourne, Opera de Quebec, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Florence), Opera National du Rhin. Concert performances with Scottish Chamber, Royal Scottish National, St Petersburg Camerata, Quebec, Oxford Philomusica, Royal Philharmonic, Krakow and Poznan Filharmonia Orchestras, Mozarteum Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment and Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma.
  313. David Young, composer. His works have been performed by the Ives Ensemble (The Netherlands), Fritz Hauser (Switzerland), Æquatuor (Switzerland), Norio Sato (Japan), Tosiya Suzuki (Japan), Yasutaka Hemmi (Japan), Manufacture Ensemble (Japan), Champ d’Action (Belgium), Ensemble 2000 (Denmark), and Elision. David curates and collaborates on cross-artform projects. Including a music installation for the Drum Turret of Matsue Castle, Japan; a miniature percussion collaboration with Rosemary Joy that toured to Holland, Belgium, Italy and Japan; a multimedia work toured to the USA, Belgium and South Africa; others. He created soundtracks for a dozen SEGA (San Francisco) video games.
  314. Simone Young AM, also Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres of France. Conductor, Intendantin der Staatsoper Hamburg und Hamburgische Generalmusikdirektorin der Philharmoniker Hamburg (since 2003; she will leave in mid-2015), Professor of Music and Theatre at the University of Hamburg. In her early years, she was assistant to James Conlon at the Cologne Opera, and to Daniel Barenboim at the Berlin State Opera and the Bayreuth Festival. From 1998 until 2002, Young was principal conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway. First female conductor at the Vienna State Opera (1993) and Vienna Philharmonic (2005); first female to record Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Has made 25 CDs, two DVDs. A quiet champion of Australian operatic artists.
  315. Julian Yu, composer. Born in Beijing in 1957, settled in Australia in 1985. Awards for composition include the 1988 Koussevitzky Tanglewood Composition Prize; 1992 Vienna Modern Masters Composition Award; awards in the International New Music Composers’ Competitions of 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1990; the 35th Premio Musicale Citta di Trieste, Italy 1988; the 56th Japan Music Concours 1987; the international Irino Prize Competition, Japan 1989; the International ‘Piano 2000′ Composition Competition, Japan; the Adolf Spivakovsky Composition Prize 1993; and the Margaret Lee Crofts Fellowship (USA) 1988. His work has been performed at festivals including four times at ISCM World Music Days, five times in the Asian Composers’ League (ACL), Huddersfield Festival, Shanghai Spring Festival (2004), Munich Biennale (1988). Major works have been performed by Ensemble InterContemporain, Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, BBC Symphony, Luxembourg and Hiroshima Orchestras, Tokyo Philharmonic.

Early Career Artists

  1. Hadleigh Adams, baritone. Roles with San Francisco Opera, Opera Parallèle, Opera Omaha. Concerts with Southbank Sinfonia, London, The Orpheus Choir, Auckland Philharmonia.
  2. Lina Andonovska, flute. Lina has been Co-Principal Flute and played concerti with the Southbank Sinfonia (UK). Performed with Bang on a Can Summer Festival twice, artist in residence at Banff Centre for the Arts three times.
  3. Australian Youth Orchestra, international touring.
  4. Daniel Carter, conductor. First Kapellmeister at Theater Freiburg. Formerly Assistant to General Music Director, Hamburg State Opera. He has conducted also for Opera Studio in England.
  5. Rebecca Chan (violin), Guest Principal Second Violin with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, performs regularly with Camerata Bern.
  6. Ben Connor, baritone. From 2014, a member of the Ensemble of the Vienna Volksoper. Previously a member of Theater an der Wien’s Young Ensemble and he has had roles with the Vienna Kammeroper. In 2013 he was Musical America’s “New Artist of the Month: August”.
  7. Helena Dix, soprano. Major roles with Wexford Festival Opera, Chelsea Opera group, Lubeck opera, English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera Project, Opera Novella.
  8. Lauren Easton, mezzo-soprano. Major roles for Glyndebourne on tour and at the BBC Proms. Concerts at Wigmore Hall and Wales Millennium Centre.
  9. Lorina Gore, coloratura soprano. Major roles with Independent Opera, Garsington Opera, Iford Arts, New Zealand Opera, English Touring Opera.
  10. Russell Harcourt, counter-tenor. Roles with English Touring Opera, Iford Arts Festival, concerts with New Zealand Symphony, Ruthless Jabiru, and a number of awards.
  11. Jonathan Henderson, flute. Principal Flute, Estonian National Opera, also has been Principal, Birgitta Festival Orchestra and Pärnu Music Festival Orchestra (Estonia). He has appeared as soloist with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian National Opera Orchestra and the Baltic Youth Philharmonic. With German and Estonian chamber ensembles, he has premiered Australian works in Estonia.
  12. Alexandra Hutton, soprano. Major roles with Deutsche Oper Berlin beginning next season; she has been a Stipendiat for two years. Roles also for Aldeburgh Festival, Opera South, Charles Court Opera, Iford Arts Festival. She has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  13. James Homann, principal baritone with the Stadtstheater Heidelberg. Previously, Staatsoper Berlin.
  14. Adam Jeffrey, timpanist. Principal of Percussion, Estonian National Opera Orchestra, Tallinn.
  15. Joseph Lallo, saxophonist, conductor. Conductor of the Strasbourg Saxophone Ensemble and as a guest with others.
  16. Victoria Lambourn, mezzo-soprano. Victoria has commenced a principal contract at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden.
  17. Kelly Lovelady, founder and Music Director of Ruthless Jabiru, a chamber orchestra of Australian musicians in London.
  18. Robert Macfarlane, tenor. Major roles for opera companies in Lyon, Auckland, Graz, Leipzig, Malaysia and Singapore. Bach performances a specialty – in Thomaskirche, Leipzig, with Gewandhaus Orchestra.
  19. Paul O’Neill, tenor. In 2009 became a member of the ensemble of the Berlin State Opera. Performed with the Halle Opera and Graz Opera.
  20. Morgan Pearse, bass-baritone. Major roles with English National Opera, Houston Grand Opera Studio and concerts Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Gower and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.
  21. Duncan Rock, baritone. Major roles with English National Opera, Glyndebourne, concert performance with London Symphony and others.
  22. James Roser, baritone. Roles with Vienna State Opera, Staatstheater Cottbus and Tiroler Festspiele Erl. Musical theatre debut with the Rainhill Music Festival. He has performed in recital in Australia, Germany, Austria, Canada and the UK.
  23. Christopher Saunders, tenor. Roles with Opera North, Glyndebourne, Holland Park Opera, Classical Opera Company in England.
  24. Suzanne Shakespeare, mezzo. Roles with Royal Opera Linbury Studio, Opera North and Aldeburgh Music in their world premiere of a new opera Café Kafka, Scottish Opera, Opera du Toulon.
  25. Helen Sherman, mezzo-soprano. Major roles for Opera North, Classical Opera Company, English Touring Opera, Opera Project, and Mid Wales Opera. Recitals at Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, City of London Festival, Cheltenham Festival, Royal Albert Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Cambridge Summer Festival.
  26. Erika Simons, soprano. Principal, Theater Osnabrück, Germany.
  27. Ashley William Smith, clarinet. Ashley has performed throughout the USA, Europe and Asia including performances with Bang on a Can, the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Chamber Music Northwest and the Beijing Modern Music Festival. Resident in Australia.
  28. Siobhan Stagg, soprano. Engagements with Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, Berlin Philharmonic; important singing prizes in Germany.
  29. Paul Ettore Tabone, lyric tenor. Young artist, 2013, Luciano Pavarotti Foundation of Modena. Also in 2013, he performed at the New York City Centre, Teatro Menotti (Spoletto) and Teatro Duse in Bologna in the Luciano Pavarotti Heritage Concert. From 2014, he has performed roles at the Opera Națională București, the Teatro Carlo Felice (Genova), and at the Teatro dei Gigli (Lucca) in collaboration with the Puccini Foundation of Italy. He won second prize at the 2013 International Vocal Competition Rinaldo Pellizoni and the Public Choice Award at the 2014 Canto Festival at Teatro La Fenice (FM).
  30. Carolyn Watson. Conductor and Music Director of the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. Engagements in USA and Europe and winner of important competitions.
  31. Valda Wilson, soprano. Engagements in Europe include as member and later soloist with Semperoper Dresden, Verbier and Salzburg Festivals, more.

Famous Deceased

  1. Stuart Challender, conductor
  2. Peter Dawson, bass-baritone
  3. Percy Grainger, composer
  4. Dame Joan Hammond, soprano
  5. Eileen Joyce, pianist
  6. Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor
  7. Dame Nellie Melba, soprano
  8. Geoffrey Parsons, accompanist
  9. Deborah Riedel, soprano
  10. Peter Sculthorpe, composer
  11. Dame Joan Sutherland, soprano
  12. Geoffrey Tozer, pianist
  13. Malcolm Williamson, composer, Master of the Queen’s Music


Richard Letts, April 2015. About 200 items entered on Knowledge Base 23 April 2015, but additions continue to be made by the author (346 on the two live lists as at 18 February 2016).


  1. Successful Australian Classical Musicians Abroad – A Statistical Trial quantifies, as far as possible, the information from the list.↩︎

Dr Richard Letts AM is the founder and Director of The Music Trust, founder and former Executive Director of the Music Council of Australia (now Music Australia) and Past President of the International Music Council. He has held senior positions in music and culture in Australia and the United States, advocated for music and music education, conducted research, written policy documents, edited four periodicals, published four books and hundreds of articles.

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