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The Orchestra


 

“A great orchestra uplifts the sounds of the every day, beckoning people to share the exaltation of great music.” Johannes Fritzsch, Chief Conductor, Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Queensland Symphony Orchestra, under the guiding baton of Chief Conductor Johannes Fritzsch, is renowned for its high quality, breath-taking performances of both classical and modern compositions that engage audiences of all musical tastes, interests and ages.

As the largest performing arts company in Queensland employing 88 full-time musicians and the state’s only professional symphony orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra plays a vital role in Queensland’s cultural community, giving over 145 live performances across 47 weeks each year to more than 700,000 people.

Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s annual season attracts high-profile international and national artists featuring repertoire from Beethoven to the Proms, and special events such as the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular and Journey through the Cosmos with Professor Brian Cox.

Each year, the Orchestra also undertakes a regional tour delivering a free community engagement program and conducts an extensive state-wide education program that connects with 30,000 students, from pre-school to university level.

The Orchestra also presents innovative corporate workshops engaging the business sector to think outside of the box about leadership and team work.

In addition to its own program, Queensland Symphony Orchestra performs for major arts festivals, direct broadcasts and recordings, and supports state and national opera and ballet companies.



"This was one of the most refreshing, fascinatingly programmed and enjoyable concerts in Brisbane in recent times"
Martin Buzacott - The Australian, 18 March 2014 (Chamber Players: The Soldier’s Tale)

"This exhilarating concert received a well –deserved standing ovation and also set an exacting standard for QSO's future events"
Gillian Wills - The Courier-Mail, 19 February 2014 (Simone Young & Shlomo Mintz)

"When a full house leaves this happy, someone's doing something right"
Martin Buzacott - The Australian, 17 February 2014 (Simone Young & Shlomo Mintz)

"Following on from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, it is gratifying to know that our state orchestra can hold its head high with the best in the world"
Suzannah Conway - The Courier-Mail, 3 December 2013 (QSO with Chen & Fritzsch)

“It is both challenging and rewarding to develop a relationship with an orchestra. I feel that the QSO and I have established a very positive musical communication. I always look forward to working with this excellent orchestra.”
Eivind Aadland, Principal Guest Conductor 2012

“It’s a first-rate orchestra: incredibly quick and very expressive and musical. I felt very supported; it was a real dialogue I could have with the orchestra. It was a fantastic concert and I’m so happy it’s happening again.”
Sergio Tiempo, pianist - Brisbane News 28 March 2012


CHIEF CONDUCTOR
Johannes Fritzsch

PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR
Eivind Aadland

CONDUCTOR LAUREATE
Muhai Tang

CONDUCTOR EMERITUS
Werner Andreas Albert

CONCERTMASTER
Warwick Adeney

ASSOCIATE CONCERTMASTER
Alan Smith

VIOLIN 1
Glenn Christensen *
Linda Carello
Lynn Cole
Margaret Connolly
Priscilla Hocking
Ann Holtzapffel
Stephen Phillips
Rebecca Seymour
Joan Shih
Brenda Sullivan
Stephen Tooke
Brynley White

VIOLIN 2
Gail Aitken ~
Wayne Brennan ~
Jane Burroughs
Faina Dobrenko
Simon Dobrenko
Delia Kinmont
Natalie Low
Tim Marchmont
Frances McLean
Paulene Smith
Helen Travers
Harold Wilson

VIOLA
Yoko Okayasu ~
Bernard Hoey +
Charlotte Burbrook de Vere
Kirsten Hulin-Bobart
Jann Keir-Haantera
Helen Poggioli
Graham Simpson
Paula Stofman
Nicholas Tomkin

CELLO
David Lale ~
Simon Cobcroft >>
Kathryn Close
Andre Duthoit
Matthew Jones
Matthew Kinmont
Jenny Mikkelsen-Stokes
Kaja Skorka
Craig Allister Young

DOUBLE BASS
John Fardon ~
Dushan Walkowicz >>
Anne Buchanan
Justin Bullock
Paul O’Brien
Ken Poggioli

FLUTE
Alexis Kenny ~
Hayley Radke >>

PICCOLO
Michael Hallit *

OBOE
Huw Jones ~
Sarah Meagher >>
Alexa Murray

COR ANGLAIS
Vivienne Brooke *

CLARINET
Irit Silver ~
Brian Catchlove +
Kate Travers

BASS CLARINET
Nicholas Harmsen * 

BASSOON
Nicole Tait ~
David Mitchell >>
Evan Lewis

CONTRABASSOON
Claire Ramuscak *

FRENCH HORN
Malcolm Stewart ~
Peter Luff >>
Ian O’Brien *
Vivienne Collier-Vickers
Lauren Manuel

TRUMPET
Sarah Wilson ~
Richard Madden >>
John Gould
Paul Rawson

TROMBONE
Jason Redman ~
Dale Truscott >>

BASS TROMBONE
Tom Coyle *

TUBA
Thomas Allely *

HARP
Jill Atkinson *

TIMPANI
Tim Corkeron *

PERCUSSION
David Montgomery ~
Josh DeMarchi >>


~    Section Principal
=    Acting Section Principal
*    Principal
^    Acting Principal
>>  Associate Principal
+    Acting Associate Principal