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Orchestra

Orchestra

The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (AOBO) is the busiest of all Australian orchestras, giving around 250 performances each year.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Opera Australia, the AOBO performs for Opera Australia and The Australian Ballet during their respective Sydney seasons, as well as Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.

In a typical year, the Sydney-based AOBO will give some 175 performances of more than a dozen operas, and more than 80 performances for The Australian Ballet. The Orchestra will work with a dozen different conductors and perform repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Berg. It also appears in gala concerts and special events such as Mazda Opera in the Domain and the New Year’s Eve Gala Concert, both in Sydney.

For more information about the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (AOBO), please contact us at:

T: 02 9699 1099
F: 02 9699 3184
E: aobo@opera.org.au


Concertmaster and Artistic Advisor Jun Yi Ma 
Associate Concertmaster Huy-Nguyen Bui 

Violin
Katherine Lukey Deputy Concertmaster
Catalin Ungureanu Principal 1st Violin
Tony Gault Associate Principal 1st Violin
Airena Nakamura Principal 2nd Violin
Mark Fitzpatrick Associate Principal 2nd Violin
Virginia Blunt
Thomas Dundas
Rachel Easton
Yu-Qing Rebecca Irwin
Adrian Keating
Marek Kruszynski
Daniel Rosenbaum
Robert Sek
Jaroslaw Talar
Rachel Westwood

Viola
Virginia Comerford Principal
Tara Houghton
Magda Kruszynska
Amanda Murphy

Cello
Teije Hylkema Principal
Eszter Mikes-Liu Associate Principal
Andrew Hines Acting Assistant Principal
Pierre Emery
Margaret Iddison
Henry Urbanavicius

Double Bass
Brett Berthold Principal
Andrew Meisel Associate Principal
Edmund Bastian
Bonita Williams

Flute
Elizabeth Pring Principal
Amanda Hollins Associate Principal

Piccolo
Diane Berger Principal

Oboe
Conall McClure Principal
Matthew Tighe Acting Principal
Mark Bruwel

Cor Anglais
Andrew Malec Principal

Clarinet
Peter Jenkin Principal
Phillip Green Associate Principal
Richard Rourke

Bassoon
Douglas Eyre Principal
Matthew Ockenden Associate Principal
Gillian Hansen

Horn
Julian Leslie Principal
Bourian Boubbov Principal Third Horn
Victoria Chatterley
Lisa Wynne-Allen

Trumpet
Joshua Clarke Principal
Craig Ross Associate Principal

Cornet
Brian Evans Principal

Trombone
Gregory van der Struik Principal
Brett Favell Associate Principal
William Farmer

Bass Trombone
Brett Page Principal

Tuba
Edwin Diefes Principal

Timpani
David Clarence Principal
Allan Watson Associate Principal

Percussion
Shaun Trubiano Principal

Harp
Jane Rosenson Principal


 

Orchestra Victoria

During Opera Australia seasons at the Arts Centre Melbourne, our performance partner is Orchestra Victoria.