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The Opera Australia Orchestra during a performance of Andrea Chenier at the Sydney Opera House

Orchestra musicians

The Opera Australia Orchestra is the busiest of all Australian orchestras, giving around 300 performances each year.

See which musicians are playing in the upcoming performances.

La Bohème

Carmen

Don Giovanni


Italics Principal
* Associate Principal
^ Guest Principal
† Acting Assistant Principal
° Contract Musician


 

La BohÈme: complete musician list — all performances

First Violin
Huy-Nguyen Bui Associate Concertmaster
Katherine Lukey Deputy Concertmaster
Catalin Ungureanu
Tony Gault
Virginia Blunt
Adrian Keating
Marek Kruszynski
Ben Smith
Kelly Tang°
Dominique Gallery
Ursula Luxton
Yuhki Mayne
Michele O'Young
Tracy Wan

Second Violin
Airena Nakamura
Mark Fitzpatrick*
Yu Qing Rebecca Irwin
Rachel Easton
Daniel Rosenbaum
Rachel Westwood
Tobias Aan
Anthea Hetherington
Reafen Liu
Daniel Lopez
Kerry Martin
Jennifer Taylor
Arne Tripolone

Viola
Virginia Comerford
Tara Hougton
Magdalena Kruszynska
Amanda Murphy
Ella Brinch
Charlotte Fetherston
Greg Ford
Georgina Price
Neil Thompson

Cello
Teije Hylkema
Eszter Mikes-Liu*
Andrew Hines
Pierre Emery
Margaret Iddison
Paul Ghica
Heather Lindsay
Miles Mullin-Chivers
Victoria Parkin
Thomas Rann

Double Bass
Brett Berthold
Andrew Meisel*
Edmund Bastian
Bonita Williams
Robin Brawley
Jennifer Druery
Oliver Simpson

Flute
Elizabeth Pring
Amanda Hollins*
Lisa Osmialowski^
Nicola Crowe°
Jessica Lee

Piccolo
James Fortune^

Oboe
Conall McClure
Matthew Tighe*
Jonathan Ryan°
Nicola Bell

Cor Anglais
Mark Bruwel

Clarinet
Peter Jenkin
Philip Green*
Paul Champion^
Richard Rourke

Bass Clarinet
John Lewis
Alex McCracken^

Bassoon
Douglas Eyre
Matthew Ockenden*
Melissa Woodroffe

Horn
Sydney Braunfeld
Bourian Boubbov

Lisa Wynne-Allen
Robert Johnson^°
Lee Wadenpfuhl°
Jenny McLeod-Sneyd
Katy Grisdale^
Milen Boubbov

Trumpet
Joshua Clarke
Craig Ross*
Brian Evans
Colin Grisdale°
Bruce Hellmers

Trombone
Gregory van der Struik
Brett Favell*
William Farmer
Roslyn Jorgensen
Amanda Tillett^
Colin Burrows^

Cimbasso
Edwin Diefes

Timpani
David Clarence
Allan Watson*

Percussion
Shaun Trubiano
Kevin Man*
Joshua Hill
Hugh Tidy
Kerryn Joyce
Shanie Klas

Harp
Jane Rosenson
Natalie Wong^

Onstage banda
Diane Berger
Jessica Lee
Kendal Cuneo
Isabella Harvey
Anita Cook
Stefania Kurniawan

 

Italics Principal
* Associate Principal
^ Guest Principal
† Acting Assistant Principal
° Contract Musician

 

Carmen: complete musician list — all performances

First Violin
Katherine Lukey Deputy Concertmaster
Catalin Ungureanu
Tony Gault

Yu Qing Rebecca Irwin
Adrian Keating
Rachel Westwood
Kelly Tang°
Tobias Aan
Julia Broom
Yeonhee Kim
Daniel Lopez
Yuhki Mayne
Michele O'Young
James Steendam
Tracy Wan

Second Violin
Airena Nakamura
Mark Fitzpatrick*
Virginia Blunt
Rachel Easton
Marek Kruszynski
Daniel Rosenbaum
Ben Smith
Dominique Gallery
Reafen Liu
Kerry Martin
Jennifer Taylor
Arne Tripolone

Viola
Virginia Comerford
Jacqueline Cronin^
Tara Houghton
Magdalena Kruszynska
Amanda Murphy
Ella Brinch
Beth Condon
Greg Ford
Ken Milton
Karina Schmitz
Neil Thompson
David Wicks

Cello
Teije Hylkema
Eszter Mikes-Liu*
Andrew Hines
Pierre Emery
Margaret Iddison
Klara Ausserhuber
Eleanor Betts
Minah Choe
Paul Ghica
Heather Lindsay

Double Bass
Brett Berthold
Andrew Meisel*
Edmund Bastian
Bonita Williams
Josef Bisits
Jennifer Druery

Flute
Elizabeth Pring
Amanda Hollins*
Diane Berger
Nicola Crowe°
Lisa Osmialowski^

Oboe
Conall McClure
Matthew Tighe*
Mark Bruwel
Jonathan Ryan^°

Clarinet
Peter Jenkin
Philip Green*
Richard Rourke
John Lewis

Bassoon
Douglas Eyre
Matthew Ockenden*
Gillian Hansen
Melissa Woodroffe
Alex Farrugia

Horn
Sydney Braunfeld
Bourian Boubbov

Lisa Wynne-Allen
Robert Johnson^°
Lee Wadenpfuhl°
Milen Boubbov
Katy Grisdale

Trumpet
Joshua Clarke
Craig Ross*
Brian Evans
Colin Grisdale°

Trombone
Gregory van der Struik
Brett Favell*
William Farmer
Brett Page
William Kinmont

Timpani
David Clarence
Allan Watson*

Percussion
Shaun Trubiano
Kevin Man*
Joshua Hill
Tim Paillas

Harp
Jane Rosenson
Natalie Wong^

 

Italics Principal
* Associate Principal
^ Guest Principal
† Acting Assistant Principal
° Contract Musician

 

Don Giovanni: complete musician list — all performances 

First Violin
Jun Yi Ma Concertmaster and Orchestra Director
Katherine Lukey Deputy Concertmaster
Tony Gault
Rachel Easton
Adrian Keating
Marek Kruszynski
Ben Smith
Kelly Tang°
Belinda Jezek
Ursula Luxton
Yuhki Mayne

Second Violin
Airena Nakamura
Mark Fitzpatrick*
Yu Qing Rebecca Irwin
Virginia Blunt
Daniel Rosenbaum
Julia Broom
Amanda Chen
Reafen Liu
Jennifer Taylor
Arne Tripolone

Viola
Virginia Comerford
Jacqueline Cronin^
Tara Houghton
Magdalena Kruszynska
Amanda Murphy
Greg Ford
David Wicks

Cello
Teije Hylkema
Eszter Mikes-Liu*
Andrew Hines
Margaret Iddison
Heather Lindsay
Thomas Rann

Double Bass
Brett Berthold
Andrew Meisel*
Bonita Williams
Josef Bisits
Robin Brawley

Flute
Amanda Hollins*
Diane Berger
Nicola Crowe°
James Fortune

Oboe
Conall McClure
Matthew Tighe*
Mark Bruwel
Nicola Bell

Clarinet
Peter Jenkin
Philip Green*
Richard Rourke
John Lewis

Bassoon
Douglas Eyre
Matthew Ockenden*
Gillian Hansen
Melissa Woodroffe

Horn
Sydney Braunfeld
Lisa Wynne-Allen
Robert Johnson^°
Lee Wadenpfuhl°

Trumpet
Joshua Clarke
Craig Ross*
Brian Evans
Colin Grisdale°

Trombone
Gregory van der Struik
Brett Favell*
William Farmer
Brett Page
Nigel Crocker

Timpani
David Clarence
Allan Watson*

Mandolin
Stephen Lalor^

Onstage Banda
Catalin Ungureanu
Rachel Westwood
Pierre Emery
Edmund Bastian

Italics Principal
* Associate Principal
^ Guest Principal
† Acting Assistant Principal
° Contract Musician