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The Orchestra

Violin 1


Warwick Adeney

Prof. Ian Frazer AC & Mrs Caroline Frazer, Barbara Dean Hebden Bequest, Cathryn Mittelheuser AM, John Story AO and Georgina Story
Warwick Adeney was born into a large family of violinists and trained at the Queensland Conservatorium alongside three of his siblings. There he learnt with Dr Anthony Doheny, was a member of the Ambrosian Quartet,...
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Violin 2



Double Bass





Section Principal Bassoon

Nicole Tait

Chair sponsored in Memory of Margaret Mittelheuser AM
Whether it’s Bach, The Beatles or Beyoncé, it doesn't matter what your flavour is; music is important for liberating the soul and the mind. It moves us and motivates us. It can bring back a...
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French Horn


Section Principal Trumpet

Sarah Butler

Chair sponsored by Mrs Andrea Kriewaldt
NZ-born Sarah gained a B.Mus at Auckland University before travelling to study in the UK where she gained a Masters with distinction in performance at Trinity College of Music, London. Her tutors were Mark David,...
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Section Principal Trombone

Jason Redman

Chair sponsored by Frances and Stephen Maitland OAM RFD


Principal Tuba

Thomas Allely

Chair sponsored by Arthur Waring
Tuba player Thomas Allely hails from Christchurch, New Zealand. Thomas completed his undergraduate degree at Victoria University Wellington, and his postgraduate study in Australia with Steve Rosse of the Sydney Symphony, and also at DePaul...
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Principal Timpani

Tim Corkeron

Chair sponsored by Dr Philip Aitken and Dr Susan Urquhart, Peggy Allen Hayes