Meet the Orchestra

We are very fortunate to have the most talented baroque specialists from around Australia playing with our orchestra.

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…what stands out at concert after concert is the impression that this bunch of musicians is having a really good time. They look at each other and smile, they laugh…there’s a warmth and sense of fun not often associated with classical performance.
– Sydney Morning Herald

Artistic Director 
Paul Dyer AO, Sydney

Concertmaster
Shaun Lee-Chen, Perth, Baroque Violin

Associate Concertmaster
Matt Bruce, Sydney, Baroque Violin

Baroque Violin
Ben Dollman*, Adelaide 
Aaron Brown, New York 
Stephanie Eldridge, Bendigo 
Rafael Font, Sydney
Matthew Greco, Sydney
Natalia Harvey, Melbourne
Miranda Hutton, Auckland 
David Irving, Melbourne
Shane Lestideau, Melbourne
Skye McIntosh, Sydney 
Anna McMichael, Sydney
Lorraine Moxey (1), Orange 
Bianca Porcheddu (2), Canberra 
Catherine Shugg, Melbourne 
Simone Slattery, Adelaide
Emma Williams, Melbourne

Baroque Viola
Monique O’Dea* (3), Sydney 
James Eccles, Sydney
Simón Gangotena, Quito
Christian Read, Melbourne
Marianne Yeomans, Sydney

Baroque Cello
Jamie Hey*, Melbourne 
Anthea Cottee, Sydney
Dan Curro, Brisbane
Rosemary Quinn, Sydney

Viola da Gamba/Lirone
Anthea Cottee, Sydney
Laura Vaughan, Melbourne 

Bass/Violone
Rob Nairn*, Adelaide 

Theorbo/Baroque Guitar
Tommie Andersson*, Sydney

Baroque & Period Flute/Recorder/Piccolo
Melissa Farrow*, Sydney 
Mikaela Oberg, Sydney

Baroque Oboe
Kirsten Barry*, Melbourne 
Emma Black*, Vienna
Kaori Katayama, Den Haag, Netherlands

Period Clarinet
Craig Hill*, Melbourne 
Marie Ross, Auckland
Ashley Sutherland, Melbourne
Nicole van Bruggen, Sunshine Coast

Baroque Bassoon
Jane Gower*, Canberra 
Brock Imison, Melbourne
John Myatt, Thornbury

Baroque & Period Horn
Darryl Poulsen*, Perth 
Dorée Dixon, Perth

Sackbut
Nigel Crocker*, Sydney 
Roslyn Jorgensen*, Sydney 
Brett Page*, Sydney
Keal Couper

Baroque Trumpet
Leanne Sullivan*, Sydney
Rainer Saville, Sydney
Simon Wolnizer, Sydney
Matthew Manchester, Sydney
Alex Bieri, Sydney 

Timpani/Percussion
Brian Nixon*, Sydney 
Jess Ciampa, Sydney

Harpsichord/Chamber Organ
Paul Dyer, Sydney
Heidi Jones (4), Sydney
Joanna Tondys, Sydney

* Denotes section leader
(1) Lorraine Moxey appears courtesy of Kinross Wolaroi School, Orange (staff)
(2) Bianca Porcheddu appears courtesy of St. Francis Xavier College, Florey ACT (staff)
(3) Monique O’Dea appears courtesy of Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney (staff)
(4) Heidi Jones appears courtesy of SCEGGS Darlinghurst (staff)

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