The Australian Chamber Orchestra has announced the participants in its prestigious Emerging Artists program for 2019. The eight talented young musicians, selected through a competitive audition process, will work alongside the ACO’s musicians in rehearsals and performances as members of ACO Collective, the orchestra’s education and regional touring ensemble, which is directed by Pekka Kuusisto.
The Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 2019 Emerging Artists. Photo © Zan Wimberley
This year’s participants are violinists William Huxtable (WA), Gemma Lee (NSW), Mana Ohashi (VIC), Harry Ward (NSW), violists Molly Collier-O’Boyle (QLD), Mariette Reefman (NSW), cellist James Morley (SA) and double bassist Jaan Pallandi (NSW).
“We are delighted to announce our eight Emerging Artists for 2019 – the largest ever cohort in the program’s 12-year history,” said the ACO’s Managing Director, Richard Evans. “We are immensely proud of the ongoing success of this program, which has seen Emerging Artist alumni go on to work with professional orchestras around the world, including six graduating to become members of the ACO.”
ACO violinist Glenn Christensen and Emerging Artist William Huxtable. Photo © Zan Wimberley
Each of the Emerging...