‘‘The experience I got playing in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra [as a Fellow] with such world-class colleagues was incredibly inspiring and the opportunity to play so much chamber music throughout the year was an amazing privilege.’’
Alex Norton, Sydney Symphony first violin and 2006 Fellow
We have recently made the difficult decision to postpone the Fellowship program’s public concerts until the end of August, as it is important to us that everyone stays safe and well.
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The Sydney Symphony Fellowship program has been designed to give young pre-professional musicians the best springboard to a career in music.
Working alongside our musicians, Sydney Symphony Fellows perform in our mainstage concerts, receive coaching from Orchestra members and guest artists. Fellows bring their newly enhanced playing skills and experience to the concert hall stage, performing as part of the Orchestra across our mainstage series and as members of chamber music ensembles.
Fellows also join the Orchestra for performances in regional centres as well as our community, education, and community programs.
Details about the next intake and audition process will be made available in 2021.
You must be:
We typically recruit for the following instruments:
A proposed program of activity will be available when applications next open.
The Sydney Symphony’s 2020/21 Fellowship program includes:
For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is grateful for the support of our Fellowship patrons who make this program possible.
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship program is generously supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and Create NSW.
Meet the 10 extraordinary young musicians who are our 2020/21 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows.
Our next intake will be for the 2022 season. Details of the application process and proposed program will be announced in 2021.
Bridget O'Donnell talks about her year and experiences as a Sydney Symphony Fellow in this short video.
"The Fellowship Program aims to produce adventurous, inspiring and highly adaptable musicians who can imagine something beyond themselves and help create a strong and vibrant future for music."
Fellowship alumni have won positions in some of the finest orchestras in Europe, Asia, and Australia.