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Sydney Symphony Fellowship

Designed to give the next generation of professional musicians the best springboard to a career in music.

Our Fellows have the opportunity to be inspired by musical greats – while on the path to becoming leading musicians themselves.

For over 21 years the Sydney Symphony have been dedicated to developing the next generation of professional orchestral musicians through holistic learning and a hands-on approach.

The year-long program lays the groundwork through intense preparation and training, including masterclasses with globally renowned artists, dedicated mentorship from the Sydney Symphony’s musicians, and the opportunity to explore a range of diverse musical styles in chamber and orchestral performances, including mainstage and regional programs.

We support our Fellows with further development of technical skills, insights into career management and audition preparation – helping them to develop sustainable and rewarding careers.

The 2024 Fellows

13 talented musicians. Find out what makes our Fellows so special.

2024 Fellows Gallery V2

Fellowship Applications

Applications for the 2025 Fellowship program have now closed.

2024 Fellows Auditions Gallery

Fellowship Alumni

In 2016, research by the BYP Group found that the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship program is addressing an unmet need in the Australian orchestral sector.

2024 Fellows Alumni Gallery


The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is grateful for the support of our Fellowship patrons who make this program possible. The Fellowship program receives leadership support from Paul Salteri AO & Sandra Salteri, the Patricia H Reid Endowment Fund as well as the Estate of the late Helen MacDonnell Morgan.

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship program is also generously supported by Creative Australia and Create NSW and Presenting Partner Coxswain Alliance.

To find out more about how you can support the career development of Australia’s Emerging Artists contact Laura Brotodihardjo on (02) 8215 4646 or email