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Sydney Symphony Fellowship

Designed to give young pre-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 great musicians themselves.

Our Fellows have performed for the Pope. Received masterclasses from sold-out soloists. And enjoyed their own successes.

These are our Fellows. And for over 20 years, we’ve proudly watched them go on to enjoy highly successful careers in Australia and abroad – with 86% of alumni now professional musicians

The Fellowship program lays the groundwork through intense preparation and training including masterclasses with globally renowned artists, mentorship from twelve of the Sydney Symphony’s musicians, and the opportunity to play in chamber and orchestral performances, including mainstage and regional programs.

In a year-long journey, we support our Fellows with further development of technical skills, insights into career management and preparation for auditions – helping to develop sustainable and rewarding careers.

The 2022 Fellows

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

2022 Strings Fellows Gallery

Fellows Concerts

Experience the passion and talent of our Fellows first-hand.

2022 Brass Percussion Fellows 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.

2020 Fellows Group Shot Listing

2022 Fellowship Patrons

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.