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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 leading musicians themselves.

For over 20 years, we've proudly watched our Fellows go on to enjoy highly successful careers in Australia and abroad. Over 85% of our Fellowship alumni are professional musicians.

The Fellowship program lays the groundwork through intense preparation and training including masterclasses with globally renowned artists, mentorship from the Sydney Symphony’s musicians, and the opportunity to play 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 preparation for auditions – helping to develop sustainable and rewarding careers.

Fellowship Applications

Applications for the 2023 Fellowship program are now open! Read on for details on the application process.

2022 Woodwinds Fellows Gallery

The 2023 Fellowship program includes:

  • A bursary of $33,644 which covers performance calls across mainstage and chamber music performances as well as a stipend.
  • Participation in chamber music performances.
  • A program of professional training and performance activities including mentoring by members of the Sydney Symphony and masterclasses with our guest artists and soloists.
  • Professional development in the areas of audition, rehearsal and performance preparation, stagecraft, career management as well as providing informed approaches to long-term health and wellbeing.

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.