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Phillip Sametz

Pre-Concert Speaker

Phillip Sametz has spent his working life advocating for music and musicians – in print, online, as a radio broadcaster, on stage and as tour leader.

In 2023 he will lead six tours for Renaissance Tours, taking groups to – among other cultural events – the Adelaide Festival, the first Ring cycle to be staged in regional Australia (in Bendigo), the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville and a week of opera and orchestral music in New York.

His annotations and articles appear regularly in the program books and web pages of the Queensland and Adelaide Symphony orchestras, and the Melbourne Recital Centre. His history of the Sydney Symphony, Play On!, was published by ABC Books.

Since 2019, he has helped mentor aspiring music professionals as tutor for the Words About Music course at the Australian Youth Orchestra’s annual National Music Camp.