ABOUT US

Meet the TSO

We’ve been Tasmania’s orchestra for over 75 years. 

We’re proud to be one of Australia’s leading performing arts companies and part of the DNA of Tasmanian cultural life – we have been inspiring, invigorating, and delighting audiences through music since 1948. We are recognised across the island and throughout the world for our distinctive artistic identity that is forged from our people and our place. 

Our 47-piece orchestra performs an extensive and varied concert season in Hobart, a smaller season in Launceston, and concerts across regional Tasmania; as well as undertaking a significant recording schedule; undertaking meaningful community engagement projects; and delivering intensive training programs for players, composers, and conductors. 

"We have an orchestra in Tasmania that can give musical experiences of the highest international standard. Take advantage of that. World-class musicians and music in your own town”.

– eivind aadland, tso chief conductor and artistic director

Regardless of what we perform or where we play, every performance is an emotional adventure. Whether it’s the full Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in the Federation Concert Hall, intimate chamber music at Woolmers, the TSO Chorus raising the roof, an experiential Obscura performance at the Odeon, or a Live Sessions pub-style gig, experiencing the TSO live is to experience something joyous.  

It happens because we create unique moments in time that connect performers and audience. Composer and conductor. Orchestra and community. And it’s something we’re incredibly proud of. 

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

LEADERSHIP

Eivind Aadland

Eivind Aadland

Chief Conductor & Artistic Director

Supported by Anonymous

Emma McGrath

Emma McGrath

Concertmaster

Supported by Rob and Patricia Greenwell

Violin

Ji Won Kim

Ji Won Kim

Associate Concertmaster

Lucy Carrig-Jones

Lucy Carrig-Jones

Principal Second

Supported by Penny Clive & Bruce Neill

Jennifer Owen

Jennifer Owen

Principal First

Miranda Carson

Miranda Carson

In memory of Darrell Jones

Yue-Hong Cha

Yue-Hong Cha

Supported by Mr Yongyi Tao

Edwina George

Edwina George

Supported by Janet Holmes á Court AC

Michael Johnston

Michael Johnston

Supported by James  & Jacqueline Roberts-Thomson

Christine Lawson

Christine Lawson

Elinor Lea

Elinor Lea

Susanna Law

Susanna Low

Supported by Marc & Susan Duldig & Anonymous

Christopher Nicholas

Christopher Nicholas

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Rohana O'Malley

Supported by Helen Rule

Viola

Caleb Wright

Caleb Wright

Principal Viola

Douglas Coghill

Douglas Coghill

Supported by Margaret Sharpen

Anna Larsen Roach

Anna Larsen Roach

Supported by Dr Di Stow

William Newbery

William Newbery

Supported by Bill Oakley OAM

CELLO

Jonathan Bekes
Jonathan Békés

Principal Cello

Supported by David & Glenys Rich

Ivan James

Ivan James

Supported by Cath Adams & Steve Craft

Nicholas McManus

Nicholas McManus

Supported by Anthony G Mc Gee AM

Martin Penicka

Martin Penicka

Supported by David & Elizabeth de Burgh

DOUBLE BASS

Stuart Thomson

Stuart Thomson

Principal Double Bass

Supported by Patricia Leary

Aurora Henrich

Aurora Henrich

Supported by Andrew Parker

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Vacancy

Supported by Catherine & David Hamilton

WOODWIND

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Vacancy

Principal Flute

In memory of Ian Hicks
Lloyd Hudson

Lloyd Hudson

Principal Piccolo / Tutti Flute

Supported by David McEwan AM

Vacancy

Vacancy

Principal Oboe

Dinah Woods

Dinah Woods

Principal Cor Anglais / Tutti Oboe

Supported by John Cauchi AM & Catherine Walker

Andrew Seymour

Andrew Seymour

Principal Clarinet

Supported by Dr Peter Stanton

Eloise Fisher

Eloise Fisher

Principal Bass Clarinet / Tutti Clarinet

Supported by Louise & Tim Mooney AM

Tahnee Van Herk

Tahnee van Herk

Principal Bassoon

Supported by Dr Hilary Wallace

Vacancy

Vacancy

Principal Contrabassoon / Tutti Bassoon

BRASS

Greg Stephens

Greg Stephens

Principal First Horn

Supported by Anonymous

ClaudiaLeggett

Claudia Leggett

Principal Third Horn

Supported by Anonymous

Roger Jackson

Roger Jackson

Horn

Julian Leslie

Julian Leslie

Horn

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Vacancy

Principal Trumpet

Supported by Chris & John Sandow

Mark Bain

Mark Bain

Trumpet

Supported by Belinda Kendall-White

David Robins

David Robins

Principal Trombone

Supported by Ang Madden

Mitchell Nissen

Mitchell Nissen

Principal Bass Trombone

Supported by Anne & Don Challen AM

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Vacancy

Principal Tuba

Supported by Marie Heitz

TIMPANI / PERCUSSION

Matthew Goddard

Matthew Goddard

Principal Timpani

Supported by John & Marilyn Canterford

Gary Wain

Gary Wain

Principal Percussion

Supported by Caroline Sharpen

TSO Chorus

TSO CHORUS

From the Concert Hall to the beach, from Hong Kong to Berlin, the TSO Chorus have sung all over. Our choristers do it for the love of it and they’ve been doing it for more than 30 years.

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TSO Ensembles

OUR ENSEMBLES

Small but mighty, you can catch our ensembles in venues around the state; town halls, wineries, theatres and churches.

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OUR BOARD

Our Board of Directors steer the TSO, offering direction to ignite, energise, and delight both audiences and musicians, spreading inspiration from Tasmania to the world's stages.

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TSO MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

Executive
Caroline Sharpen Chief Executive Officer
Shayne Davies Executive Office Administrator

Development
Sarah Morrisby Director Development
Cath Adams Development Manager
Susie Harrison Development Officer

Artistic Identity
Simon Rogers Director Artistic Identity
Meriel Owen Manager Artistic Operations
Nadeena Beck Chorus Coordinator
Alethea Coombe Artist Liaison
June Tyzack Creative Producer, Obscura

Artistic Development
Kim Waldock Director Artistic Development
Matthew Dewey General Manager, TSO House
Jack Machin Learning & Community Projects Manager

Business Services
John De Paoli Director Business Services
Sharon Winters Business Services Executive
Syed Waleed Ali Business Services Officer

People and Culture 
Alison Nadebaum Director People and Culture

Audience and Experience
Peter Kilpatrick Director Audience and Experience
Robert Gibson Content Manager 
Frances Darcey Brand Manager
Carlia Fuller Digital Manager
Caleb Miller Digital Content Producer
Sam Bell and Ben Raynor Casual Digital Assistants
Vacant Customer Experience Manager
Elisa Carminati CRM Specialist 
Thomas Geale Team Leader, Customer Service
Otto Bell, Samantha Collins, Patrick Goddard, Sophia Mitchell, Glen Murray, Oliver Winspear Casual Customer Service Consultants 

Orchestra Management
Jacqui Walkden Director Operations
Emily Becker Orchestra Coordinator
Matthew McGrath Library Coordinator 
Wendy Page and Alexey Yemtsov Casual Library Assistants
Kayne Johnson Production Manager
Nicholas van den Enden Production Coordinator
Gavin Wolfe Production and Venue Assistant

The TSO Music Library is supported by Alan and Jan Rees.