The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra has been inspiring, invigorating and entertaining audiences since 1948. Based in Hobart’s Federation Concert Hall, the 47-piece TSO performs an extensive and varied concert season in Hobart, a smaller season in Launceston as well as concerts elsewhere in Tasmania. The TSO enjoys a profile well beyond the shores of the island state, having taken out major national awards in recent years for performances and recordings. Further afield, the orchestra has toured Asia, Europe, North and South America and the Middle East. Eager to connect with as many Tasmanians as possible, the TSO offers a wide-ranging education and outreach program and attracts diverse audiences to its highly successful Live Sessions concerts, which are given in sheds, microbreweries and other non-traditional venues. A still wider audience has been reached though collaborations with Victorian Opera, Mona Foma and Dark Mofo. The TSO is at the forefront of nurturing the next generation of composers and conductors with intensive training programs such as the Australian Composers’ School, Australian Conducting Academy and Louise Crossley Conducting Workshop. A much-recorded orchestra, the TSO has over 80 CDs in its catalogue, including more than 20 in the Australian Composer Series on ABC Classics and 17 in the Romantic Piano Concerto Series on the British label Hyperion. For works which require choral forces, the TSO is joined by the TSO Chorus, an auditioned group of approximately 80 voices. Eivind Aadland is the orchestra’s Chief Conductor and Artistic Director.

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Eivind Aadland

Chief Conductor & Artistic Director

Supported by Anonymous

Marko Letonja

Conductor Laureate

Supported by Anonymous

Johannes Fritzsch

Principal Guest Conductor

Supported by TSO Staff


Emma McGrath


Supported by Rob & Patricia Greenwell

Lucy Carrig-Jones

Principal Second

Supported by Bruce Neil & Penny Clive

Jennifer Owen

Principal First Violin

Supported by Lisa Roberts

Miranda Carson

Support In memory of Darrell Jones

Yue-Hong Cha

Supported by Mr Yongyi Tao

Edwina George

Supported by Janet Holmes à Court AC

Elinor Lea

Supported by Dr Elinor Morrisby

Michael Johnston

Christine Lawson

Supported by Ann Tolman

Susanna Low

Christopher Nicholas

Rohana O'Malley

Supported by Helen Rule


Douglas Coghill

Supported by Margaret Sharpen

Anna Larsen Roach

Supported by Dr Di Stow

William Newbery

Supported by Dr Donald Hempton


Jonathan Békés 

Principal Cello

Supported by David & Glenys Rich

Ivan James

Supported by Cath Adams & Steve Craft

Martin Penicka

Supported by David & Elizabeth de Burgh

double bass

Stuart Thomson

Principal Double Bass

Supported by Patricia Leary

Aurora Henrich

Supported by Andrew Parker

James Menzies

Supported by Catherine & David Hamilton


Douglas Mackie

Principal Flute

Support In Memory of Ian Hicks

Lloyd Hudson


Supported by David McEwan AM

Dinah Woods

Oboe/Cor Anglais

Supported by John Cauchi AM & Catherine Walker

Andrew Seymour

Principal Clarinet

Supported by Dr Peter Stanton

Eloise Fisher

Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

Supported by Louise & Tim Mooney AM

Tahnee van Herk

Principal Bassoon

Supported by Dr Hilary Wallace


Greg Stephens

Principal Horn

Supported by Anonymous

Roger Jackson

Supported by TJ Foster

Yoram Levy

Principal Trumpet

Supported by Chris & John Sandow

Mark Bain

Supported by Belinda Kendall-White

David Robins

Principal Trombone

Supported by Angela Madden

Mitchell Nissen

Principal Bass Trombone

Supported by Anne & Don Challen AM

Tim Jones

Principal Tuba

Supported by Marie Heitz & David Boyles


Matthew Goddard

Principal Timpani

Supported by John & Marilyn Canterford

Gary Wain

Principal Percussion

Supported by Caroline Sharpen


Principal Viola

Supported by Jo Strutt

Principal Oboe

TSO MUSIC Library & TSO CHorus

David Harvey

Orchestra Librarian

Supported by Alan & Jan Rees

June Tyzack


Supported by Michelle Warren

tso management & administration

Caroline Sharpen Chief Executive Officer
Shaunagh O’Neill Executive Assistant
Jenny Compton Learning and Engagement Executive Producer

Sarah Morrisby Director Philanthropy
Cath Adams Partnerships and Philanthropy Executive
Brooke Everingham Philanthropy and Events Coordinator
Susie Harrison Philanthropy Assistant

Artistic Management
Simon Rogers Director Artistic Planning
Meriel Owen Manager Artistic Operations
June Tyzack Chorusmaster
Nadeena Beck Chorus Coordinator 
Alethea Coombe Artist Liaison 

Business Services
John De Paoli Director Business Services
Sharon Winters Business Services Executive
Ewen Wen Accounting Executive

People and Culture 
Alison Nadebaum Director People and Culture

Marketing and Sales

Mark Elliott Director Marketing and Sales (Interim)
Robert Gibson Content Manager and Special Projects Curator
Frances Darcey Marketing and Communications Executive
Caleb Miller Digital Content Producer
Finn Clarke Digital Content Assistant
Kateryna Collier Customer Experience Lead
Elisa Carminati CRM Specialist 
Glen Murray Assistant Box Office Manager
Caragh Meikle, Lisa Roberts, Levy Singleton, Oliver Winspear Casual Customer Service Consultants 

Orchestra Management
Jacqui Walkden Director Operations
Emily Becker Orchestra Coordinator
David Harvey Digital, Licencing, and TSO House Coordinator
Matthew McGrath Library Coordinator 
Rob Rule Production Manager (Interim)
Carlo Maur Production Coordinator
Nicholas van den Enden Production Coordinator