The Melbourne Ring Orchestra

The Melburne Ring Orchestra

 

In bringing Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen to life in Melbourne, Opera Australia (OA) has created a festival of orchestral sound to celebrate this monumental work.

The Melbourne Ring Orchestra will unite 135 musicians from a wealth of local, national and international sources.

OA’s Melbourne performance partner, Orchestra Victoria, and its regular casual musicians will be joined by guest players from 9 other orchestras: the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (OA’s Sydney orchestra); the Sydney, Melbourne, Queensland, Tasmanian, and West Australian Symphony orchestras; the Orchestra of Beethovenhalle Bonn; the Lucerne Symphony; and the Oslo Philharmonic.

CO-CONCERT MASTERS

Roger Jonsson * (Das Rheingold, Siegfried)

 

Aubrey Murphy (Die Walküre; Götterdämmerung)


 

 

 

 

VIOLINS

Yi Wang *
Erica Kennedy *
Tomomi Brennan *
Anja Röhn є
Matt Hassall *
Roy Theaker

Elizabeth Ambrose *
Jessica Bell
Binny Baik *
Alyssa Conrau
Julien Dupont
Lubino Fernandes *
Freya Franzen
Rachel Gamer *
Kirsty Greig
Rachael Hunt *
Yu-Qing Rebecca Irwin º
Ceridwen Jones *
Edwina Kayser
Mara Miller *
Philip Nixon *
John Noble *  
Ruby Paskas
Alison Rayner ͌
Lynette Rayner
Martin Reddington *  
Matthew Rigby
Christine Ruiter *  
Charlotte Ryseenbeek
Oksana Thompson
Claire Tyrell
Olga Vakoussevitch
Tim Veldman
Rachel Westwood º
Stephanie Zarka

VIOLA

Paul McMillan *
Lawrence Jacks *

Suying Aw
Catherine Bishop *
Merewyn Bramble  
Jason Bunn *
Nadine Delbridge *
Thomas Higham
Raymond Hope *
Isabel Morse
Christian Read
Cora Teeuwen
Shani Williams

CELLI

Melissa Chominsky *
Diane Froomes *
Josephine Vains

Rachel Atkinson
Alister Barker
Sarah Cuming *
Philippa Gardner *
Rosanne Hunt  
Charlotte Jacke
Molly Kadarauch
Anna Orzech
Tania Hardy-Smith *
Andrea Taylor *
Zoe Wallace
Paul Zabrowarny *

BASSI

Davin Holt *
Dennis Vaughan *
Stuart Riley

Kylie Davis
Matthew Thorne *  
Miranda Hill  
Nic Synot
Lowri Morgan
Hugh Kluger
Emma Sullivan

FLUTE  

Lisa Maree-Amos * 
Derek Jones
Lorraine Bradbury *
Melissa Doecke

PICCOLO

Michael Smith *
Michael Waye ǂ

 

OBOE

Stephen Robinson * 
Joshua De Graaf * 
Jessica Foot
Sebastien Robinson

COR ANGLAIS

Dafydd Camp*  
Geoffrey Dodd

CLARINET 

Paul Champion *
Richard Sholl *
Robin Henry  
David Griffith

BASS CLARINET

Andrew Mitchell *
Nicholas Evans

BASSOON

Matthew Ockenden º
Tahnee Van Herk *
Hugh Ponnuthurai
Oscar Garrido De La Rosa 

HORN

Jasen Moulton *
Geoffrey Winter ×
Evgeny Chebykin
Heather McMahon *
Linda Hewett *
Lauren Manuel ᵜ
Heath Parkinson ɞ
Lisa Wynne-Allen º

WAGNER TUBA / HORN

Anton Schroeder *
Georgia Ioakamidis-McDougall
Julia Brooke ǂ
Marnie Sebire ~

TRUMPET

Mark Fitzpatrick *
Anthony Pope *
Josh Rogan
Mark Skillington *

BASS TRUMPET

Matthew Allison ^

TROMBONE 

Scott Evans * 
Anthony Gilham *

BASS TROMBONE

William Farmer º

CONTRABASS TROMBONE

Eric Klay ∞

TUBA

Jonathan Woods *

TIMPANI

Guy Du Blệt *
David Clarence º

PERCUSSION

Conrad Nilsson *
Paul Sablinskis *
Daniel Richardson
Greg Sully 

HARP

Mary Anderson *
Delyth Stafford
Jacinta Dennett
Alannah Guthrie Jones
Yinou Mu
Jessica Fotinos

OFF-STAGE

Jasen Moulton *, Geoffrey Winter ×,
Evgeny Chebykin, Heath Parkinson ɞ,
Lisa Wynne-Allen º (Horn)
Ian Bell, Ben Anderson (Stierhorn)
Stephen Robinson * (Cor Anglais) 
Conrad Nilsson *, Greg Sully,
Jennifer Morrish (Percussion)

 

Orchestra Victoria *

Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra º

The Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn ×

Lucerne Symphony Orchestra є

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra ∞

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra ^

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra   ͌

Queensland Symphony Orchestra ᵜ

Sydney Symphony Orchestra ~

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra ɞ

West Australian Symphony Orchestra ǂ

Italics denotes Principal Player