The Orchestra Project Inc. (VIC) was established by conductor Fabian Russell in 2002 as a training ensemble for the development of Australia's best young orchestral musicians. Alongside Russell himself, former MSO Chief Conductors Markus Stenz and Oleg Caetani conducted major concerts throughout 2002- 2006 and former ANAM Artistic Directors John Harding and Brett Dean regularly performed in concerts


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Peter Tregear (Chair)
Fabian Russell (Artistic Director)
Tim Kennedy (Executive Producer)
Jess Hort (Orchestra Manager)

Principal Partner 

Cybec Foundation

Previous Sponsors

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Victoria
The Consort of Melbourne
The Australian National Academy of Music Monash University
  Academy of Performing Arts
Victorian College of the Arts
The Robert Salzer Foundation
The Musician Project (NSW)


The first project was a performance of Mahler's Sixth Symphony under Markus Stenz in 2003. Subsequent projects have included performances of major orchestral works by Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, Igor Stravinsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Maurice Ravel, and Sergei Prokofiev, along with a world premiere of a new completion of W. A. Mozart's 'Great' Mass in C Minor, among others. 

Hear us.

Archival recordings of some of our performances can be found on our 'Media' page or by clicking here

Support Us

The work of the Orchestra Project is only possible through the generous donation of time, expertise and money from our supporters.  Donations to support the educational and outreach work of The Orchestra Project can be made on-line via GiveNow here.

Next Projects

Jonny Strikes Up!
Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne
8:00 pm, Friday 4 Oct 2019

Tickets Here 

Mendelssohn & Mahler
Verbruggen Hall, Sydney Con.
7:30 pm, Tuesday 10 December 2019

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