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2023 Musicians and Program


Andrew Barnes


Growing up in Sydney Andrew studied bassoon while pursuing degrees of Economics and Law. After working with KPMG Peat Marwick Andrew received a scholarship to pursue the study of the bassoon in Europe. Andrew subsequently completed studies in the United States. 

Andrew returned to Australia in 1995 where he played for 3 years at Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Andrew was appointed to the distinguished faculty of Indiana University School of Music in 1998 where he taught bassoon and coordinated chamber music. He returned to Australia in 2002 to take up the position of Lecturer of Bassoon and Chair of Woodwind at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Since that time Andrew has been regular principal bassoon with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Australia Ensemble and a founding member of the New Sydney Wind Quintet. He has also performed regularly as principal with the Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and the Queensland Orchestra.

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Jacqueline Cronin


Jacqueline has performed widely throughout Australia with numerous ensembles and orchestras, including the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Opera Australia Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. Jacqueline is currently appearing as Guest Associate Principal Viola of the Opera Australia Orchestra. Jacqueline is also an active chamber musician, performing regularly in festivals across Australia, and with the Sydney Omega Ensemble, Sonus Piano Quartet and the Seraphim Trio. Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Music with distinction from the Canberra School of Music and a Masters of Music Performance from the University of Melbourne.

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Euan Harvey

French Horn

Euan joined the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 2008 after four years with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.  After completing degrees in Music and Business Administration in NZ, Euan worked as a tax specialist before taking up a scholarship to study horn at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.  Euan was formerly Co-Principal Horn of the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra, Switzerland and with them played all over the world. He has performed as principal horn with all of the major orchestras in Australia and New Zealand.  Euan is also in demand as a teacher and is currently on the faculty of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. As a chamber musician, Euan has performed and recorded extensively. In addition to his musical activities, Euan is Director of the boutique Chartered Accountancy practice ‘Artist Accounts’, offering taxation advice to musicians, artists, rock bands, sound engineers and charitable trusts in New Zealand.  

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Jonathan Henderson


Jonathan Henderson trained in Queensland before moving to Europe to work with leading flute professors. He completed his Doctoral Studies (PhD) at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. He has since carved out a career in Australia and the Nordic countries. Between 2012 and 2019 he was principal flautist of the Estonian National Opera Orchestra. As guest principal, he has performed with the Turku and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestras in Finland, the Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and the Opera Australia Orchestra. He has also been invited to perform with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Nordic Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Queensland Symphony Orchestra among others. Maintaining a special interest in chamber music, Jonathan is the founder and artistic director of Contra Concerts and flautist with the Australian Debussy Trio. He has directed the New Theatre Ensemble in Estonia and performed as a member of the Southern Cross Soloists

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Heather Lindsay


Heather plays cello with the Opera Australia Orchestra. Heather has performed with the SSO, the ACO, at festivals such as the Four Winds Festival  and the Lake District Summer Music Festival in the UK as well as doing regular session work. She has also worked for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

Heather completed her music degree at the Sydney  Conservatorium.  She was a founding member of the Greenway String Quartet with whom she performed in China, Austria, Germany and the UK, as well as  around Australia. The quartet were finalists in the 2005 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition and travelled to Austria and  China for festival performances. In 2006 the Greenway String Quartet were awarded the Henderson Scholarship which allowed them to study a Masters of Music Performance together in Germany and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK. 

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Emily Long


Emily plays in the first violin section of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra  She is fortunate to play a Leandro Bisiach violin on loan from the SSO.

Emily studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Royal Academy in London. Emily has performed in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony, Opera Australia Orchestra, and has toured to Japan, Italy, China, Malaysia and Europe.

An active chamber musician, Emily has performed in the SSO's Utzon Room series and was a founding member of the Sydney Omega Ensemble. Together with Euan Harvey she has recorded the Brahms Horn Trio for ABC Classic FM, as well as recording multiple CDs with the Linden Quartet.  She has toured NSW for Musica Viva, recorded for ABC Classic FM's Sunday Live program and appeared in the Four Winds Festival near Bermagui. 

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Alex Morris


Alex Morris hails from Bundaberg in regional Queensland. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the Queensland Conservatorium, before attending the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne and then studying in Los Angeles. Before joining the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as Principal Bass Clarinet in 2018, he was Assistant Principal Clarinet and Bass Clarinet of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (2016–2018). In addition to his work in Vancouver, he has performed as guest principal clarinet with the Sydney, Melbourne, and Tasmanian symphony orchestras, as well as the Malaysian Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Opera Australia Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. As a concerto soloist he has appeared with the Aspen Music Festival, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the South Melbourne Symphony.

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Tim Nankervis


Cellist, Timothy Nankervis, is a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He has won numerous awards for cello performance, and for chamber music as a member of the acclaimed Seraphim Trio. Tim has performed widely throughout Australia as a soloist and with the Seraphim Trio, and has broadcast regularly for the ABC and MBS music stations across the country. He has performed the Beethoven Triple Concerto, Brahms Double Concerto and Dvorak Cello Concerto with orchestras in Sydney and Queensland, and he has performed as soloist with Orchestra Victoria, playing Tchaikovsky's 'Rococo' Variations. Tim is a member of the Australian World Orchestra and performs regularly with ACO. He is also passionate about music education, teaching privately and at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Tim also tutors regularly for the Australian Youth Orchestra and Sydney Youth Orchestra.

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Alex Norton


Alexander Norton has been a member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra since 2011.  He grew up on a farm near Orange in NSW. He holds a master's degree from the Australian Institute of Music and also studied at the Australian National Academy of Music.  He has played with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and Australian Youth Orchestra, with whom he has toured internationally. He has also been concertmaster of the Orange Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Youth Orchestra and Ryde Hunters Hill Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he regularly plays as a soloist and with chamber music groups. He has played on numerous movie soundtracks and appeared as a Ned Kelly fiddler in the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics.

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Ben Ward

Double Bass

Since 2009, Ben has been a member of the double bass section of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Ben is a musician whose practice has recently focussed on altered tunings, texture and improvisation. Career highlights include: a solo recital, including his own compositions, at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery; a performance at the Alice Springs Beanie Festival; and volunteer work at the Garma Festival in north east Arnhem Land for the Yothu Yindi Foundation.

Ben has taken part in many regional tours in NSW, most recently to schools in Wilcannia, Menindee and Broken Hill as part of his ongoing duo project with cellist/nyckleharpist Freya Schack-Arnott. The duo will release a new set of works for synthesiser, cello, nyckleharpe and double bass in 2024.

Afternoon Concert Program

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 Sept


CARL NIELSEN    Serenata in Vano 

Cello, Bass, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn 

Tim Nankervis, Ben Ward, Alex Morris, Andrew Barnes, Euan Harvey


FRANZ SCHUBERT  Quartettsatz in C minor, D. 703 

String Quartet

Alex Norton, Emily Long, Jacqui Cronin, Tim Nankervis

JEAN FRANCAIX  Octet, A huit  

2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Bass, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn

Alex Norton, Emily Long, Jacqui Cronin, Tim Nankervis, Ben Ward, Alex Morris, Andrew Barnes, Euan Harvey




LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN   Septet in E flat Major Op. 20
Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn

Emily Long, Jacqui Cronin, Tim Nankervis, Ben Ward, Alex Morris, Andrew Barnes, Euan Harvey


Sunday Morning Music

24 Sept

Flautist Jonathan Henderson is joined by cellist Heather Lindsay and Violinist Alex Norton


JS BACH  Trio Sonata BWV 1038 G Major
Flute , Violin, Cello
 JS BACH  Partita for Flute A Minor

Flute and Cello
 CPE BACH  Trio Sonata D Major Wq 151

Flute , Violin, Cello

​JS BACH  G Major Solo Cello Suite - selected movements

​ANTONIO VIVALDI  Sonata in A Minor

Flute, Bassoon, Cello

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