The Symphony for Life Orchestra is back in action

Now, at last, we have been able to start the orchestra again. The players who continued with lessons and returned for orchestra have improved a lot! And they seem very happy to be back together.

Summer Camp January 2022

Three intensive days at The King’s School at Parramatta ended with a fabulous orchestral performance with all players participating

AMEB exams

Congratulations to our Symphony for Life students who successfully completed their AMEB exams early this year

Professor Gary McPherson will join the SFLF Board

Professor Gary McPherson was Director of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne. He has now moved to Sydney and he has agreed to join the Board of Symphony for Life Foundation

Symphony for Lockdown – huge thank you to participants and supporters

This is all about the children in the Symphony for Life Foundation program. Life is not always easy for them, even in the best of times, but they have worked their way through lockdowns in the past 18 months and emerged triumphant after their participation in Symphony for Lockdown. They are now working hard and […]

Symphony For Life Professional Masterclass Workshops

This is an incredible opportunity to sign up for an online masterclass workshop with one of Australia’s famous, leading musicians. The workshops will take place in November and December 2021 online. Please review the list of musicians below and to sign up (for yourself or someone else) simply click on one of the ‘sign up’ […]

Professional musicians speak out for Symphony For Life

We reached out to some professional musicians to ask them to endorse the Symphony For Life program; their response was overwhelming. There have been countless academic studies that prove the numerous benefits of learning a musical instrument from a young age, from improved cognitive ability to heightened emotional and social development. In addition, and perhaps […]

Sally Walker joins Symphony For Life as Ambassador

Photograph: Rohan Thomson We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Sally Walker, Woodwind Lecturer at the Australian National University and Principal Flautist of the Omega Ensemble, is joining us as ambassador, supporting us in the lead up to Symphony For Lockdown and beyond. Do read more about Sally and her extraordinary career below. “Musical experiences can be […]

Symphony for Lockdown

Save the date! Thursday 14th October The Symphony For Lockdown Virtual Concert will take place: Thursday 14th October 7pm Sydney time We will publish and send out the link where you can watch the concert online shortly. The concert will include the first ever performance of Animals of the Orchestra by Australian composer Emma Greenhill, […]