Richard Gill Chamber Orchestra
The Richard Gill Chamber Orchestra (formerly known as Stage 4 Strings) is the springboard to the Symphonic Orchestral Program. The orchestra is where young musicians have their full orchestral experience the orchestra and will give musicians their first taste of the senior program including original orchestral and chamber repertoire, regional touring opportunities and symphonic performance opportunities.
About Richard Gill
Richard Gill was a celebrated conductor and music educator and Chief Conductor of The Sydney Youth Orchestra from 1977-1982.
Among his many roles, he was the founding conductor of the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra, taught at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, was director of chorus at Opera Australia and musical director of the Sydney Chamber Choir and former artistic director and chief conductor of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra
He was the founding artistic director of the Victorian Opera and the Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra.
Richard's passion for music education had a profound impact on not only the musicians of SYO but the entire music sector.