SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Sydney Symphony is Australia’s largest and busiest orchestra. Established in 1932, the Sydney Symphony has evolved into one of the world’s finest orchestras as Sydney has become one of the world’s greatest cities. Many of the world’s finest artists have appeared with the orchestra including Georg Szell, Sir Thomas Beecham, Otto Klemperer and Igor Stravinsky, Lorin Maazel and Charles Dutoit. As chief conductor and artistic director from 1993 to 2003, Edo de Waart took the Sydney Symphony to a new level of excellence. He was succeeded in 2004 by Gianluigi Gelmetti.