The SWMCO melds classical strings, dervish rhythms, Latin samba and intimate melodies to smash conservative music conventions and create a dynamic journey that changes the internal chemistry of the listener.
The structure of the Orchestra is unique, from a wide dysphoria of cultures and traditions that imbue contemporary multicultural Australia.
The array of diverse talent includes traditions from Aboriginal Australia, Mongolia, Uyghur , Vietnam, China, Croatia (and more).
New music is created and performed in diverse languages from ancient traditions to contemporary sacred pop fusions.
The ensemble is about telling stories and sharing sacred music practices of culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse artists who make up this unique Orchestra.
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Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra members
Nicholas Ng (China) - Urhu (Chinese violin) exploring Chinese traditions and music
Yaw Derkyi - (Ghana) exploring Ghanaian animist rituals and percussion
Shohrat Tursun - (Uyghur) recognised master in 1,000 year old song cycles using voice and dutar
Bukhu Ganburged – (Mongolia) showcasing the ancient art of throat singing and horse fiddle
Ngoc Tuan Hoang – (Vietnam) classical guitar and Vietnamese chanting tradition
Gambirra Illume –Indigenous Australian vocalist and ceremony
Maria Mitar (Croatia)- Vocals
Jonathan Nanlohy – (Indonesia/Aust) Double Bass
Seyed Salar Hosseini (Iran)- Violin
Richard Petkovic – (Bankstown)– Music director and cross cultural music facilitator -harmonium and guitar