In 2023, the MSO‘s Chief Conductor Jaime Martín continues an exciting new phase in the Orchestra’s history. Maestro Martín joins an Artistic Family that includes Principal Guest Conductor Xian Zhang, Principal Conductor in Residence Benjamin Northey, Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis CBE, Soloist in Residence Siobhann Stagg, Composer in Residence Mary Finsterer, Cybec Young Composer in Residence Melissa Douglas, and Young Artist in Association Christian Li.
The MSO regularly attracts exceptional artists from across the globe including Chinese pianist Lang Lang, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi, American soprano Renée Fleming and, in 2022, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason (UK), Korean pianist Yeol Eum Son, tenor Kang Wang and conductor Vasily Petrenko.
Committed to shaping and serving the city it inhabits, the MSO reaches beyond the customary classical audience. Recent contemporary collaborations include performances with Tina Arena, Archie Roach, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, Ben Folds, The Bamboos, Vera Blue, Dannii Minogue, Birds of Tokyo, and the Australian premiere of Toy Story in Concert.