The Orchestra Project was established by conductor Fabian Russell in 2002 as a training ensemble for the development of of Australia’s best young orchestral musicians.

Since inception it has partnered with The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestral Victoria, The Consort of Melbourne, The Australian National Academy of Music, Monash University Academy of Performing Arts,Victorian College of the Arts and The University of Melbourne.

Major projects have included intensive workshops and performances of major orchestral works by Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, Igor Stravinsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Maurice Ravel, and Sergei Prokofiev, along with a world premiere of a new completion of W. A. Mozart’s ‘Great’ Mass in C Minor.