The extraordinary Willoughby Symphony has established a reputation as one of the nation’s most remarkable orchestral organisations - a professional symphony orchestra of exceptional quality in partnership with the region’s finest symphonic chorus, together serving the wider community of Sydney’s North Shore.
The Willoughby Symphony is widely celebrated for electrifying performances that showcase the orchestra’s incredible virtuosity across the entire symphonic repertoire, and renowned for an outstanding annual subscription series that encompasses beloved orchestral classics, innovative music presentation styles, and family-oriented productions that engage and delight audiences of all ages.
The orchestra’s musicians include many of Sydney’s most versatile and experienced professionals. They bring to the Willoughby Symphony a shared vision for the community, and when they unite together on stage, the orchestra produces compelling performances fusing artistic integrity with visceral excitement.
The Willoughby Symphony has been led since 2001 by the internationally celebrated orchestral icon and local legend, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr. Nicholas Milton AM.
Nicholas has established an outstanding European reputation for his charismatic stage presence and thrilling interpretations of an extensive opera and concert repertoire. Despite a busy international schedule, Nicholas remains passionately committed to the Willoughby Symphony, whose reputation during his tenure has grown exponentially and enabled them to establish a devoted audience and boast one of the highest subscription renewal rates of any orchestra in the nation.