For the annual Benchmark concert, MSE invites a prominent young professional player to perform a concerto with the orchestra. In recent years, many of our soloists have been alumni members such as Will Grigg, Jennen Ngiau Keng (Australian Chamber Orchestra) and Melinda Crean (Berlin radio Orchestra). Other renowned soloists who have performed with MSE include Melinda Crean (Berlin Radio Orchestra), Sally Cooper (freelance violinist), Steve Newton (MSO), Marlena Ito (Berlin Philharmonic) and Minah Cho (Sydney University). Working with dynamic professionals focusses, energises and inspires our young musicians. It is also encourages them to work hard and continue to aspire for excellence.
MSE 2019 Auditions now open