Orchestra Victoria

Orchestra Victoria responded with beauty, brilliance and tireless playing

The Sydney Morning Herald

About us

Now in its fifth decade, Orchestra Victoria is one of Australia’s two specialist pit orchestras. It is proud to be the performance partner of The Australian Ballet, Opera Australia and Victorian Opera. In addition to its core pit activities, Orchestra Victoria presents concerts and education workshops throughout regional and outer metropolitan centres across Victoria. Delivering more than 200 performances each year, Orchestra Victoria is committed to creating opportunities for all Victorians to experience orchestral music.

After 44 years of performances together, in 2014 Orchestra Victoria became a wholly owned subsidiary of The Australian Ballet, cementing the future of the orchestra as one of Australia’s most dynamic Major Performing Arts companies. Orchestra Victoria is grateful for the support of its government, philanthropic and corporate partners.

Nicolette Fraillon, Artistic Director

Nicolette Fraillon is a trailblazing conductor whose love of music has helped her push the boundaries of achievement.

Sydney Morning Herald

Meet Artistic Director Nicolette Fraillon

World-renowned conductor Nicolette Fraillon has been The Australian Ballet’s Music Director and Chief Conductor since 2003. With her fire, emotion and passion, our music becomes an equal partner to the dance.

Meet Nicolette

Corporate Information


  • Libby Christie, Chair
  • Peter Hough
  • Angela Kelly
  • David McAllister AM



  • Nicolette Fraillon, Artistic Director
  • Julie Amos, General Manager
  • Fiona Boundy, Operations Manager
  • Margaret Lloyd, Project Manager
  • Harriette Blanden, Deputy Orchestra Manager
  • Mark Lowrey, Operations Coordinator
  • Elise Lerpiniere, Administration Coordinator
  • Rachel Owen, Operations Assistant
  • Glynn Davies, Orchestra Librarian
  • Lucy Barker, Administration Trainee



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Work opportunities 

Orchestra Victoria is seeking a musician with outstanding performance and leadership capabilities for the following position: Associate Principal Viola. For more information please view the Expressions of Interest document

Please submit your CV to orchestrajobs@australianballet.com.au