SYMPHONIE DES FEMMES celebrates women at the top of their field, excelling in what has for many years been a traditionally male dominated industry.
This all female orchestra was born out of a collaboration with Aussie rock icons The Whitlams. Originally conceived by The Whitlams front man Tim Freedman to add a touch of glamour to a luxurious corporate function, the event was such as success that the orchestra joined the band for two more concerts in Sydney’s State Theatre later that year.
As Australia’s only all-female full symphony orchestra, SYMPHONIE DES FEMMES creates a captivating on-stage presence and can bring a unique element to any number of contexts.
With high-profile players based throughout the country, SYMPHONIE DES FEMMES can be recreated in just about any part of Australia.
“They played wonderfully and we all had a great time.”
Tim Freedman – The Whitlams.
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VIOLIN/VIOLA (Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay).
DOUGAL’s classical engagements have included performing with the State Orchestra of Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and he has also played for major musical theatre productions including the ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Sunset Boulevard” and “The Boy From Oz”.
DOUGAL has performed and toured with a wealth of non-classical artists including Tommy Emmanuel, Deborah Conway, Savage Garden, Michael Crawford, Stevie Wonder, Missy Higgins, Enya, Meatloaf, Andrea Boccelli, David Hobson, David Hershfelder, Anthony Warlow and Paul Kelly.
He has spent many years on cruise ships, both performing as part of a string quartet and more recently, selling art work.
DOUGAL takes part in triathlons, is a keen cyclist and must be one of the fittest string players around!
He has a sparkle in his eye and an infectious grin that can put a smile on the face of even the most stressed out client.
DOUGAL’s unwavering positive energy endears him to everyone he meets and works with.
Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay based – Available throughout Australia and also internationally.