ASO Advocates are a group of young people aged 18 - 30 empowered to represent the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. They work together over the course of the year to drive and inspire engagement with orchestral music and the arts.

Advocates get up close and personal with artists and other arts organisations, help us reach new audiences, learn more about the orchestra and orchestral music, organise events and meet-ups and gain valuable arts experience.

Applications for our 2019 Advocacy program will open in October 2018. If you're aged 18-30 and have a desire to make a difference to the future of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra then we strongly encourage you to apply.


To share experiences and promote access and exposure to the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra by inspiring an interest in orchestral music, and breaking cultural perceptions around audiences who enjoy it. 

2018 Advocates

Advocate Alumni

Marcus Allum
Woodville High School

Margot Holbert
University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Sylvie Huigen
University of Adelaide
Graduate Certificate of Applied Project Management

Ga Jin Kim
University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Medicine

Elliette Kirkbride
University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Law and Social Science

Doris Lei
University of South Australia
Master of Teaching

Benjamin Leow
University of Adelaide - SAHMRI
PhD in Medicine

Liga Livena
Flinders University
Bachelor of International Tourism

Henry Rodriguez
Flinders University
Doctor of Medicine

Nelya Valamanesh
University of South Australia
Bachelor of Creative Writing and Humanities

Yundi Yuan
University of Adelaide - Elder Conservatorium
Honours in Music Performance (Piano)