ASO Advocates are a group of 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, 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 have now closed. Please check back later in 2019 for the opening date of the 2020 round of applications.


To build an inclusive and young community who are connected to the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

2019 Advocates

Leon Cermak

Riana Chakravarti

Sian Cliffe

Shujaat Esufali

Ethenia Gilsenan-Reed

Samuel McDonough

Marissa Menezes

Peilin Phua

Abdul Rameez

Lauren Reid

Emma Snyder

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

Willem King
Bachelor of International Studies Graduate

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

Amanda Norelli
Data Scientist

Chelsey Potter
Media Advisor

Henry Rodriguez
Flinders University
Doctor of Medicine

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

Terry Vu
Bachelor of International Tourism Graduate

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

Jackie Wilde
Music Teacher & Bachelor of Jazz Performance Graduate

Kelly Wong
Online Producer