About Us

TSO Friends are a bridge between the orchestra and audience, bringing player and people together, adding to the personal musical experience.

We share a passion for orchestral music and enjoy the fellowship of like-minded enthusiasts.

In the past 21 years over $280,000 has been raised by TSO Friends to support the players through purchase of instruments and provision of amenities.

The TSO Friends Professional Development Scholarship of $1000 is available each year to a TSO musician or group
of musicians.

We encourage young Tasmanian musicians by

  • providing prizes for young instrumentalists at the City of Hobart Eisteddfod, the Launceston Competitions and the City of Devonport Eisteddfod.
  • presenting $450 to the top TCE Music student who continues study at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music;
  • awarding the Sabina Heilmann Memorial Prize to two musicians to enable them to attend the annual Australian
    Youth Orchestra camp.

    Download a copy of the TSO Friends Constitution