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
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.