Meet Our Orchestra

The DSO consists of part-time professional musicians drawn mainly from Dunedin and the greater Otago region. The DSO ranges in size from approximately 30 players for our Matinee Series performances, to as many as 70 for our International Series performances.

Concertmaster & Principal PlayersFull Players List

Concertmaster & Principal Players

Tessa Petersen

Concertmaster

Ngaruaroha Martin

Principal Second Violin

Benjamin Pinkney

Principal Viola

Heleen Du Plessis

Principal Cello

David Murray

Principal Cello

Patricia Dean

Principal Double Bass

Luca Manghi

Principal Flute

Nick Cornish

Principal Oboe

Stephen Cranefield

Principal Clarinet

Ralph Miller

Principal Trumpet

Mark Anderson

Principal Timpani

Robert Craigie

Principal Percussion

Full Players List

Concertmaster

Tessa Petersen

Violins

Tessa Petersen+
Ngaruaroha Martin+
Claire Anderson
Rachel Barton
Olive Butler
Stephanie Buzzard
Frances Christian-Farrow
Lucy Costelloe
Sally Couper
Beverley Dwan
Diana Gash
Dean Hollebon
Sherry Lee
Patricia Leen
Cally McWha
Craig Monk
Nathaniel Otley
Nick Pittar
Joshua Tang

Viola

Ben Pinkney+
Alison Bowcott
David Ireland
Cameron Monteath
Katrina Sharples
Alan Starrett

Cello

Heleen du Plessis+
David Murray+
Tessa Dalgety-Evans
Sophie Hamer
Boudewijn Keenan
Greta McClean
Wayne Perniskie
Anna Petersen
Pamela Seccombe
Ellen Walters
Elaine Wilden

Double Bass

Patricia Dean+
Karen Knudson
Kate Lovell
Kate Stephens
Lloyd Williams

Flute

Luca Manghi+
Feby Idrus
Philippa McNulty
Fiona Pickering

Oboe

Nick Cornish+
Rowena Bell

Clarinet

Stephen Cranefield+
Ashley Hopkins
Emily Sterk

Bassoon

Jacqui Hopkins

French Horn

Lydia Ford
Christian Martin
Jerome Rouse

Trumpet

Ralph Miller+
Patrick Lepine

Trombones

Peter Claman

Timpani

Mark Anderson+


Percussion

Robert Craigie+
Georgie Watts
Maddy Parkins-Craig
Justine Pierre

Piano, Organ, and
Harpsichord

John van Buskirk
David Burchell




The players marked + are the principals of their sections.

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PO Box 5571

Dunedin 9054

New Zealand

Hanover Hall

65 Hanover Street

Dunedin 9016

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