Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Pty Ltd

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Pty Ltd is a large-scale charity established in 1997. Their main activity is registered as culture and arts primarily serving general community in australia.

An arts leader, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is recognised as a national icon and ambassador for the arts and contributes significantly to the social and intrinsic value of Victorias cultural economy. Australias oldest professional orchestra, MSO works to improve the quality and vibrancy of our creative economy through the delivery of an annual season of performance, education and broader community engagement. Through the generous support of government funding partners, corporate sponsorship, trusts and foundations, bequests and individual donations, the MSO evolves to inspire and engage audiences across Victoria, Australia and internationally by making orchestral music available to everyone. In 2019, the MSO engaged more than 5 million people through digital and broadcast channels, live in concert, at festivals and free events, on tour, via workshops and in schools. Together with its vast calendar of concert performances 172 performances, including 20 world premieres and 61 Australian works performed - the MSO delivers an extensive youth and education program in Melbourne and across regional Victoria, as well as an extensive emerging talent program to develop Australias next generation of musicians. MSO programs such as Adopt a Musician, Cybec 21st Century Young Composers Program, SnareDrum Award, Cybec Assistant Conductor and Young Composer programs champion Australias emerging artists and many of these could not exist without philanthropic support. The MSO and its Chorus of 171 volunteers performed 29 performances, including 2 regional performances in 2019. Our Sidney Myer Music Bowl concert series is celebrated as an annual gift to the 25,000 people who attend each year, and Secret Symphonies for young audiences are also valued highlights. The MSOs extensive education and community programs continue to provide opportunities for people of all ages to discover, explore, and learn more about music through performance, workshops, online experiences and resources. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, these highly-valued programs engaged close to 25,000 students, teachers and families in 2019.The Pizzicato Effect continued as the MSOs flagship community music program to inspire enhanced social, emotional and educational engagement through musical accomplishments. Thanks to continued support of trusts and foundations and private donations, the MSO provided 70 students (12 different cultures/14 different languages) from 28 schools in Melbournes City of Hume with 893 free instrumental lessons across the year. Education Week, an annual program of concerts and activities including workshops and performances tailored towards primary/secondary school students and families is similarly supported by MSO donors and engaged close to 15,000 people in 2019. Of those, 25% were able to access the program through sponsored school initiatives.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Pty Ltd

Who They Help

  • General community in Australia



Total employee expenses: $18,757,264 (50% of revenue).
Average full-time equivalent salary: $100,846.

Revenue vs Expenses

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Pty Ltd has seen an average annual growth of 4% in revenue versus a 4% p.a. increase in expenses.

Assets vs Liabilities

As of 2019, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Pty Ltd has a debt-to-equity (D/E) ratio of 0.67. This is considered slightly riskier than average within the charity space.

Sources of Revenue

Sources of Expense

Responsible People

Daniel Gorog
Michael Ullmer
Sophie Galaise
Possibly also represents: Symphony Services Australia Limited.
Oliver Carton
Possibly also represents: The Good Foundation.
Diane Jameson
David Li
Helen Silver
Possibly also represents: Victorian Arts Centre Trust.
Lorraine Hook
Board Member
Margaret Jackson
Andrew Dudgeon
Possibly also represents: American Australian Association Limited.
David Sedgwick
Possibly also represents: QUEEN'S COLLEGE MELBOURNE LTD.
David Krasnostein
Hyon-ju Newman

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Registration Status
Charity is registered.
DGR Status

Donations can be claimed as a tax deduction. (Fund name: MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FUND).

Office Address
120-130 Southbank Bvd
VIC 3006
Operating States
Entity Type
Australian Private Company

A private Australian company is not listed on the stock exchange and is not included in the description of Australian public company or cooperative.

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