Richard Tognetti, ACO artistic director, awarded an AO

Friday, 29 January, 2010

Richard Tognetti, lead violinist and Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) received an AO (Officer of the Order of Australia) award in this year’s Australia Day Honours list, for his services to music over the last 20 years.

Richard Tognetti has created a vibrant and ambitious ensemble that celebrates tradition and thrives on adventure. Now at the height of his powers, the violinist and avid surfer regards his Australia Day honour as not only a recognition of the ACO’s standing but its continuing influence in musical circles and cumulative cultural legacy.

Talking of the ACO, we’re looking forward to going along to one of the shows in the Tognetti’s Mozart tour in February, which also marks Tognetti’s 21st anniversary with the orchestra.

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