Brighdie Chambers is currently Orchestra Manager of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
She commenced her musical career on piano and clarinet; her life was changed forever when she heard ‘Yellow Submarine’ performed on the bassoon at a high school music camp.
That chance encounter led to Brighdie completing a Bachelor of Music Performance majoring in Bassoon at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying with Andrew Barnes. Brighdie has also had the opportunity to perform in orchestras and chamber groups across Australia, Europe and Asia.
Brighdie’s career in orchestra management began in 2019, when she was selected for the Australian Youth Orchestra’s Orchestra Management course with Angela Chilcott. From there Brighdie went on to work casually with Sydney Symphony and Australian Youth Orchestras as a production and program assistant. In that same year she commenced working at Opera Australia as their Orchestra Coordinator, and over four years there progressed through to Acting Orchestra Manger.
Throughout her career, Brighdie has gained an extensive knowledge of opera, ballet and symphony orchestras, working on a range of venues from floating stages on the harbour to Opera Houses. Brighdie really values the role of orchestra management with the goal of enabling musicians to do what they do best – perform.
In 2022 Brighdie was appointed as the Orchestra Manager of the Sydney Symphony, where she looks after over 100 musicians and the day to day running of Australia’s largest symphony orchestra.
When she’s not on duty, Brighdie spends her free time waking up early for sunrises, powerlifting and ocean swims.