Sharon Draper has been a member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Cello Section since 2008. She is also a core player with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra since then and in 2009 was accepted into the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Emerging Artists program. An avid chamber musician, Sharon is a founding member of the Hopkins Quartet, made up of colleagues Wilma Smith, Yi Wang, and Fiona Sargeant.

As a soloist she has performed concertos with the Orchestra Victoria, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne University Chamber Orchestra, Monash Academy Orchestra,

the Adelaide Chamber Players, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, and the Australian National Academy of Music’s Orchestra and in 2011 she appeared as soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus.

In 2012 Sharon will be taking a year’s study travel to Berlin, Germany to study privately with Professor Wolfgang Emmanuel Schmidt. She is very grateful for MSO’s support, and looks forward to returning home in 2013!