Australian Doctors Orchestra

SYDNEY GP Dr Alanna Horadam isn’t the only doctor to have a few strings to her bow, but she has taken that phrase more literally than most.

In fact it was the strings that came first for Dr Horadam, who took up the violin as a primary school student. She will be among the 160 musical medicos to take the stage atSydney Town Hall in September, as part of the Australian Doctors Orchestra (ADO) annual concert.

“What really keeps most of us going is how much we enjoy the music,” she told MO.

“It is a different mindset for doctors who are used to being in charge of things – you have to learn to find your place in the group.”

The orchestra will tackle Elgar’s Enigma Variations for this year’s performance, which will feature renowned conductor Warwick Stengards.

Guest soloist, pianist Ben Martin, will also be performing Brahm’s Piano Concerto No 1.

ADO founder Dr Miklos