PatronsWe are very excited to announce that Sean O'Boyle, John Foreman and Chong Lim have been inducted as MAGA Patrons.
Awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in 2015, New York/Bethlehem based Australian composer, conductor & master orchestrator, Sean O’Boyle, has written and arranged for recordings and concerts with many leading Australian and international orchestras.
He has also composed, arranged, conducted, directed and collaborated with many artists and organisations as well as written, arranged and produced music for more than 100 CDs recorded in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
He has twice received the coveted ABC Golden Manuscript Award for his work as a composer and his projects have received numerous ARIA nominations & awards. He was recently shortlisted for the Advance Australia Global Awards. In 2014 Sean was appointed Chief Arranger & Composer in Residence of the Queensland Pops Orchestra.
In 1992, John joined Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton. John tickled Bert's GMA ivories for more than 12 years, working with everyone from Chris Isaak to Reba McEntire, from Joe Williams to James Galway and from Shirley Bassey to Olivia Newton John.
John became Musical Director of Australian Idol in 2003, where he helped to unearth performers such as Guy Sebastian, Shannon Noll and Jessica Mauboy.
John is musical director and producer for Vision Australia's Carols by Candlelight® and the TV Week Logie Awards.
John's compositions have been performed all over the world. John wrote The Flame, which was performed by YTT's Tina Arena and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Opening Ceremony. His compositions have also been performed by artists such as Vanessa Amorosi and Paulini. He wrote Melbourne Girl for the BBC's telecast of the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, and Light The Way for the Asian Games in Doha, which was performed by Jose Carreras.
Chong Lim is one of Australia's most experienced musicians. Chong is a musical director, producer, composer, arranger, keyboardist and sound programmer for internationally renowned performers. He is currently working as Musical Director for Dancing with the Stars (Australia).
Chong has worked with the best of the best in the music industry, including Delta Goodrem, Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton-John, Tina Arena, Christine Anu and more.
He was involved in both the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and was musical director and composer for the Closing Ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.