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Phillip Sametz
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Phillip Sametz has been blessed to have toiled in many different fields during his working life. He has at various times been (and in some cases continues to be) an arts administrator, writer, mentor, pre-concert speaker, MC and crooner.

After his first broadcasts on 2MBS-FM and ABC Classic FM in the 1980s, Phillip appeared on all the major ABC radio networks, as writer, presenter and producer. On ABC Classic FM, between 2014 and 2018, he presented Screen Sounds, Sunday Recital, Classic Breakfast and many live concert broadcasts. His writing has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review and the Screen Australia blog. 

His history of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Play On!, was published by ABC Books. His annotations and articles appear regularly on ABC Classics albums and in the program books of the Australian symphony orchestras, Opera Australia and the Melbourne Recital Centre. He has helped mentor aspiring young musicians as part of the MRC’s Accelerando program.  

Phillip is the Career Development and Alumni Co-ordinator at the Australian National Academy of Music. Previously, he has worked for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Musica Viva, Opera Australia and many other major performing arts companies. He is also Director and vocalist of the swing band The Mell-O-Tones, who perform regularly at the Hayden Orpheum Cinemas in Cremorne, Sydney.