Funding Conductor, Artistic and Executive Director Dr Brian Chatpo Koo, founded the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra in 2013. Together with about 100 the finest Sydney professional musicians and a fabules volunteer management
team, Brian is dedicated to creating a platform where more new orchestral works can be written, performed, heard, recorded, published and become a part of our music culture, as he believes music development history is written by composers' creativities. To encourage and to reach the pinnacle of this creativity and art, Brian believes that it must through devotion, perseverance, determination, and the most importantly through constant performances. Since 2013 the SCO has held 11 concerts, performed 38 new works of the composers from 22 countries.
Brian founded the SCO Youth Symphony (SYS), a training arm of the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra, in order to provide professional orchestral training to young musicians, as he believes with classical music training and carefully selected programs covering a variety of cultural perspectives, young musicians can be equipped to broaden their vision and to enhance their understanding of culture, civilisation and human society. With it's two levels orchestras - the Sydney Hills Youth Orchestra (SHYO) and the Sydney Hills Junior Orchestra (SHJO), more than 200 young musicians have been trained and some of them became professional musicians.
He also founded a community symphony orchestra, Western Sydney Symphony Orchestra (WSSO) in 2019. To enrich the music cultural live of the Western Sydney by providing fantastic opportunities for the local music lovers to play and to enjoy the classical music, the WSSO has hosted two concerts brought a more vibrant, sustainable and inclusive local community for lovers of classical and symphonic music.