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The Board of Directors of Australian Art Orchestra (AAO) have appointed Aaron Choulai as the organisation’s new Artistic Director.

‘Aaron brings a wealth of musical and personal knowledge with him, including vast international experience. He is fearless artistically, a musical and linguistic polyglot, multi-talented and has a healthy disregard for convention. We believe Aaron will lead the Australian Art Orchestra into fascinating new territory,’ said AAO Chair Brian Ritchie.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts