Cowra enjoys music masterclass from Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows

Cowra has been treated to the talents of some of Australia's best musicians after the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows held a week long residency in the town.

Following a last minute change of destination due to bushfires, the fellows made their way to Cowra for the first time.

Following rehearsals throughout the week, the group hosted a masterclass at Cowra High School and St Raphael's Catholic School on Friday morning.

Led by Artistic Director of the Sydney Symphony Fellowship, Roger Benedict, the group showcased a variety of woodwind, brass and strings instruments.

Students were also taught about how the musicians interact with each other when performing, including the importance of eye contact, movement and breathing.

The orchestra then performed at the Cowra Civic Cente on Saturday afternoon.

It was a crowded house for the performance, with 180 people attending the orchestra.