Guest Conductors

A stellar line-up of guest conductors will lead concerts of profound beauty and power.

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Fabien Gabel

Recognised internationally as one of the stars of the new generation, Fabien Gabel is a guest of such orchestras as the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic...
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Gustavo Gimeno

A sensational debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in February 2014 left no doubt that in Amsterdam’s historic Concertgebouw hall, a major conducting talent had been launched. In no time, the charismatic Spaniard has been...
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Rory Macdonald

One of the brightest stars of the younger generation of conductors, Rory Macdonald's career was launched following assisting roles with Ivan Fischer at the Budapest Festival Orchestra (2001-2003), and Sir Mark Elder and the Halle...
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Guy Noble

Guy Noble is one of Australia’s most versatile conductors and musical entertainers, conducting and presenting concerts with all the major Australian orchestras and performers such as The Beach Boys, Yvonne Kenny, David Hobson, Ben Folds,...
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Yu Long

The preeminent Chinese conductor with an established international reputation, Long Yu is currently Artistic Director of the Beijing Music Festival and the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of the Shanghai and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestras and...
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Daniel Kossov

A professional concertmaster and conductor by the age of 23, Daniel Kossov is a versatile, passionate and charismatic musician. He is a graduate of the prestigious Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and the Guildhall School of...
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Simone Young

Australian-born Simone Young is internationally recognised as one of the leading conductors of her generation. In 2005 she took up the post of General Manager and Music Director of the Hamburgische Staatsoper and Music Director...
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Carlos Miguel Prieto

Widely celebrated as a rising star in the US and his native Mexico, Carlos Miguel Prieto’s charismatic conducting, characterised by its dynamism and the expressivity of his interpretations, has led to major engagements and popular...
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Paul Kildea

“Opera Australia’s long winter season at the Sydney Opera House finished in a blaze of glory with a breathtaking Turn of the Screw… expertly cast with the finest singing actors, superbly directed by Neil Armfield,...
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Lukasz Borowicz

Born in Warsaw in 1977, Lukasz Borowicz studied under Bogusław Madey at the Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw where he received a doctorate in conducting under Antoni Wit. He was Assistant Conductor to Kazimierz...
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Dane Lam

Dane Lam is Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of China's Xi'an Symphony Orchestra. Acclaimed by Limelight Magazine as “one of the most talented young conductors Australia has produced” and Manchester Evening News as “a master...
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Jamie Martin

Jaime Martín has risen quickly to international acclaim as a conductor in recent years, following his prominent career as a flautist. Having taken up the role of Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Gävle Symphony...
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Kenneth Kiesler

Born of French and Austrian descent in New York City, Maestro Kenneth Kiesler leads a highly successful international career and is one of the most versatile and recognized conductors of his generation. Recent concert engagements...
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Vassilis Christopoulos

Vassilis Christopoulos is without a doubt one of Greece’s most inspiring conductors, equally at home on the concert podium as in the opera pit. His interpretations are characterized by their structural coherence, stylistic clarity, and...
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Erin Helyard

Praised as a virtuosic and eloquent soloist as well as an inspired and versatile conductor, Erin Helyard is at the forefront of a new generation of young musicians who are inspired by the latest musicological...
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Gerard Schwarz

Internationally recognized for his moving performances, innovative programming and extensive catalog of recordings, American conductor Gerard Schwarz serves as Music Director of The All-Star Orchestra and the Eastern Music Festival in addition to Conductor Laureate...
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Jonathan Brett

Jonathan Brett received his early musical training on the trombone, viola and piano as a student at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music in London. Later he attended the Guildhall School of...
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Daniel Blendulf

Daniel Blendulf has established himself as one of Scandinavia’s most highly regarded young conductors. Following a number of much-anticipated international debuts last season, the current season sees Blendulf make his Japanese debut with the Yomiuri...
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Edvard Tchivzhel

Internationally acclaimed conductor, Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel currently serves as Music Director and Conductor of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra (GSO), U.S.A. "Maestro Tchivzhel is, simply put, a master... his music-making is indisputably commanding and communicative," wrote...
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Nathan Aspinall

From 2012 to 2013 Nathan held the position of Young Conductor with Queensland Symphony Orchestra. In this role Nathan assisted Chief Conductor Johannes Fritzsch and visiting guest conductors and conducted concerts for the education series...
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Eduardo Strausser

Eduardo Strausser’s powerful and dynamic style was recently praised by Opera magazine, which singled him out as bringing “youthful fire to the work [of Otello]”, and “drew out playing that displayed the full spectrum of...
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Gergely Madaras

Fast gaining an international reputation as one of the most exciting European conductors of his generation, in 2013 Gergely Madaras was appointed Music Director of the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne. From September 2014 he also took...
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Jacques Lacombe

Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 2010, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal from 2002 to 2006, Jacques Lacombe is renowned as a “gifted and ambitious” conductor (The...
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Stanley Dodds

Stanley Chia-Ming Dodds was born in Canada, grew up in Australia and as a dual German-Australian citizen is now based in Berlin. He began playing violin and piano in Adelaide at age four, attended the...
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Graham Abbott

Graham Abbott has been Conductor-in- Residence at the Elder Conservatorium of Music Adelaide, Musical Director of Adelaide Chorus (now Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus), Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Musical Director of Melbourne Chorale, and...
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Emily Cox

Known for sensitive and authoritative musical interpretations and inspirational conducting, Emily Cox is one of Australia’s leading choral musicians, exploring diverse and challenging repertoire in her varied roles as conductor and chorus master. Specialising in...
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Giancarlo Guerrero

Giancarlo Guerrero is the five-time GRAMMY award winning Music Director of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, a post he has held since 2009 and recently committed to through the 2024-25 season. A natural and instinctive musician,...
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Marc Taddei

Celebrated for his “magnificent contribution as Music Director” by The Press , lauded as “a real interpreter of boldly romantic inclinations” by the Dominion Post and singled out for his “intensity, commitment and attention to...
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Nicholas Carter

Recently appointed Adelaide Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Conductor from 2016, Nicholas Carter also holds the post of Kapellmeister at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin where in the 2015/2016 season his conducting engagements will include The Magic Flute,...
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Carlos Kalmar

“One of the most gripping events of the current season” Oregon Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall Alex Ross, New Yorker, May 2011 Carlos Kalmar is a conductor with a passion for introducing audiences and orchestras...
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Nicolette Fraillon

Nicolette Fraillon graduated on viola from Melbourne University in 1982. In 1990 she moved to the Netherlands, where she became Music Director and Chief Conductor of the National Ballet of the Netherlands. During the following...
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Darrell Ang

Darrell Ang’s triumph at the 50th Besançon International Young Conductor’s Competition, where he took all three top awards – Grand Prize, Audience Prize and Orchestra Prize – launched his international career, leading to the music...
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Richard Davis

Richard Davis is known for his conducting of wide-ranging repertoire which extends across many genres from television soundtracks and recordings of avant-garde world premieres to concerts of the major symphonic repertoire. He has enjoyed a...
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Jessica Cottis

Hailed in the UK music press as “the one to watch”, Jessica Cottis is fast gaining an international reputation as one of the most exciting conductors of the younger generation. Recent seasons include guest conducting...
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Ainārs Rubiķis

Ainārs Rubiķis came to international attention as winner of the Third International Gustav Mahler conducting competition in 2010. In 2011, he was announced recipient of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award and subsequently...
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Andrew Mogrelia

British conductor Andrew Mogrelia is Queensland Ballet’s first Music Director and Principal Conductor. Appointed in 2013, he has enjoyed, with QB Artistic Director Li Cunxin, the explosive growth of the company that saw a sold-out...
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Robert Trevino

"Breathtaking Mahler... Schubert and Mahler, in the hands of an exciting conductor. It became obvious little by little, as he created a veritable Beethovenian aura for Schubert's Fourth… In the first and last movements [Trevino...
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Yan Pascal Tortelier

Yan Pascal Tortelier enjoys a distinguished career as a guest with the world’s most prestigious orchestras. Following a successful career as violinist, Tortelier studied conducting with Franco Ferrara at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, and...
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Muhai Tang

Muhai Tang is dedicated to creating new avenues for classical music and as such has most recently concentrated his attentions to building the audience and artistic reputation of new or lesser known orchestras. He is...
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali

Santtu-Matias Rouvali is Chief Conductor of the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Copenhagen Phil. Already a regular with many international orchestras including the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Gothenburg, Finnish Radio and BBC...
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Stephen Layton

“... Layton’s performances inspire the soul as they break the heart with their intense beauty ...” American Record Guide Stephen Layton succeeded the late Richard Hickox as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the City...
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Benjamin Northey

Since returning to Australia from Europe in 2006, Benjamin Northey has rapidly emerged as one of the nation’s leading musical figures. He is currently Chief Conductor of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor of...
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Daniel Carter

‘Conductor Daniel Carter makes an auspicious mainstage debut, leading the redoubtable Orchestra Victoria in a confident, unflustered manner. Carter’s management of the orchestra, six singers and four percussionists on stage in What Next? is quite...
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