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West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s exciting opportunity for emerging conductors

Carlo Antonioli and Thaddeus Huang

Every year the West Australian Symphony Orchestra nurtures a new generation of young and emerging artists, assisting them in finding their pathway into the profession and helping to secure a bright future for music in Australia.

WASO will invite West Australian-based musicians to be part of the inaugural Emerging Conductors program in 2020 as part of the Young & Emerging Artist program which identifies, supports and promotes talented young Australian musicians.

The program will provide a rare opportunity for up to four talented aspiring conductors to gain coveted experience in 2020 working with WASO’s Assistant Conductor Thaddeus Huang and gaining access to WASO rehearsals and concerts.

Successful applicants will enjoy masterclasses with Thaddeus, be offered access to WASO concerts and rehearsals and attend and observe the Assistant Conductor’s workshops with Principal Conductor Asher Fisch and the orchestra. Participants will also attend information sessions with the orchestra’s Artistic Planning team to gain experience, insight and understanding of the workings of a professional orchestra.

This exciting opportunity also marks the beginning of Thaddeus’ year as Assistant Conductor for WASO, joining Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser Asher Fisch with WASO for an exciting 2020 season.

“It’s a huge honour, and I couldn’t have asked for a better place to begin this next step in my career than with the beautiful musicians of WASO. I’m absolutely thrilled for the opportunity to work with Asher and can’t wait to join the rich music culture of Perth (and see our country’s best beaches for the first time!)” – Thaddeus Huang.

Successful applicants of the Emerging Conductors program will gain invaluable experience that could lead to a very rewarding conducting career.