Australia’s Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Announces 2022 Conductor Fellow

Carlo Antonioli will assume the role of Cybec Assistant Conductor Fellow for a year, starting this month

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) Cybec Assistant Conductor Fellowship is awarded annually to an emerging conductor to help build industry skills, knowledge, and experience within an orchestral setting. 

From 2018 to 2019, Carlo Antonioli served as assistant conductor of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, working closely with conductors Asher Fisch, Ludovic Morlot, Karina Canellakis, Mark Wigglesworth, and Fabien Gabel. 

Additionally, Antonioli assisted conductors Vladimir Ashkenazy and Simone Young at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO). Before the pandemic, he was also scheduled to conduct the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO).

Graduating in 2017 from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a master’s degree in conducting, he was selected a year later as one of eleven conductors chosen for the TSO’s inaugural Australian Conducting Academy.

A recipient of the Alan Bellhouse Memorial Award for Conducting and the Ada Thompson Prize, Antonioli is also a composer and a member of the Sydney-based Dreambox Collective.

In MSO’s 2022 season, supported by the Cybec Foundation, he will be conducting works such as Saint-Saëns’ "Carnival of the Animals" and Beethoven’s Symphony No.5. 

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