Johannes Fritzsch will take up the new position of TSO Principal Guest Conductor from the start of 2018. Johannes is no stranger to the TSO and Tasmanian audiences having first conducted the orchestra in 2001 and returned as a guest conductor on many occasions since then.
In addition to conducting concerts in the TSO’s main subscription series, he has been actively involved in some of the orchestra’s other activities, notably leading training programs for up-and-coming conductors from all around the country and overseas. “I have always enjoyed working with the TSO,” he said, “it is a very fine orchestra with an extraordinary sense of ensemble, not just musically, but also personally and as an organisation.”
Johannes is married to violinist Dr Susan Collins, Coordinator of Strings and Orchestral Music at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania.