Supporting the future
Specialised training for talented young conductors and composers has long been a priority for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. A range of intensive programs are offered throughout the year, with successful applicants coming from all over Australia and New Zealand. Course participants get to work with leaders in their respective fields and, uniquely, have an orchestra at their disposal. Alumni of the TSO’s various elite training programs include TSO Associate Conductor Elena Schwarz (admitted to the 2018-19 Dudamel Fellowship Program with the Los Angeles Philharmonic), Nicholas Carter (Principal Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra), and composers Melody Eötvös and Chris Williams.