5 October 2024

Venue TBC

Pure Energy

Young Girl with a white tshirt holding a violin with sky in the background
Photo by Lisa Maree Williams

A launching pad for prodigious teenaged artists, Young Symphonists is where canonic works are reawakened with fresh, sometimes raw, energy.

With dynamic young conductor Carlo Antonioli at the helm, promising young musicians from around the country tackle challenging repertoire during an exciting and rigorous rehearsal program. We welcome you to be a part of the performance at the triumphant conclusion.

Carlo Antonioli

Carlo Antonioli smiling at the camera

Carlo Antonioli is one of Australia’s most dynamic young conductors and is currently the Cybec Assistant Conductor Fellow at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He is one of five conductors selected for the Australian Conducting Academy in 2023-2024, and was previously the Assistant Conductor at the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

For the MSO, Carlo’s engagements have included concerts at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and Melbourne Town Hall, Ears Wide Open presentations at the Melbourne Recital Centre, regional tours and Classic Kids concerts. In addition to assisting MSO Chief Conductor Jaime Martín and WASO Principal Conductor Asher Fisch, he has assisted many prominent guest conductors in Australia including Vasily Petrenko, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Andrew Davis, Karina Canellakis and Mark Wigglesworth, as well as Vladimir Ashkenazy and Chief Conductor Simone Young at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Rapidly establishing himself both with Australia’s leading symphony orchestras, and with vibrant, cutting-edge ensembles, some of Carlo’s most recent and upcoming engagements include working with the Queensland, Tasmanian and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, Book of Longing (Philip Glass), The Loser (Lang) and To Hell and Back (Heggie) for the Australian Contemporary Opera Company, the Australian, Sydney and Melbourne Youth Orchestras, the Australian National Academy of Music, Ensemble Apex, Australian Doctors Orchestra and the Stonnington Symphony. Carlo is also a composer and member of the Sydney-based Dreambox Collective.

A recipient of the Alan Bellhouse Memorial Award for Conducting and the Ada Thompson Prize for Postgraduate Students, Carlo completed a Master of Music Studies (Conducting) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2017 and a Bachelor of Music (Performance) with First Class Honours in 2015.