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One of the most widely admired global figures in classical music, Sir Andrew Davies, will become the Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, while 27-year-old trailblazer Diego Matheuz will join him as Principal Guest Conductor. Both tenures will commence in January 2013.
About Sir Andrew Davis
Sir Andrew Davis has a long-running relationship with the MSO and his concerts are highly anticipated by the Orchestra and concert-goers alike. He is currently in Melbourne and will conduct Organ Classics at Town Hall this month and Grieg Concerto in August and September.
Sir Andrew has conducted all of the world's major orchestras as well as at leading opera houses and festivals. He is the Music Director and Principal Conductor of Lyric Opera of Chicago and also Conductor Laureate of both the Toronto Symphony and BBC Symphony orchestras.
About Diego Matheuz
Named by Gramophone magazine as one of the "new conductors on the verge of greatness", Diego Matheuz joined the MSO for two electrifying concerts at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl this February, thrilling the capacity crowds on both occasions, and will return to conduct for its mid-season Festival in 2013.
Matheuz made his debut with Claudio Abbado's Orchestra Mozart in Bologna in October 2008 and was appointed Principal Guest Conductor the following year. In September 2009 he joined the Santa Cecilia Orchestra for a tour of Milan, Turin and Lucerne. He was appointed Principal Conductor of the Fenice Theatre in September 2011.