Simone Young announced as the next Chief Conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Simone Young AM will be the Orchestra’s Chief Conductor from 2022. In the 12 months prior to her taking up the role, Young will be the Orchestra’s Chief Conductor Designate.

Simone Young announced as the next Chief Conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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In preparation for her debut as Chief Conductor in 2022, the internationally renowned conductor will work with the Orchestra to shape its 2022 season and prepare for the Orchestra’s return to the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House. 

The Orchestra leaves the Sydney Opera House in December 2019 to allow for a two-year renovation of the Concert Hall. Young’s debut as Chief Conductor in 2022 will coincide with the reopening of the Concert Hall, the Orchestra’s home since the Sydney Opera House opened in 1973.

The Australian-born conductor’s long-standing association with the Sydney Symphony began in 1996, and she has been a frequent guest conductor while residing in Europe and holding roles with major institutions there. From 2005 to 2015, she was General Manager and Artistic Director of the Hamburg State Opera and Music Director of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra. She is currently Principal Guest Conductor of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Switzerland.
 

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