Capriccio Italien, Op. 45 – Tchaikovsky (video sample)
Excerpts from Carmina Burana – Carl Orff (video sample)
Conductor Benjamin Northey
Since returning to Australia from Europe in 2006, Benjamin Northey has rapidly emerged as one of the nation’s leading musical figures. Since 2011, he has held the position of Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and was appointed Chief Conductor of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in 2015.
Internationally, he has conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Hong Kong Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia and the Southbank Sinfonia of London.
He has conducted L’elisir d’amore, The Tales of Hoffmann and La sonnambula for SOSA and Don Giovanni, Carmen and Cosi fan tutte for Opera Australia.
2015/2016 engagements included returns to all the major Australian orchestras, the HKPO, the NZSO, Turandot for Opera Australia and Sweeney Todd for Victorian Opera and New Zealand Opera; he led both the MSO and Christchurch Symphony on several occasions.