FABIAN RUSSELL, associate conductor

Fabian Russell has been at the forefront of the Australian classical music industry over the last twenty five years as Conductor, Artistic Director, teacher and orchestral musician, holding positions with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. In 2002 he founded The Orchestra Project - a training orchestra for pre-eminent young Australian musicians. Over the past ten years Fabian has been engaged to conduct AYO, Melbourne Symphony, Sydney Symphony Sinfonia, ANAM and most of Australia’s youth and university orchestras. In 2008 Fabian was invited to be Principal Guest Conductor of the Melbourne Youth Orchestra and was subsequently appointed Principal Conductor and Artistic Director. In 2012 Fabian was appointed Principal Conductor of the Monash Academy Orchestra at the Monash University Academy of the Performing Arts and was also appointed Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Tasmanian Discovery Orchestra.

In January this year he was Conductor at AYO’s National Music Camp, and this year will make appearances at the Australian International Summer Orchestra Institute, with Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, and made his opera debut with Victorian Opera conducting John Adams Nixon in China.

Fabian was awarded the Sir Winston Churchill Fellowship in 2011, and is an international adviser to the London based Australian Music Foundation.