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Guest Artists

The AYO International Tour will play host to a range of inspirational music professionals as the AYO musicians embark on their journey across Europe and Asia. The orchestra will perform under the baton of Krzysztof Urbański, Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Associate Conductor Daniel Carter. Joining the orchestra as soloists are pianist Jan Lisiecki, and cellist Daniel Müller-Schott.

Krzysztof Urbański

Krzysztof Urbański is Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Alongside this role he simultaneously maintains an international presence by appearing as guest conductor with leading orchestras worldwide. Urbański holds an impressive discography of acclaimed recordings for Alpha Classics, Deutsche Grammophon and Sony. Read more.

Daniel Carter
Associate Conductor

Daniel Carter has conducted both the Sydney and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, the Australian Youth Orchestra and returned to Australia in 2016, 2017 and 2019 to conduct the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

From August 2019 he will take up the position of Kapellmeister at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Read more.

Jan Lisiecki

Just 23, Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki has won acclaim for his extraordinary interpretive maturity, distinctive sound, and poetic sensibility. The New York Times has called him “a pianist who makes every note count”. Lisiecki’s insightful interpretations, refined technique, and natural affinity for art give him a musical voice that belies his age. Read more.

Daniel Müller-Schott

Daniel Müller-Schott ranks among the world’s best cellists of his generation and can be heard on all of the foremost international concert stages. He has made his mark by delighting audiences for two decades “a fearless player with technique to burn” (New York Times). Read more.