The program encompasses all aspects of the preparation and rehearsal of full-scale symphonic or chamber orchestra repertoire. You will perform in one of the two full symphony orchestras or the chamber orchestra. The culminating concerts are sure to bring the house down, and the buzz of it will stay with you forever.


Richard Gill, Music Director 

Richard Gill, OAM, is one of Australia’s preeminent and most admired conductors and is
internationally respected as a music educator. He is Founding Music Director and Conductor Emeritus of Victorian Opera and is currently Artistic Director of the Education Program for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted all the major Australian orchestras and youth orchestras, and has held several important posts including Dean of the West Australian Conservatorium of Music. 

Alexandre Bloch

Winner of Donatella Flick’s LSO Conducting Competition (2012), Alexandre Bloch is currently Assistant Conductor at the London Symphony Orchestra and Conducting Fellow at the Royal Northern College of Music. He was named ‘2012 Talent’ by ADAMI and recently stepped in to replace Mariss Jansons at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for three very successful concerts. Future plans include engagements across Europe.

Geoffrey Lancaster 

Dr Geoffrey Lancaster is among the world’s most respected fortepianists. He was formerly Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, Director of the Tasmanian Symphony Chamber Players, and Artistic Director of the Australian Fortepiano Trio. Lancaster has appeared as soloist with all of Australia’s major orchestras, as well as many renowned international ensembles.