In 2011 the NZSO launched a new training opportunity for aspiring young conductors.
The NZSO conductor training programme, led by NZSO Music Director Pietari Inkinen offers promising young conductors a chance to hone their skills in bespoke training activities.
In the past these have included opportunities to assist the music director, and conduct small ensemble and orchestral rehearsals with direct feedback and to assist with the NZSO National Youth Orchestra.
In 2015, the Conductor Training programme will be incorporated into the NZSO Fellowship programme, providing extended opportunities for young conductor/s to experience a variety of conducting styles and repertoire.
Conducting Fellows will have an opportunity to work with a number of the NZSO’s distinguished visiting international conductors. Special attention will be given to preparing a range of repertoire, and opportunities will be given for the conductor fellow to work with both NZSO and Fellowship musicians.
To apply for this programme, please send us a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your musical aspirations along with a video of yourself conducting two contrasting pieces.
Please note that this programme is only open to New Zealand residents and citizens based in New Zealand.
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