Biography

2016

Free lance conductor/pianist/vocal coach

Conductor Athenaeum Choir

Professional life coach

2014 – 2015

Executive Assistant to Ross Levin, Mills Oakley Lawyers, Melbourne

Conductor Athenaeum Choir

Free lance conductor/pianist/vocal coach

Professional life coach

2013

Lecturer in Voice, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University

Chief Adjudicator Herald Sun Aria Competition

2012

Coordinator and conductor of a Summer Course in Prato Italy

Lecturer in Voice, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University

Melbourne Youth Music – Facilitator, Conductor Development Program

2011

IFAC, Tokyo, Japan – Guest Conductor (cancelled because of tsunami)

2010

IFAC, Tokyo, Japan – Guest Conductor  Verdi’s Nabucco

2009

IFAC, Tokyo, Japan – Guest Conductor  Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Appointed Australian Chairman of IFAC

2008

Australian Opera Studio – Head of Music

IFAC, Tokyo, Japan – Guest Conductor Verdi’s Falstaff (repeat)

2007

West Australian Ballet – Music Director

Ausralian Opera Studio – Head of Music

IFAC, Tokyo, Japan – Guest Conductor Verdi’s Falstaff

2006

West Australian Ballet – Music Director

Australian Opera Studio – Guest Tutor

2005

West Australian Ballet – Music Director

Orchestra Victoria – Guest Conductor

Scottish Ballet – Guest Conductor (2004–2005) Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Belfast

2004

West Australian Ballet – Music Director

West Australian Symphony Orchestra – Guest Conductor

ABC Classics – Recording of Puccini/Hocking, La Bohème, the Ballet, 2CD set, West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Australian Opera Studio – Guest Tutor

Western Australian Youth Orchestra – Guest Conductor

Great Barrier Orchestra (Townsville) – Guest Conductor

Scottish Ballet – Guest Conductor (2004–2005) Glasgow, Edinburgh,         Inverness, Belfast

2003

Lyric Opera of Melbourne – Guest Conductor

The Saint of Bleecker Street (Menotti)

West Australian Ballet – Guest Conductor

Pirates of Penzance, Essgee Productions – Conductor

2002

Australian Ballet – Guest Conductor

West Australian Ballet – Guest Conductor

Queensland Symphony – Guest Conductor

Adelaide Symphony – Guest Conductor

West Australian Symphony – Guest Conductor

2001

West Australian Ballet – Guest Conductor

Canberra Symphony – Guest Conductor

West Australian Symphony – Guest Conductor

2000

New Zealand Opera – Guest Conductor

Die Fledermaus with Dame Malvina Major

Auckland Sinfonia – Guest Conductor

1999

Queensland Philharmonia Orchestra – Guest Conductor

Auckland Sinfonia – Guest Conductor

Victorian College of the Arts Orchestra – Guest Conductor

State Orchestra of Victoria – Guest Conductor

1998

Chamber Made Opera – Music Director

Dunedin Sinfonia – Guest Conductor

Crazy for You – Music Director

State Theatre, Melbourne, Lyric Theatre, Brisbane

Queensland Symphony Orchestra – Guest Conductor

New Zealand Chamber Orchestra – Guest Conductor

Martinborough Festival – Guest Conductor in Gershwin Festival

Concert performances of Carmen Jones (Wilhelmenia Fernandez) Melbourne, State Orchestra of Victoria

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra – Guest Conductor

First performance Allan Zavod’s Trumpet Concerto (Adelaide Symphony)

Kiss Me Kate (Thomas Allen and Yvonne Kenny) Brisbane Festival

1997

Suwon Philharmonic (Seoul, Korea) – Guest Conductor

Opening, Crown Casino with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Anthony Warlow, John Farnham, Kylie Minogue, James Morrison and Ray Charles

Die Fledermaus – Opera Australia – Sydney and Melbourne

Crazy for You – Music Director

Theatre Royal, Sydney. State Theatre, Melbourne

Hunter Symphony Orchestra – Guest Conductor

1996

Esso Concert in the Bowl, Victoria State Orchestra

ABC Symphony Orchestras – Guest Conductor Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland, West Australia and Tasmania

Adelaide Festival – State Opera of South Australia – Australian premieres of Blue Monday (Gershwin) and Trouble in Tahiti (Bernstein)

My Fair Lady (VSO–IMG) – Music Director Brisbane

Crazy for You (John Frost) – Music Director Australian premiere season, Sydney

1995

All ABC Orchestras – Guest Conductor Sydney, Melbourne,                                                                             Adelaide, Queensland,  West Australia and Tasmanian                                             Symphony Orchestras

Hello Dolly (Gordon/Frost) – Music Director (Australia tour)

South Pacific (Gordon/Frost) – Music Director – Chaing Mai, Thailand

West Side Story (VSO–IMG) – Music Director – Brisbane

1993 – 1994

South Pacific (Gordon/Frost) – Music Director Australia and Hong Kong tour (323 performances)

1992 – 1994

All ABC Orchestras – Guest Conductor

Australian Opera – Guest Conductor 1993, 1994

Australian Ballet – Guest Conductor 1993

State Orchestra of Victoria – Guest Conductor 1994

Queensland Philharmonic – Guest Conductor 1993

Queensland State & Municipal Choir – Guest Conductor 1993

South Australian Youth Orchestra – Guest Conductor 1992, 1993

1989 – 1991

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra – Principal Conductor including tour to Korea and Indonesia

Australian Opera – Guest Conductor – 1989, 1990, 1991

All ABC Orchestras – Guest Conductor Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland, West Australia and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras

Auckland Philharmonia – Guest Conductor – 1990

Dunedin Sinfonia – Guest Conductor – 1990, 1991

1984 – 1988

ABC Orchestras – Guest Conductor Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland, West Australia and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras

Young Composers School – Conductor – 1987, 1988, 1989

Always Afternoon, SBS Television four hour mini series – Music Director

John Farnham Age of Reason Tour – Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony

West Australian Symphony – Ray Charles at Leeuwin – Conductor

State Opera of South Australia – Guest Conductor, 1988

Lyric Opera of Queensland – Guest Conductor – 1987, 1988

State Orchestra of Victoria – Eartha Kitt – Conductor, 1987

West Australian Ballet Company – Guest Conductor – 1986–88

Victorian College of the Arts – Guest Conductor 1985–88, 1979 – 1983

Australian Ballet – Music Director Australia, Greece, Israel, China and Mexico

All ABC Orchestras – Guest Conductor Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland, West Australia and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras

West Side Story – Director and Music Director 1983, Sydney and Melbourne

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra – Guest Conductor

Symphonia of Auckland – Guest Conductor

Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Solo Pianist

West Australian Symphony Orchestra – Solo Pianist

Peking Opera and Dance Orchestra – Guest Conductor

Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra – Guest Conductor

Veracruz Symphony Orchestra – Guest Conductor (Mexico)

1976 – 1978

Canterbury Orchestra – Music Director – Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch Harmonic Society (Choir) – Music Director

Canterbury University – Part–time Lecturer

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra – Guest Conductor

Portland (Oregon) Opera Company – Guest Conductor

Christchurch Arts Festival – Orfeo – Music Director

Australian Ballet – Guest Conductor

Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Guest Conductor

1974 – 1975

Los Angeles Civic Light Opera – Porgy and Bess – Music Director

Atlanta, Georgia – Porgy and Bess – Music Director

Los Angeles Civic Light Opera – Camelot – Music Director

Christchurch Arts Festival – Guest Conductor 1975

Christchurch Arts Festival – Marriage of Figaro – Music Director

1972 – 1974

Rothchilds – National Company – Music Director

Jacques Brel – Music Director – New York and Boston

Winter Stock – Music Director – Miami

Song of Cyrano – Music Director – USA tour – original musical by Wright and Forrest

1970 – 1971

Australian Ballet – Music Director

Australia, Asia and first USA tour

Asia with Fonteyn – USA with Nureyev

Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras – Guest Conductor

1969

Australian Opera – Resident Conductor

Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Guest Conductor

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra – Guest Conductor

1967 – 1969

Christchurch Civic Orchestra – Music Director

Lindsay String Orchestra – Music Director – Wellington

Harmonic Society – Music Director – Wellington

New Zealand Chamber Players – Music Director and Pianist

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra – Guest Conductor

1966 – 1967

Man of La Mancha – Music Director – Israel (in Hebrew)

1966

New York City – Freelance conductor

West Side Story – Music Director – Puebla International Festival

Lindsay Orchestra – Guest Conductor – Wellington

Porgy and Bess – Music Director – Israel

1965

New Zealand Opera Company – Artistic and Music Director, Porgy and Bess, Don Giovanni, Il Trovatore

Elizabethan Opera Company – Australia – Porgy and Bess – Music Director

1964

Lincoln Center Summer Theatre – Associate Conductor, Merry Widow and King and I

Lincoln Center Merry Widow – USA tour – Music Director

1963 – 1964

Camelot National Company – Music Director

1962

Summer Stock – Music Director – Chicago

1961 – 1962

Manhattan School of Music – New York City, Member of conducting faculty, Conductor of Repertoire Orchestra, Ass’t conductor – First Orchestra and Opera Orchestra

1961

Lock Up Your Daughters – Music Director – Australia

Most Happy Fella – Music Director – Australia

West Side Story – Music Director – Canadian premiere

Summer Stock – Music Director – Ohio

1960 – 1961

West Side Story – Music Director – Australia

West Side Story – Pianist and Assistant Conductor – first USA tour

1959 – 1960

National Opera Company – Music Director – USA tour

1959

Summer Stock – Pianist then Conductor – New England

1958 – 1959

Robert Shaw Chorale – Pianist and Assistant to Mr Shaw (USA tour)

1958

Porgy and Bess – Pianist and Assistant Conductor – USA tour

1956 – 1958

Freelance pianist, coach and accompanist, New York City