BENJAMIN
NORTHEY

CONDUCTOR

Australian conductor Benjamin Northey is the Chief Conductor of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.  He has previously held the posts of Resident Guest Conductor of the Australia Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra (2002-2006) and Principal Conductor of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (2007-2010).

Northey also appears regularly as a guest conductor with all major Australian symphony orchestras, Opera Australia (Turandot, L’elisir d’amore, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, Carmen), New Zealand Opera (Sweeney Todd) and State Opera South Australia (La sonnambula, L’elisir d’amore, Les contes d’Hoffmann).  His international appearances include concerts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia, the Malaysian Philharmonic and the New Zealand Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia and Christchurch Symphony Orchestras.

Northey studied conducting with John Hopkins at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.  In 2001, he was awarded first prize in the Symphony Australia Young Conductor of the Year Competition under the direction of Jorma Panula. In 2002, he was he was accepted as the highest placed applicant to Finland’s prestigious Sibelius Academy where he studied with Leif Segerstam and Atso Almila until 2005.  He completed his studies at the Stockholm Royal College of Music with Jorma Panula in 2006.  In 2009/10, he was chosen as one of three conductors worldwide to participate in the Allianz International Conductor’s Academy with the LPO and the Philharmonia Orchestra.

With a progressive and diverse approach to repertoire, he has collaborated with a broad range of artists including Maxim Vengerov, Julian Rachlin, Karen Gomyo, Piers Lane, Alban Gerhardt, Johannes Moser, Piers Lane, Amy Dickson, Slava Grigoryan & Marc-André Hamelin as well as popular artists Tim Minchin, KD Lang, Kate Miller-Heidke, Barry Humphries, Kurt Elling, James Morrison and Tori Amos.

Northey is highly active in the performance of Australian orchestral music having premiered numerous major new works by Brett Dean, Peter Sculthorpe, Elena Kats-Chernin, Matthew Hindson and many others.  An Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, his awards include the prestigious 2010 Melbourne Prize Outstanding Musician’s Award and the 2002 Brian Stacey Memorial Scholarship as well as multiple awards and nominations for his numerous recordings with ABC Classics.

2019 highlights include La bohème for Opera Australia and returns to the Hong Kong Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony, Christchurch Symphony and all six state symphony orchestras.

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PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Conductor – Carmina Burana (2020)

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On the 19th and 22nd January, Event Cinemas Glenelg will be exclusively screening a live performance of the charming ballet Coppélia as part of the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season! There will be screenings in 25 locations nationwide, meaning audiences in Australia are never far from a performance at the Royal Opera House. 

Don’t miss Ninette de Valois’ story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls featuring intricate choreography set to Delibes’ delightful score. 
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