The Sydney Symphony in Australia has appointed NICHOLAS CARTER to a one-year term as associate conductor, a newly created position supported by Credit Suisse, the orchestra’s Premier Partner. For the past eighteen months he has served as the orchestra’s assistant conductor. Carter, 25, studied voice and piano at the University of Melbourne, and following graduation in 2007 became a member of the inaugural Victorian Opera Artist Development Program under the tutelage of Richard Gill. He was assistant conductor for the 2010 world premiere of Bliss by Brett Dean, and last summer he assisted conductor Donald Runnicles at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming. Carter’s experience also includes guest conducting engagements with Orchestra Victoria and the West Australian, Adelaide, and Melbourne symphony orchestras.
Posted December 3, 2010