Art Talks

With Nicholas Carter, Principal Conductor

Nicholas Carter - credit Annette KorollTuesday 22 March 2016

Podcast available HERE

In-conversation with Jacinta Thompson, Executive Director, The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

Hear new ASO Principal Conductor Nicholas Carter, talk about the Relevance of Orchestras in the 21st Century?

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor Nicholas Carter is fast establishing a career as a conductor of exceptional versatility, equally at home in the concert hall and the opera house, and fluent in a diverse repertoire. He is the first Australian in almost 30 years to be appointed to lead a major Australian symphony orchestra.

From 2011 to mid-2014 he was Kapellmeister at the Hamburg State Opera, as well as serving as musical assistant to Music Director Simone Young. This engagement followed a three-year association with the Sydney Symphony, first as Assistant Conductor, working closely with Vladimir Ashkenazy and a number of the orchestra’s guest conductors, and subsequently as Associate Conductor. Nicholas is currently Kapellmeister and musical assistant to Donald Runnicles at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. More

With Paul Rissmann, Composer, Pedagogue and Performer

Paul RussmannThursday 7 April 2016

Podcast available HERE

In-conversation with Professor Tanya Monro Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Innovation, UniSA

Paul Rissmann (ASO Festival of Learning & Participation) is passionate about active participation in music education.  This in conversation session will be a chance to get an insight into Paul's charismatic approach.

Paul was born on the Isle of Bute, Scotland is a composer, presenter and music educationalist. He currently holds the position of Animateur for the London Symphony Orchestra and is Children’s Composer in Residence for Music in the Round.  Paul’s commissions range from electronic music for Microsoft to orchestral music for the LSO. His interactive composition Bamboozled for orchestra and audience has been performed by over 45,000 people - from Daytona Beach, Florida to Melbourne, Australia and in 2012 was performed at an Olympic Torch relay by the Philharmonia Orchestra. Paul recently won a British Composer’s Award (BASCA) and was also appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM). More

With Jeffrey Tate CBE, Principal Guest Conductor

Thursday 6 October 2016

Podcast available HERE

In-conversation with Geoffrey Collins, ASO Principal Flute Player and ASO Director

Jeffrey Tate is one of the most renowned and versatile British conductors of his generation. Before committing himself to music, he acquired a doctoral degree in medicine at Cambridge. He began his musical career as a staff member of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London. A formative experience was the centenary ‘Ring’ at the Bayreuth Festival, where he was the assistant of Pierre Boulez. On this basis, Tate later developed his own highly regarded interpretation of the ‘Ring’ – Tetralogy in Cologne and Paris (with the Orchestre National de France). The Paris production was afterwards taken over by the State Opera of South Australia in Adelaide and made history as the first complete ‘Ring’ performance in Australia. 


Geoffrey CollinsGeoffrey Collins is ASO’s longstanding Principal Flute. During his distinguished career, he has held a number of the country’s most coveted flute positions, including Associate Principal Flute with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and for many years Principal Flute with the Australian Chamber Orchestra. He has been a concerto soloist with most of Australia’s leading orchestras and in 1993 undertook his first major tour as soloist for the ABC. He has played with many of Australia’s leading contemporary music groups such as AZ Music, ACME, the Seymour Group, Flederman and the Alpha Ensemble. During 1998, he began his association as Principal Flute with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, including the first full Australian production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle.

With Pinchas Zukerman, Artist in Association

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Podcast available HERE

 In-conversation with Professor Tanya Monro, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation, UniSA

Credit: Cheryl Mazak

Pinchas Zukerman has remained phenomenal in the world of music for over four decades. His musical genius, prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and critics. Devoted to the next generation of musicians, he has inspired younger artists with his magnetism and passion. His enthusiasm for teaching has resulted in innovative programs in London, New York, China, Israel and Ottawa. A devoted and innovative pedagogue, Mr. Zukerman chairs the Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music, where he has pioneered the use of distance-learning technology in the arts. Pinchas Zukerman's extensive discography contains over 100 titles, and has earned him 2 Grammy awards and 21 nominations.

The name Pinchas Zukerman is equally respected as violinist, violist, conductor, 
pedagogue and chamber musician. 









Art Talks presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra


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