In preparation for her debut as Chief Conductor in 2022, the
internationally renowned conductor will work with the Orchestra to shape
its 2022 season and prepare for the Orchestra’s return to the Concert
Hall of the Sydney Opera House.
The Orchestra leaves the Sydney Opera
House in December 2019 to allow for a two-year renovation of the Concert
Hall. Young’s debut as Chief Conductor in 2022 will coincide with the
reopening of the Concert Hall, the Orchestra’s home since the Sydney
Opera House opened in 1973.
The Australian-born conductor’s long-standing association with the
Sydney Symphony began in 1996, and she has been a frequent guest conductor while residing in Europe and holding roles with major institutions there. From 2005 to 2015, she was General Manager and
Artistic Director of the Hamburg State Opera and Music Director of the
Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra. She is currently Principal Guest
Conductor of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Switzerland.