Thaddeus will begin his new position
in early 2020 and joins Principal Conductor and Artistic Adviser Asher
Fisch with WASO for an exciting 2020 season.
“It’s a huge honour, and I couldn’t have asked for a better place
to begin this next step in my career than with the beautiful musicians
of WASO. I’m absolutely thrilled for the opportunity to work with Asher
and can’t wait to join the rich music culture of Perth (and see our
country’s best beaches for the first time!)”– Thaddeus Huang.
In 2018 Thaddeus was the orchestral assistant to Nicholas Carter in the State Opera of South Australia’s premiere of Brett Dean’s Hamlet, and assisted Mark Wigglesworth at the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Currently, he serves as Music Director of the Frankston Symphony
Orchestra and Australian New Goldberg Orchestra, touring regularly at
the Shanghai Symphony’s vibrantMusic in the Summer Air Festival, and the Beijing and Jiangsu National Grand Theatres.
Every year WASO nurtures a new generation of young and emerging
artists, assisting them in finding their pathway into the music
profession and helping to secure a bright future for music in Australia.
The Assistant Conductor position is part of WASO’s Young &
Emerging Artist Program which identifies, supports and promotes talented
young Australian musicians. This position provides a rare opportunity
for an aspiring young conductor to gain coveted experience with WASO and
Principal Conductor, Asher Fisch.
Thaddeus takes over from Carlo Antonioli who held the position for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. For Carlo, the position was an invaluable opportunity, “To learn a wealth of repertoire, develop as a conductor and musician, and become immersed in the day-to-day life of an orchestra has been incredible. To be able to
work with an ensemble of WASO’s calibre, a supportive management team
and the inspiring Principal Conductor Asher Fisch has been a true
2017’s Assistant Conductor position was held by Swiss-Australian
Conductor Elena Schwarz. Currently Associate Conductor of the Tasmanian
Symphony Orchestra and Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Orchestra for their 2018-2019 season, Elena’s career has gone from
strength to strength since her time with WASO.“I was lucky to work with Asher when they did Tristan und Isolde and I saw how an orchestra can really give its best when they are challenged. I felt very fortunate
to collaborate with Asher, working with orchestras at a moment when
they are doing extremely well artistically.”