Australian Orchestra Appoints 1st Australian Principal Conductor in 30 Years

Nicholas Carter Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Conductor Cover

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 29 year old Australian conductor Nicholas Carter as their new Principal Conductor – the first Australian to be appointed to the lead of a major Australian Symphony Orchestra in 30 years.

Australian-born and Berlin-based, Nicholas has served as Associate Conductor of the Sydney Symphony, Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin - and as Musical Assistant to Hamburg State Opera Music Director, Simone Young.

“We are thrilled to publicly declare our solid belief in Australian musical talent..." ASO Managing Director, Vincent Ciccarello has said, " ... Nicholas Carter’s ability, musical personality and maturity belie his age.”