Simone Young

Australian Conductor
Born Mar 2, 1961

Simone Margaret Young AM is an Australian conductor. She is music director of the Hamburg Philharmonic and general manager of the Hamburg State Opera. Her discography includes - among other items - a complete cycle of the symphonies of Anton Bruckner, and the complete Ring Cycle of Richard Wagner; in both cases she is the first woman to have recorded these works.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Simone Young.


1961 Birth Born in 1961.


1983 22 Years Old Commencing in 1983, Young worked at Opera Australia as a répétiteur under various conductors, including Charles Mackerras, Richard Bonynge, Carlo Felice Cillario and Stuart Challender.
1985 24 Years Old Young started her operatic conducting career at the Sydney Opera House in 1985. … Read More


2000 39 Years Old …  She conducted the Sydney Symphony Orchestra when they performed "Advance Australia Fair" at the 2000 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Sydney. … Read More


2001 40 Years Old From 2001 to 2003, Young was chief conductor of Opera Australia in Sydney.
2003 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Her contract was not renewed after 2003, with one given reason as the excessive expense of her programming ideas. … Read More
2006 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, she became Professor of Music and Theatre at the University of Hamburg.


2011 50 Years Old In December 2011, it was announced that Young would conclude her tenures with both the Hamburg State Opera and the Hamburg Philharmonic after the 2014/2015 season.
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