Carlo Antonioli is one of Australia’s most dynamic young conductors and is currently the Cybec Assistant Conductor Fellow at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He was previously the Assistant Conductor at the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
For the MSO, Carlo’s engagements have included concerts at Hamer Hall, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne Town Hall and the Melbourne Recital Centre, Ears Wide Open presentations, regional tours and Classic Kids concerts. In addition to assisting MSO Chief Conductor Jaime Martín and WASO Principal Conductor Asher Fisch, he has assisted many prominent guest conductors in Australia including Vasily Petrenko, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Andrew Davis, Karina Canellakis and Mark Wigglesworth, as well as Vladimir Ashkenazy and Chief Conductor Simone Young at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Rapidly establishing himself both with Australia’s leading symphony orchestras, and with vibrant, cutting-edge ensembles, some of Carlo’s most recent and upcoming engagements include working with the Queensland, Tasmanian and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, Book of Longing (Philip Glass), The Loser (Lang) and To Hell and Back (Heggie) for the Australian Contemporary Opera Company, the Australian, Sydney and Melbourne Youth Orchestras, the Australian National Academy of Music, Ensemble Apex, Australian Doctors Orchestra and the Stonnington Symphony. Carlo is also a composer and member of the Sydney-based Dreambox Collective. A passionate advocate for new music, Carlo has conducted for composer development programs with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Australian Youth Orchestra.
Carlo was one of five conductors selected for the newly-expanded Australian Conducting Academy in 2023-2024, having previously been selected for the inaugural Academy in 2018. This sees him returning to all of the Australian state symphony orchestras and Orchestra Victoria.
A recipient of the Alan Bellhouse Memorial Award for Conducting and the Ada Thompson Prize for Postgraduate Students, Carlo completed a Master of Music Studies (Conducting) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2017 and a Bachelor of Music (Performance) with First Class Honours in 2015. Concurrent with his studies, he was a participant in the Symphony Services International Conductor Development Program in 2015-2016, working with the Tasmanian, Adelaide and West Australian Symphony Orchestras and the Opera Australia Orchestra.