Carlo Antonioli is a conductor, saxophonist and composer. A recipient of the Alan Bellhouse Memorial Award for Conducting, the Ada Thompson Prize for Postgraduate Students and the University of Sydney Merit Scholarship, he 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.
As a conductor, Carlo 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, and was one of eleven conductors selected for the inaugural Australian Conducting Academy with the TSO in 2018. Throughout 2018, Carlo will work with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in the capacity of Assistant Conductor. In addition, he has conducted and assisted for various freelance projects and youth orchestras, including both self-formed and community ensembles. He is also a passionate educator, having worked for many years developing school music programs in Sydney.
Carlo’s HSC Music 2 composition was one of five selected across New South Wales for HSC ENCORE, which he conducted at the Sydney Opera House. An avid musicologist, his article on Strauss’s Metamorphosen has been published in the Sydney Undergraduate Journal of Musicology. As a saxophonist, Carlo performs with the Luxum Quartet, which will perform at the 2018 Melbourne International Saxophone Festival, Petrichor Sax, which won first place at the Sydney Eisteddfod Musica Viva Chamber Music Award finals, and has performed with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra.