Artistic Leadership Team

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Nicholas Carter, Principal Conductor

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor Nicholas Carter is the first Australian to be appointed to one of the six major state orchestras in nearly 30 years and is fast establishing a reputation as a conductor of exceptional versatility.

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Mark Wigglesworth, Principal Guest Conductor

Internationally renowned and Olivier Award-winning conductor Mark Wigglesworth is one of the outstanding musicians of his generation, as much at home in the opera house as the concert hall.


Grace Clifford, Emerging Artist in Association

Grace Clifford is quickly gaining a reputation as one of Australia’s finest young violinists.  At the age of 18 years old, Grace is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Music degree at Curtis Institute studying with Pamela Frank and Ida Kavafian and immediately prior with the late Joseph Silverstein.


Pinchas Zukerman, Artist-in-Association

Pinchas Zukerman has remained a phenomenon in the world of music for over four decades. His musical genius, prodigious technique and unwavering artistic standards are a marvel to audiences and critics. Devoted to the next generation of musicians, he has inspired younger artists with his magnetism and passion. His enthusiasm for teaching has resulted in innovative programs in London, New York, China, Israel and Ottawa. The name Pinchas Zukerman is equally respected as violinist, violist, conductor, pedagogue and chamber musician.


Cathy Milliken, Composer in Association

Cathy Milliken studied in Australia, majoring in performance (piano and oboe). A founding member of the Ensemble Modern, Germany, she has worked with such musicians as György Ligeti, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez, Sofia Gubaidulina and Frank Zappa and performed with the ensemble in all major contemporary music venues throughout the world.