Graham Abbott has been Conductor-in-Residence at the Elder Conservatorium of Music Adelaide, Musical Director of Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus, Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Musical Director of Melbourne Chorale, and in 1997 was Guest Chorus Master of the Chorus of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
He is a frequent guest conductor with all of the major Australian orchestras and opera companies, leading choral societies and numerous new and early music ensembles. Graham is also a respected speaker and broadcaster and has been producer and presenter of Keys To Music on ABC Classic FM since 2003.
Most recently Graham conducted Don Giovanni for State Opera of South Australia, Messiah for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Canberra Choral Society, Bach St Matthew Passion for Opera Queensland, Beethoven Symphony No 3 for Camerata of St John’s and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, as well as concerts with the Adelaide and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. International highlights have included presenting and conducting Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Unwrap the Music series, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with the Prague Chamber Orchestra, concerts with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and with the Ulster Orchestra in Northern Ireland.
2016- 2017 will also see Graham return to the Canberra and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra