In 2018 Thaddeus was orchestral assistant to Nicholas Carter in the State Opera of South Australia’s premiere of Brett Dean’s Hamlet, and assisted Mark Wigglesworth at the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra, Tasmanian and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, and Shenyang Symphony Orchestra amongst others. Currently he serves as Music Director of the Frankston Symphony Orchestra and Australian New Goldberg Orchestra, touring regularly with the latter at the Shanghai Symphony’s vibrant Music in the Summer Air Festival, and the Beijing and Jiangsu National Grand Theatres.
A composition graduate of the University of Melbourne with Brenton Broadstock, Stuart Greenbaum and Barry Conyngham, Thaddeus also assisted Brett Dean at the Conservatorium Orchestra, and worked as Undergraduate Conducting tutor with John Hopkins OBE. Passionate about new music, he has premiered works by Julian Yu and Annie Hsieh, and his music is recorded by the ABC and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Thaddeus’s conducting mentors include Lutz Kohler at the Symphony Australia conductor development program, Jorma Panula, and Luke Dollman at the Elder Conservatorium.