Conservatorium Greats - Ben Northey
Our second instalment for the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne (formerly VCA & MCM) features Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey. Focusing on stories from established alumni in the fields of visual art, music, film and television, we interviewed Ben at Hamer Hall in Melbourne before joining him at his rehearsal and performance of Beethoven's 5th symphony with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Since studying conducting at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music from 2000-2002, Ben has appeared in an array of prestigious national and international performances. Receiving the 2010 Melbourne Prize Outstanding Musician’s Award, Ben is highly regarded for his "progressive and diverse approach to repertoire”. We’d like to thank him immensely for being involved in this production.
We’d also like to thank Hamer Hall in Melbourne, ABC Studios at Ultimo in Sydney, Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre in Nowra and of course the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.