Music Directors

WYO Guest Conductors announced for 2018

NZSO Principal  Cellist Andrew Joyce will conduct WYO for Project 1, and NZSO Trumpeter Mark Carter will conduct WYO for Project 2.


WYS appoints new MD for 2018

We are excited to announce that Simon Brew, formerly Director of Music for RNZAF, will be Music Director for 2018, following on from Michael Vinten. Simon is known to NZSO audiences as an accomplished classical saxophone player. He has built several ensembles, some from scratch, and is looking forward to leading the orchestra that gave him his very first conducting gig.


Farewell to Michael!

Michael Vinten led the Wellington Youth Sinfonietta as its Music Director for 25 years, growing it from its inception as a training orchestra into an acknowledged orchestra for young players wishing to develop their symphonic orchestral music skills. During this time he has mentored many soloists, conductors, and composers. It is with great sadness that we farewell Michael.