Music Directors

Mark Carter appointed Music Director of WYO

In late 2018, Mark Carter, NZSO Sub-Principal Trumpet, was appointed Music Director of WYO. In 2019, he will be assisted by Guest Conductor Donald Armstrong, Associate Concertmaster of the NZSO, who will conduct Project 2.

Simon Brew appointed Music Director of WYS

Simon Brew, formerly Director of Music for RNZAF, is WYS’s Music Director. After one year in the role, he has now built player numbers to 50. Simon is known to NZSO audiences as an accomplished classical saxophone player. He has built several ensembles, some from scratch, and is having fun leading the orchestra that gave him his very first conducting gig.

Annual Report 2017

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