Carlo Antonioli is one of Australia’s most promising young conductors, and was recently appointed as MSO's 2022 Cybec Assistant Conductor Fellow. In 2018-2019, Carlo served as the Assistant Conductor to the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, working closely with Principal Conductor Asher Fisch and guest conductors including Ludovic Morlot, Karina Canellakis, Mark Wigglesworth and Fabien Gabel. As part of the assistantship, Carlo conducted WASO on their 2019 Regional Tour in Esperance and Albany to great acclaim. He has also assisted Vladimir Ashkenazy and Simone Young at the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, he was due to conduct the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Additionally, Carlo has worked with many community and youth orchestras in Sydney and beyond, including Sydney Youth Orchestras, the Australian Doctors Orchestra and Kuringai Youth Orchestra. He has been a regular conductor with the Eastern Sydney Chamber Orchestra and Orange Symphony Orchestra, returning frequently to both since 2018. 2021 was due to see appearances with the Beecroft Orchestra, Sydney University Symphony Orchestra and students of the Australian National Academy of Music, unfortunately cancelled due to ongoing lockdowns. Carlo is also a composer, and is a member of the Sydney-based Dreambox Collective.
A recipient of the Alan Bellhouse Memorial Award for Conducting and the Ada Thompson Prize for Postgraduate Students, Carlo completed a Master of Music Studies (Conducting) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2017 and a Bachelor of Music (Performance) with First Class Honours in 2015. Concurrent with his studies, he was a participant in the Symphony Services International Conductor Development Program in 2015-2016, working with the Tasmanian, Adelaide and West Australian Symphony Orchestras and the Opera Australia Orchestra. In 2018, he was one of eleven conductors selected for the inaugural Australian Conducting Academy with the TSO.