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Stephen Mould

Conductor - Canberra

Stephen Mould was born in Sydney and studied piano and composition at the NSW Conservatorium of Music. In 1985, he moved to London and continued conducting and composition studies at the Royal Academy of Music and studies at English National Opera. During this time he also worked as an orchestral and choral conductor and as a freelance repetiteur in London and Marseille.

In 1990, Mr Mould won an Australian Singing Competition award for operatic studies and returned to Europe working as a conductor and musical assistant in a number of houses in Germany, Belgium and Norway. He was engaged as an assistant at the Theatre de La Monnaie, Brussels and, in 1992 was appointed to the music staff of Opera Frankfurt as assistant to the Music Director. During this time in Europe, he also took part in several summer festivals and was associated with the music conservatoriums in Würzburg and Frankfurt.

In 1996, he returned to Australia and joined the staff of Opera Australia. Since his return, Mr Mould has undertaken engagements for the Sydney Festival, the Melbourne Festival, Symphony Australia and the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. In 1998, he assisted on SOSA’s production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle and conducted La Bohème for Opera Australia in 1999. In 2000, he conducted Simon Boccanegra for the national company and The Stars of Opera Australia concert with the SBS Youth Orchestra.

Stephen Mould is currently Head of Music at Opera Australia and, in recent seasons has conducted the following opera for OA: The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Signor Bruschino, La Voix Humaine, Rusalka, The Gondoliers and The Pirates of Penzance. For the Sydney Symphony, he conducted Swing into Spring, an opera gala for The Queensland Orchestra and Verdi’s Requiem for Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. Mr Mould recently returned from Macau where he conducted Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci for the Macau International Music Festival.

In 2008, he will conduct Carmen, The Makropulos Secret and My Fair Lady for Opera Australia and make his American debut conducting Madama Butterfly for Baltimore Opera Company.

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