Our Conductors

Minas Berberyan Conductor Adelaide Youth Sinfonia Minas Berberyan

Minas Berberyan was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. At the age of 9 he was accepted to the Special Music School in Sofia, where he studied with Joanna Strateva, later continuing his studies at the Bulgarian National Academy of Music, studying under Prof. Josef Radionov. Minas gained his first professional experience whilst st...

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Martin Butler OAM Conductor, Adelaide Youth Strings Martin Butler OAM

Born in London, Martin Butler began learning to play violin at the age of 8. At 11, he received a scholarship to attend the Guildhall School of Music. After leaving the GSM, he studied music composition at Surrey University under Reginald Smith-Brindle and Robin Maconie, graduating with First Class Honours and a Master...

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Keith Crellin OAM Artistic Director & Conductor, Adelaide Youth Orchestra Keith Crellin OAM

From 2001-2016, Keith Crellin OAM held the positions of Head of the String Department and Conductor-in-Residence at the University of Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium of Music. Since May 2016 he has concentrated on his role as Artistic Director of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra which he took up in 2003, as well as further...

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Bryan Griffiths Associate Conductor, Adelaide Youth Orchestra, Music Director, AdYWO & AYW Bryan Griffiths

Bryan Griffiths is an experienced conductor who frequently works across professional, educational and community-level ensembles. He is proficient in directing orchestras, wind bands and chamber music and past engagements have included conducting the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, New Adelaide Ensemble, Adelaide Summer Or...

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Sarah Byron Conductor, Adelaide Youth Winds Sarah Byron

Sarah Byron is an Adelaide-based saxophonist, educator and conductor, passionate about providing musical opportunities to all students and developing the wind orchestra scene in South Australia.As a graduate of the University of Adelaide, Sarah moved to the United Kingdom to pursue a Masters in Music at the Royal North...

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Martin Phillipson Assistant Conductor, Adelaide Youth Wind Orchestra Martin Phillipson

Martin Phillipson began his trumpet studies at an early age attending the Sydney Conservatorium High School before obtaining his Bachelor and Master Degree under  Daniel Mendelow and Gordon Webb. During this time, he also worked regularly with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Australian Opera and Ballet, Australian C...

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