Conductor – Christopher van Tuinen


Chris graduated with a BMus from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2001. In 2005, he completed a Masters in Conducting at the VCA. Experience in both vocal and instrumental music, he was awarded the John Williams Conducting Sponsorship for 2004-5. He also holds a BA from the University of Queensland and an AMusA from the AMEB. In 2005, he was nominated by the Musical Theatre Guild for Best Music Direction.

In 2007, Chris was appointed the inaugural Conducting Fellowship at the Australian Ballet. He was a member of the Young Artists program as a Conductor with Opera Australia in 2008 and 2009. Chris has worked with Orchestra Victoria, AOBo and the QSO. He is currently Chorus Director for the WASO Chorus and UWACS, Musical Director for the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra, and Co-Artistic Director of Lost and Found Opera. As a pianist and conductor, he recently recorded Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine and The Emporer of Atlantis for ABC Classic FM.

Assistant Conductor and Repetiteur

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