Australian conductor Scott Wilson is the Zander Fellow with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and is a conducting teacher at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. The foundations of his musicianship were formed through his study of the pedagogical traditions of Ilya Musin and Nadia Boulanger under the mentorship of his principal teachers Sian Edwards and Norman Beedie. He has studied with Maestro Kurt Masur in Sweden, Gianluigi Gelmetti in Italy, Johannes Fritzsch in Australia, and Ed Spanjaard in Hungary. Previously he held the positions of Fellow in Conducting and Artist in Residence at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Scott Wilson is passionate about promoting the works of Australian composers - especially Peter Sculthorpe and Carl Vine - and he has performed numerous works by the British composer John Woolrich.
Informing Scott Wilson’s musicianship is his previous career as a percussionist specialising in contemporary solo and chamber repertoire. He founded the ensemble Sankorfa, with whom he released a CD - in between instruments - which featured performances of his compositions. He has worked with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, London Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Shakespeare Company, and at the Royal National Theatre, has recorded chamber music for the BBC, and has performed at contemporary music festivals throughout Europe.
'Conductor Scott Wilson navigated his way calmly through the seeming chaos, his ensemble slick and responsive at every bar.'
(Theatre Cat - Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire).
'wonderfully assured playing not only from Piers [Lane] but also from the leadership these very fine young players were fortunate to experience from the conductor Scott Wilson.'
(Music Commentary - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no. 3)
'A well-drilled chorus excelled’
(Bachtrack - Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress)