Steven Hillinger

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Steven has guest conducted many orchestras including the Willoughby, Penrith and Mosman Symphony Orchestras, the Ku-ring-gai and East-West Philharmonic Orchestras, the Cove Chamber Orchestra, The Occasional Performing Sinfonia, the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra and the NSW Youth Orchestra. Steven has worked with the Australian Youth Orchestra and in 1994 was shortlisted to audition for the position of Assistant Conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He was also a finalist the 1997, 1998 and 2000 Westfield Young Conductor of the Year Awards with the Queensland, Adelaide and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras respectively. 

Steven was the conductor of the Lane Cove Youth Orchestra (1998), Fisher's Ghost Youth Orchestra (1998-2000), Sydney Youth Brass (2000), Shore School Symphony Orchestra (2005-2006), Burwood Girls High School Senior Concert Band (2010-2011), St. Aloysius College Senior Concert Band (2012), Ascham School Symphony Orchestra (1997-2014) and was Musical Director of the City of Sydney Wind Ensemble (2001-2006). Steven also worked extensively with the Sydney Youth Orchestra's Association (2001-2007), conducting the Sydney Youth Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Orchestra and was Musical Director of the University of New South Wales Concert Band (2006-2012) and Associate Conductor of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music's Wind Symphony (2013-2014). Steven has also worked as Assistant Conductor with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. 

From 2003-2012, Steven conducted the annual fundraising 'Opera Night at Rivendell' performances for Concord Hospital. 

In both January 2003 and 2009, Steven toured to Eastern Europe with the North Sydney Girls High School Symphony Orchestra and in March 2005 took the Symphony and Wind Orchestras on a tour of China. In September 2005 he undertook a tour of Eastern Europe with the Ascham School Symphony Orchestra and in 2008 took them on a tour of China. 

As well as a large amount of guest conducting, at present, Steven is conducting the North Sydney Girls High School Symphony Orchestra and Wind Orchestra, the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra and is also Musical Director of the University of New South Wales Symphony Orchestra. In 2016 Steven took up the position of Chief Conductor of the Melbourne Youth Orchestra.