Sandra Horne

Sandra Horne

Conductor

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Australian-born conductor Sandra Horne began conducting at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. During that time, she held positions as the Assistant Conductor with Sydney University WInd Orchestra and The Beecroft Orchestra. She was also the Organ Scholar at St James Turramurra. Sandra was awarded the Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars grant in 2013 for her conducting work. Sandra is currently studying for a MMus at the Birmingham Conservatoire. She is the Musical Director for Flat White Opera. Sandra has studied with a wide range of conductors including Daniele Rosina, Edwin Roxburgh, Myer Fredman, Alexander Polishchuk, Mark Stringer, Neil Thomson and John Farrer. She has worked with Marin Alsop, Sian Edwards, Julia Jones, Fabian Russell, David Danzmayr, Alexander Briger, Christopher Seaman and Sebastion Lang-Lessing in masterclasses. As a participant of the Symphony Services International Conductor Development Program, Sandra has conducted the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She has also conducted the St Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Serenata and at the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute. In 2012 and 2013 Sandra was a finalist of the St Petersburg CPO conducting competition. Sandra's opera credits include Don Giovanni and Hansel und Gretel for Flat White Opera as well as off-stage conductor for the Dartington International Festival production of Carmen. In 2015, she was the Assistant Conductor for the world premiere of Ava's Wedding: an English Tragedy, a newly commissioned opera written by Michael Wolters and Alexandra Taylor. Sandra has also worked alongside Andrew King on Charpentier's Actéon and Fraser Goulding on Ravel's L'enfant et les Sortilèges and Holst's Sālvitri.
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