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List of notable or famous conductors from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top conductors born in Australia and even some popular conductors who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian conductors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These conductors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known conductor from Australia is included when available.

This list below has everything from Geoffrey Lancaster to Arthur Benjamin.

This historic conductors from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian conductors of note?" and "Who are the most famous conductors from Australia?" These prominent conductors of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian conductors.

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Alberto Zelman


Alberto Zelman was an Australian musician and conductor, and founder of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Alberto Zelman was born in Melbourne, Australia. His father, Alberto Zelman, had come from Trieste via India as conductor of an opera company, and settled in Melbourne. Alberto jr. was educated ...more

Age: Died at 53 (1874-1927)

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Profession: Conductor

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Alfred Hill


Alfred Francis Hill CMG OBE was an Australian/New Zealand composer, conductor and teacher. ...more

Age: Died at 91 (1869-1960)

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Profession: Conductor

Arthur Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Conductors from Australia
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Arthur Leslie Benjamin was an Australian composer, pianist, conductor and teacher. He is best known as the composer of Jamaican Rumba, composed in 1938. ...more

Age: Died at 67 (1893-1960)

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Pianist, Music pedagogue, Composer

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Ben Macpherson


Bennett William Macpherson is an Australian conductor who received a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2002 for his services to music as a conductor and choirmaster. ...more

Profession: Conductor