2 Aug 2019

Trumpeter takes on leadership of the Wellington Youth Orchestra

From Upbeat, 1:00 pm on 2 August 2019

Wellington Youth Orchestra Music Director Mark Carter says he had no idea that he was going to be appointed to the role late last year. The NZSO sub-principal trumpeter had conducted the orchestra a couple of times, and had always thought that the plan for the orchestra was to only have guest conductors.

“When Tom Gott asked me, I was pretty gobsmacked and overwhelmed, and I still am buzzing that I’m Musical Director of this fantastic orchestra” he says.

Mark Carter talks to Upbeat’s David Morriss about planning repertoire to inspire and engage the young orchestral players.