Rachael Young began her conducting career in 2007 after having studied in her native New Zealand, the United States and the UK. She is trained in the Russian system of conducting and has been mentored by Maestro Leonid Grin – Paavo Järvi’s former teacher and former assistant to Leonard Bernstein.
Since 2007 Rachael has conducted the St Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra, the South Bohemian Chamber Orchestra, the Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Sinfonia. She also conducted a series of concerts with the Russian Virtuosi of Europe at London’s Cadogan Hall in the 2012/2013 season.
Rachael’s plans for the coming season include a concert with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Chilé in October 2015 and the Deutsche Kammerorchester Berlin in May 2016.