Reflections: Nicolette Fraillon
Australian conductor Nicolette Fraillon, AM, learned violin and piano when young, going on to study in Vienna and Hanover.
From 1990 she was conductor with the Nederlands Dans Theater, the Dutch National Ballet and many European orchestras, before returning to Australia to be Director of the School of Music at the ANU.
Since 2003 she’s been Music Director and Chief Conductor of The Australian Ballet, and since 2014, Artistic Director of Orchestra Victoria.
After 20 years, Nicolette is bidding farewell to The Australian Ballet with performances of Romeo and Juliet in Melbourne (October) and Sydney (December). She talks with Kiera Stevens about her career and music.