The West Australian Symphony Orchestra has announced Perth musician Jen Winley as its Assistant Conductor for 2022.

Jen Winley

Winley is a rising star in Western Australian music, having progressed through many of the significant pathway programs both in the state and around the country. As WASO’s Assistant Conductor, she will assist Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Asher Fisch and other WASO guest conductors throughout the 2022 season, and will receive one-on-one masterclasses with Fisch.

Winley has been a participant in WASO’s Emerging Conductors program in 2020 and 2021, and in 2020 took part in the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra’s Australian Conducting Academy Summer School, undertaking workshops with the TSO Principal Guest Conductor Johannes Fritzsch.

A percussionist by training, Winley has performed with the Melbourne, Adelaide, Tasmanian and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, as well as Orchestra Victoria and Academy of Melbourne. She completed a Bachelor of Music Performance in Percussion at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), graduating top of her class in 1999. She is currently a conductor for the Western Australian Youth Orchestras Association (WAYO),...