Clinton is a young Australian conductor who’s passionate about bringing classical music to a wider audience. He is the Chief Conductor of the Henley Chamber Orchestra whose ticket proceeds are donated to the Bali Children Foundation. In 2016, 10 children in Bali will now have an education due to the HCO. Clinton’s conducting mentors include Trevor Henley, David Byrne and Benjamin Northey. He is currently furthering his piano study with Kristian Chong and also David Barnard for opera studies.
Clinton has participated in masterclasses at home and abroad with Benjamin Northey, Luke Dollman, Kenneth Kiesler, and Niels Muss. This year he will attend a masterclass with Atso Almila (Sibelius Academy).
Chairman - Seth Watts
Seth is the CEO of Newlitho, a provider of marketing solutions to the real estate sector. In this role he is responsible for the business operations, strategy development and management of Newlitho’s business nationally. Before joining Newlitho, Seth worked as a developer and manager for 6 years in a series of dot com start-ups that focused on automating advertising booking and management online.
Seth lived in the Detroit for 10 years as a teenager and earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Michigan State University in 2000. Seth also has an MBA from the Melbourne Business School (2006) and a Masters of Marketing from the same school (2012).
PR & Media Adivisor - Isabelle Gan
Isabelle is currently studying a Bachelor of Communications at RMIT University specialising in Media studies and Public Relations. Throughout her studies, Isabelle has been offered wonderful opportunities to work in professional Media environments, completing ongoing internships with large to boutique Public Relation firms in Melbourne. Isabelle’s dream job is to work in TV as a reporter or producer, or to continue her path down PR. She has sung at AAMI Park for the Melbourne Heart/ Melbourne Victory game, at Hamer Hall and been in amateur theatre productions. With her love for music and her passion for the media related industries, Isabelle will have a great ability to understand and connect with musicians across all social media platforms.
Business Manager - Victor St Clair
Victor is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce at The University of Melbourne. While majoring in actuarial studies, he has also guest lectured at the Melbourne Business School on financial mathematics.
He has a part time background in catering and event management operations, as well as experience on clarinet and saxophone. He has performed at Uptown Jazz Cafe, Hamer Hall and Government House, and still rips the occasional “Rhapsody in Blue” glissando from time to time.
Having played clarinet in the Henley Chamber Orchestra, Victor is no stranger to being a subordinate of Clinton Daley. As a Melbourne-born supporter of classical music, he is looking forward to the challenges of his role as business manager.