• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE0316

Young, Simone

(1961 – )
  • Born 2 March, 1961, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Conductor, Music director


Simone Young is the Conductor and Music Director of Opera Australia. She was educated at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music.

Simone has been conductor Paris Opera, Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin and Vienna Staatsoper, Royal Opera House (London) and the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
She was Young Australian of the Year in 1987.

Simone is married to Greg Condon and has 2 daughters.

(Source: Herd, Margaret (editor) Who’s Who in Australia, 2002 38th edition, Crown Content, Melbourne.)

[NB: the above biography was researched and written by Philida Sturgiss-Hoy]


  • 2001 - 2001

    Inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women

Published resources

  • Book
    • Contemporary Australian Women 1996/97, 1996
  • Edited Book
    • Who's Who in Australia 2002, Herd, Margaret, 2002
  • Resource