Vanessa Scammell


Vanessa Scammell is a conductor and musician who enjoys a diverse portfolio of work as a conductor of ballet, musical theatre, concert repertoire and opera.

Vanessa’s postgraduate study included a Masters in Conducting; she has been the recipient of the Brian Stacey Award and the Robert and Elizabeth Albert Conducting Fellowship for The Australian Ballet.

Find out more about Vanessa and her amazing list of performances.

upcoming performances

Meg Washington
with the MSO

Friday 09 February 2024, 7:30pm

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

Conducted by Vanessa Scammell as part of Meg’s first run of orchestral shows in seven years, this mesmerising performance with the MSO will showcase her latest tracks alongside hits like Catherine WheelLazarus DrugKiss Me Like You’re Going to DieSkeleton Key and more.

The Man from Snowy River
In concert

Thursday 15 Feb 2024, 2:30 pm + 7:00 pm
Friday 16 Feb 2024, 2:30 pm
Friday 16 Feb 2024, 7:00 pm

The Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

Following four sold out Melbourne performances The Man from Snowy River comes to the Sydney Opera House for a special screening with live orchestra. Joining in the celebrations will be the original stars of the film Sigrid Thornton and Tom Burlinson, who at each performance will give audiences some insight into the making of the film and discuss why it remains so close to their hearts.

The Man from Snowy River
with Southern Cross Symphony

Saturday 17 Feb 2024, 2:30 pm + 7:00 pm
Sunday 18 Feb 2024, 1:00 pm

Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney, Sydney

Join special guests Sigrid Thornton, Tom Burlinson and the 54-piece Southern Cross Symphony playing Bruce Rowland’s award-winning score live in this special screening of the timeless Australian movie.

Hoodoo Gurus @ Symphony in the Park
with Canberra Symphony Orchestra
at Enlighten Festival 2024

Sunday 10 March 2024, 7:30 pm

Commonwealth Park, Canberra

“We’re really thrilled to be doing Symphony in the Park. It’s going to be extraordinary. The last time we performed in Canberra was 2017 and we can’t wait to get back there.” – Dave Faulkner, Hoodoo Gurus founder and songwriter

Casino Royale In Concert
with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Friday 15 March 2024, 7:30 pm

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane Everyone has a past. Every legend has a beginning.

For the first time ever, audiences will be able to experience Bond on the big screen accompanied by the power of Queensland Symphony Orchestra performing composer David Arnold’s thrilling musical score live and in sync with the picture.

with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 16 March 2024, 1:30 pm + 7:30 pm

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane

Audiences will experience the next chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA performing Alexandre Desplat’s full score live to picture.

with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Thursday 18 April, 2024, 7:00pm
Friday 19 April, 2024, 7:00pm
Saturday 20 April, 2024, 2:00pm
Saturday 20 April, 2024, 7:00pm

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

Based on the third instalment of the classic saga, this thrilling tale is accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ unforgettable score live. From the moment Harry uses the Marauder’s Map to when the Patronus Charm bursts from his wand, you’ll be transported back into the world you love.

This film is rated PG.