Recognising Potential
Realising Great Performances


The Townsville Orchestral Winter School has been postponed until spring and will take place from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th October 2020. The new deadline for registrations is 20th July 2020. Info and Registrations

2020 – BSO

Ballarat and Beethoven are busy making 2020 and the 250th anniversary a special year.

Gyula Cseszkó

Conductor, Artistic Director, Music Educator
M.Mus (Melb.) Grad.Dip.Ed

Gyula Cseszkó, was born of Hungarian-Dutch parents and studied with conductors Denis Vaughn, Nicholas Braithwaite, Shalom Ronly-Riklis, Carlo Felice Cillario, Carl Crossin OAM, and Professor John Hopkins OBE.

Recently appointed Chief Conductor of the Ballarat Symphony Orchestra, he has conducted the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, the Melbourne University Symphony Orchestra (in 5 concerts), the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne University Biomedical Orchestra, Melbourne Lawyers and Monash Medical Orchestras, and the Hawthorn U3A Orchestra. He founded and was Chief Conductor/Artistic Director of the professional La Fratenita di Solisti chamber orchestra for five years.

With an interest in choral music, he directed Monash Chorale, Box Hill Chorale, Ballarat Choral Society, Maroondah Singers, Southeastern Philharmonia and Peninsula Chorale, and was Artistic Director for Monash Sing-for-Kids for 2 years.