Equally at home with opera and orchestra, Karin Hendrickson is the newly appointed Associate Artist at Sage Gateshead, Assistant Conductor of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, and Music Director of the Young Sinfonia in association with RNS. One of the few conductors worldwide nominated for the 2016 Salzburg Festival/Nestle Young Conductors Award, she was recently accepted as 1 of 6 out of 161 applications for the 2017/18 Dallas Opera Hart Institute of Women Conductors, USA, and was 1 out of 142 applicants for the 2018 Royal Opera House Covent Garden Women Conductors Workshop.
Conducting highlights include debuts with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (USA), Nashville Symphony Orchestra (USA), Kammersymphonie Graz (Austria), Sao Paulo Symphony (Brazil), Royal Northern Sinfonia (UK), and Southbank Sinfonia (London). Opera credits include Music Director for the premiere and tour of Opera for the Unknown Woman (Melanie Wilson/Fuel Opera), Music Director for Bloomsbury Opera, and most recently Chorus Master for The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria. She was recently Music Director for the production of Bernstein’s MASS at the University of North Carolina School for the Arts.