Knowing the Score UK PREMIERE – Reception – September 20th 2023


Knowing the Score

UK Premiere

Wednesday 20th September 2023
Film at 7pm
Barbican – Cinema 1
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

You are invited to join us for a unique Tait event. We are delighted to present the UK premiere of a new film, KNOWING THE SCORE, about Australian international conductor, Simone Young AM.


A biopic of an inspiring, brilliant woman who made it to the top in a Man’s world wielding her wit, determination, sense of humour and baton.

Two options available. Book soon as places are strictly limited.


  • £90* – Film, Q&A with Simone Young AM, and Reception
    • Pre Screening drinks from 6pm
    • Film 7pm
    • Q&A 8.30pm
    • Post Screening drinks and reception with bowl food 9pm – 10.30pm


  • £30* – Film, and Q&A with Simone Young AM
    • Film 7pm
    • Q&A 8.30pm


*suggested donation

KNOWING THE SCORE captures the career of a great conductor, its challenges and triumphs, past, present and into the future.
New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Simone Young has conquered them all in the most male dominated of professions, a Conductor of Opera and Classical music. The girl from Manly beach, now a woman with so many firsts to her name, she’s tired of the whole “woman” title that follows her around.
The film combines interviews with observational footage and a wealth of archival footage, as well as access to Simone’s personal photographs.
Far from being a niche music film designed for classical music fans, the directorial vision for the film is to combine elements of a traditional biopic with an unfolding storyline that has the cumulative effect of exploring classical music in the wake of a pandemic from a deeply personal perspective.


Cast & Crew


Simone Young AM

Simone Young is an Australian conductor. She is currently chief conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She is considered one of the most important conductors of our time. Read more


Janine Hosking, Director

Janine Hosking is an Australian documantary film maker. She won a Walkley Award in 1997 for a Seven Network television report titled Tjandamurra, the story of Tjandamurra O’Shane. Read more

Margie Bryant, Producer

Margie Bryant is Founding and Managing Director of Serendipity Productions, a media company with more than twenty years of producing premium factual content in Australian and international markets. Read more


Georgie Black, Executive Producer

Georgie has worked as a barrister and in recent years, has turned her considerable tenacity, passion and brain power to her first love, The Arts. She spends her time as an Arts Patron, Impresario and Producer. Read more

Cate Blanchett, Executive Producer

Cate Blanchett is an Australian actor. Regarded as one of the finest performers of her generation, she is known for her versatile work across independent films, blockbusters, and the stage. Read more

Michael Napthali, Executive Producer
Throughout his professional life Michael has been engaged with the arts and cultural sectors having dedicated himself to supporting, nurturing and advancing the careers, rights and aspirations of artists and the creative industries in Australia and internationally. Read More






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