“Simone Young is one of the world’s most significant and trailblazing maestros and it is a great privilege to be a small part of this insightful documentary that celebrates her life, her work, and her triumphant return to Sydney.”Cate Blanchett
"There are some performances where you find yourself; I could only describe it as flying above the performance. They're extremely rare."Simone Young
Knowing the Score is a biopic of Australian conductor Simone Young, an inspiring, brilliant woman who made it to the top in a man’s world wielding her wit, determination, sense of humour and baton.
New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Simone Young has conquered them all in the most male dominated of professions, conducting 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.
From the award-winning Australian director Janine Hosking, executive Produced by Academy Award winner and 2023 Golden Globe winner for Tár Cate Blanchett, Knowing the Score captures the career of an extraordinary conductor, its challenges and triumphs, past, present and into the future.