Graham Abbott has been Conductor-in-Residence at the Elder Conservatorium of Music Adelaide, Musical Director of Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus, Associate Conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Musical Director of Melbourne Chorale, and in 1997 was Guest Chorus Master of the Chorus of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
He is a frequent guest conductor with all of the major Australian orchestras and opera companies, leading choral societies and numerous new and early music ensembles. Graham is also a respected speaker and broadcaster and was producer and presenter of the highly successful Keys To Music series on ABC Classic FM from 2003 – 2017.
Most recently Graham has conducted The Pearl Fishers for State Opera of South Australia and Opera Queensland, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in the Festival of Learning and Participation, Adelaide Philharmonia Chorus for Handel’s Belshazzar, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for Ears Wide Open, Don Giovanni for State Opera of South Australia, Messiah for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Canberra Choral Society, Bach St Matthew Passion for Opera Queensland, Beethoven Symphony No 3 for Camerata of St John's and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Israel in Egypt for the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, as well as concerts with the Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra Symphony Orchestras. International highlights include presenting and conducting Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra’s Unwrap the Music series, Messiah with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with the Prague Chamber Orchestra, concerts with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and with the Ulster Orchestra in Northern Ireland.